Stat check: And-1 leaders


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Rajon Rondo draws contact during a game against the Mavericks.The Boston Celtics rank 29th in the league in 3-point field goals made per game, but there's more than one way to put three points on the scoreboard? Being able to finish through contact can often provide a similar momentum jolt as a shot from beyond the arc. With help from Synergy Sports data, a look at the Celtics' individual leaders in and-1 plays through 23 games this season:

10 - Paul Pierce

6 - Jeff Green

5 - Kevin Garnett

4 - Jason Terry

3 - Chris Wilcox, Jared Sullinger, Rajon Rondo

2 - Brandon Bass

1 - Courtney Lee, Leandro Barbosa

Rapid reaction: Rondo often seems frustrated by a lack of whistles while attacking the basket and, on the surface, his number appears alarmingly low. Even with his increased success in the mid-range, Rondo seemingly should draw more and-1 opportunities. According to HoopData, Rondo averages 4.4 shots per game at the rim this season and completes a whopping 67.6 percent of them. As for Pierce at the top of the list, absolutely no surprise there, he led the team with 30 and-1s last season, accounting for 31.3 percent of the team's total (for what it's worth, Rondo was second last year with 12 and-1s).