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Foul 'em when you're up by three?

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#1 ogarte24



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Posted December 17, 2008 - 11:54 AM


It's a stroke of a genius definitely. But I could safely say it's all but lucky.

You don't often end up being successful in taking risks.

Going up against experienced teams like Boston, Spurs, I don't think that strategy would have won the game for us.

The best thing we could do is defend exceptionally well during those critical stretches of the game.

Great great defense without fouling.

If it's Boston, they wouldn't have allowed Nate Robinson to be in proper position to hit that shot. Nate would have been covered excellently. That's how good and tested the Celtics are.

We should mimic that. Unfortunately, we don't have the right pieces right now.

If defense can win championships, defense could also help eke out games like that when the outcome is yet to be decided.

Too bad, Jackson teaches defense. But he doesn't preach it.

Edited by ogarte24, December 17, 2008 - 11:56 AM.

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Posted December 17, 2008 - 12:24 PM

The only reason he did it was because they were out of timeouts and there was precious little time left on the clock (I think 3.7 seconds). We had a timeout to advance the ball to half-court, which made it even tougher on them to respond. Otherwise Philip rarely employs that strategy. Genius? Hardly.

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