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Point guards way off point from the arc

12/10/2010

DALLAS -- If one area of semi-concern has emerged during the Dallas Mavericks' 11-game win streak, it's the 3-point shooting of their point guards.

Jason Kidd had become as deadly as anyone in the league from beyond the arc -- better than 40 percent the last two seasons -- and J.J. Barea was pretty adept at knocking down the long ball, too. Over the past three seasons, Barea's shot it at a 36.1-percent clip.

But, both players have hit hard times. During the 11-game win streak, Kidd, who has still had a knack for going 0-fer and then hitting the late, crucial 3, is 17-of-54 for 31.5 percent, which has dropped his season average from the arc to 35.2 percent.

Barea's shot has just plain cratered. He's 3-of-21 for 14.3 percent from the arc during the win streak, which is actually his exact percentage for the season (7-of-49).