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Bulls guard Nate Robinson went back to his "Peter Pan theory" on Tuesday night to get his outside shooting back on track.
The 5'9 Robinson entered Tuesday's contest riding a streak of nine consecutive games where he failed to shoot at least 50% from the field, but told Scott Powers of ESPNChicago.com that it was a renewed mentality that allowed him to record his most productive game in weeks.
"The last couple games I really haven't been shooting the ball well," Robinson said. "I just told myself I had to go back to my whole Peter Pan theory. You can't fly without happy thoughts."
The lightning quick scoring guard came alive at the most crucial part of the game in the fourth quarter, and drained three of his long-range shots to help keep the Celtics off balance. Now averaging 10.8 points and 3.6 assists per game this year for Tom Thibodeau's Bulls, Robinson continues to play a vital role as both a facilitator and outside threat with star point guard Derrick Rose still on the shelf. Robinson will have yet another chance to torch one of his former teams this Friday when Chicago travels to New York to face the East-leading Knicks.