Jonathan Isaac scored 16 points in the first quarter of this game. It was looking like a breakout game for him. A STATEMENT game. Everybody in the arena was clutching their heads in despair. Everybody watching at home had visions of a thirty-burger. Isaac simply couldn’t be stopped.
Or so it seemed. After the first quarter, Isaac only scored four more points, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. For some reason, he got it in his head that he was feeling hot from three, so he ended up attempting nine long-bombs (making two of them). I don’t have the energy to rewind through the game footage to see how these threes looked, but, given my foreknowledge of Isaac’s three-point accuracy (or lack thereof), I’m going to assume that these were major bricks we’re talking about. A guy shooting below thirty percent from three should absolutely not be attempting nine three-pointers in a game unless their name is Antoine Walker. And even then, just no. Don’t do it.
If any Magic fans who actually watched the game and want to chime in with the quality of Isaac’s three-point attempts, they can go ahead. If nobody bothers to correct me, I’m just going to keep making baseless conjectures about things and then treat them as cold hart facts.