Rozier credits Celtics teammates for shooting success in fourth quarter


BOSTON – When it comes to 3-point shooting in the fourth quarter, one of the best at making them is on the Boston Celtics roster. 
And his name … Terry Rozier?
The 6-foot-2 guard has been an absolute long-range assassin in the fourth quarter of games this season, connecting on a league-best 71.4 percent (10-for-14) of his attempts.
And his overall shooting in the fourth quarter – 58.8 percent – ranks fourth in the league. 
“It’s big time. A lot of credit goes to my teammates, who screen for me to get open,” Rozier told “Those shots, my coaches have confidence in me, drawing up plays for me, things like that.”
Rozier spent a considerable amount of time this summer working to improve his shooting which was bad – real bad – as a rookie. 
In the regular season, Rozier shot just 27.4 percent from the field and a woeful 22.2 percent from 3-point range. 
He saw his playing time increase during Boston’s six-game playoff series against Atlanta where he shot 39.4 percent from the field and 36.4 percent on 3s. 
This season, his overall shooting numbers stand at 44.4 percent from the floor and 41.5 percent from 3-point range. 
And he’s not putting in the time to improve his shot in practice, he’s working on it afterwards. 
On Tuesday, Rozier participated in a pair of 3-point shooting contests after practice with Jonas Jerebko, Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart. 
Jerebko won the first one, and Rozier was edged out in the second by Crowder. 
“But I let him know, I’m right there with him,” quipped Rozier. “It ain’t like last year.”

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