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"En Fuego" Does Not Begin to Describe Jameer Nelson's Third-Quarter Shooting This Week

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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

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
FG FGA 3FG 3FGA Reb Ast TO PF Min eFG% TS% +/-
17 19 6 6 2 2 2 5 27:08 1.052 1.052 +16
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.