On most nights, C.J. McCollum can do no wrong. The third-year guard is in the middle of the type of breakout season that defines what a breakout season is. His per-game scoring jumped 13.9 points from where it was a year ago, while his field goal and three-point percentages have yet to dip below his career average.
Shots like this help explain the magic that is McCollum:
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With the shot and game clock both winding down, he spins to his right and looks like he’s about to fall over. Instead, he doesn’t fall over. Oh no.
McCollum rises up and fires a dart over Atlanta’s suddenly hapless Dennis Schröder. It’s pretty awesome stuff from a guy who barely saw meaningful action 12 months ago.