You could describe Dennis Schröder’s buzzer-beater shot the same way you could depict 20 percent of his hair: gold.
The make ended the first quarter in an important game for both the Celtics and Hawks. The two teams came into Saturday’s contest tied for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, holding identical 47-32 records.
Remember when Schröder couldn’t shoot? That’s changed a whole bunch by now. He’s not sinking an all-world percentage from long range this year (just 32 percent from beyond the arc), but considering where he was when he first game into the league three seasons ago, the 22-year-old seems on track to becoming a real
Schröder — I mean, shooter.
Schröder wasn’t making that shot two years ago. No way. Now, he’s playing so well that just about anyone who’s consistently watched the Hawks this year would argue he’s a starting-caliber point guard.