Posted by Julian Benbow, Globe Staff January 4, 2010 05:29 PM
Admittedly, Eddie House is still looking for his shots to start falling from 3-point range, but having gone through a similar stretch last season only to finish the year shooting 44.4 percent from long distance, he’s confident his shot will come along.
House shot 31.3 percent from 3-point range for all of November a season ago snapped out of the early season slump hitting 28 of his 62 3s in December, and heating up from there. So far this season, he’s shot 37.9 percent from 3, but in the past three games he’s shown signs of life, hitting 9 of 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
"For whatever reason, I haven’t been shooting the ball particularly well,” House said. “It happened to me like this last year, too. But, you know, you just keep plugging and keep working on what you need to work on and try to get your shots and continue to take your shots and try to do what you’ve done your whole career.
"Eventually you’ll get back to what you do. The shot’s starting to feel good now. I’ve got a good rhythm. I’m feeling good, my body feels good. So I’ll just continue to try to build on that.”
As a team, Boston is shooting, 34.6 percent from 3, 15th in the league. Of Celtics with more than 16 games played, Paul Pierce (47.3 percent) is the only player over 40 perecnt shooting from 3.