Ryan Anderson’s Slump Costing Magic
The question was whether (Ryan) Anderson finally would show up against the Pacers, preferably on Wednesday night.
The answer: Still missing.
In mysterious disappearances, Ryan is now listed with Ameila Earhart, D.B. Cooper, Jimmy Hoffa and Charlie Sheen’s career.
Here’s all you need to know about the Magic’s Game 3 scoring plight: Their second-leading scorer — the league’s 3-point champ — had zero points, one rebound and four fouls heading into the final period.
He finished with seven points, all meaningless as the Pacers led by fill-in-the-blank.
But Anderson did get to guard 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert, as if he wasn’t feeling small enough.
He’s gone from a regular season break-out to a postseason black-out.
Anderson could win the league’s Most Improved Player award, and they might ask for it to be returned.
“I’ll take some of the blame,” Coach Stan Van Gundy said. “We haven’t got him involved in the series.”
After averaging 16 points over 61 games and leading the NBA in 3-pointers made and taken, Anderson is scoring at a chilly 7.9 clip. His production from the 3-point line in the playoffs: 5-of-15.