Orlando Magic guard Jameer Nelson pounds his chest after making a basket in the Magic's game against the Golden State Warriors on December 15th, 2008
Photo by Rocky Widner, NBAE/Getty Images
Jameer Nelson's new nickname should be Mister Third Quarter, as the data in the table below suggest:
|Combined 3rd-Quarter Statistics for Jameer Nelson, Week of December 14th, 2008|
|Quarter-by-quarter splits found via Popcorn Machine|
No, he's not getting to the foul line. No, he's not distributing the ball well. No, he's not doing much of anything else besides score.
And no, it doesn't matter a bit. He's getting buckets and the Magic are getting wins. Not a coincidence, that.