Playoffs 2019

NBA Playoffs 2019: Raptors' Danny Green addresses shooting slump ahead of Game 3

Danny Green struggled in the Toronto Raptors' loss to the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2.

In 32 minutes of play, Green was limited to three points on 1-for-8 shooting from the field. He missed all three of his 3-point attempts in the fourth quarter, including one in the closing seconds that would've given the Raptors an opportunity to force overtime.

In talking to the media on Tuesday, Green said that his three 3-point attempts in the fourth quarter "felt really good" and that he simply needs to put the game behind him as both he and the Raptors prepare for Game 3.

"Sometimes they are just off the mark," Green said. "A couple of them felt really good, especially the last three I thought were really good - back rim, some in and out, a little off the mark. I could probably use a little more arc on my shot, but some games it goes that way.

"The next game, you put it behind you and you think the next one is going in."

Green said more of the same following Monday's loss.

"(You) wish you could get that shot back," Green said post-game. "I know if I get that shot back 10 times, I think I'll make at least eight of them. That's just the confidence. You should have that confidence. Mentally, I'm thinking the next one's going in."

Green is coming off of the best shooting season of his career, in which he made 45.5 percent of his 3-point attempts, the second-best rate in the league behind only Joe Harris of the Brooklyn Nets.

Green, however, hasn't been the same player so far in these playoffs, as he's converted only 31.6 percent of his 3-point attempts through seven games.

The Raptors have still been a significantly better team with him on the court, but there's no doubt that they'd benefit offensively from him regaining his touch. The 76ers were much more aggressive doubling Kawhi Leonard in Game 2, which opened up more opportunities for Green and others.

Green will have an opportunity to bounce back on Thursday when the 76ers host the Raptors for Game 3.

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