Five Takeaways: Knicks Late Rally In Chicago A Positive Step

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Three-Point Shooting Returns

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The Knicks had record-breaking success last year shooting the three-pointer. After only attempting 13 total as a team against the Bucks last game, the Knicks opened it up a bit from long-range to take 24 three-pointers in Chicago.
 
They ended up making nine of those shots behind the arc -- a solid 37.5 percent. The three-point picture is incomplete, however, until J.R. Smith is back from suspension because he averaged 5.5 attempts last season, second to only Carmelo. It was encouraging to see the newcomer, Bargnani, make one from downtown because that will help pull big defenders out of the paint like we saw in this game.
 
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