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2020-2021 NBA Regular Season thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Splendid Splinter, Dec 15, 2020.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Those Hawks highlights from last night were hilarious. Between Dalinari and Young, I have never seen so many made 30+ footers.
  2. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    What. The. Fuck.
  3. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Watched that live (and won a nice little mid-game bet on Wiz/under) and I still don't know what happened.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    The best part is Murray covering his face in shame as the shot misses badly.

    That was incompetent on so many levels.
  5. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I've said for years that today's NBA is superior to any other era in every way possible, except fast breaks.

    Guys are just conditioned to head to the 3 line. They lacked situational awareness there.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    The player who ran to the corner obviously should have gone to the hoop but they had an open 3 to win the game.
  7. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    If you have a choice between an uncontested layup to force overtime against the Wizards or a 3 to try to win, you take the layup every single time.

    To cap it off Murray's pass was absolutely horrendous. It was a stupid idea, terribly executed.
  8. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    They had a guaranteed layup (and possible and one) to go to overtime at home against an inferior opponent.
    Murray should have never stopped at the 3 line with the ball.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Why? He forces the defender to make a choice and the defender comes out at him. As I said, the player who goes to the corner made a big mistake by not being aware of the situation/floor balance and should have cut to the hoop. But Murray had a wide open pass for a spot up 3. Execution was certainly poor but it’s not some sort of awful decision by him.
  10. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Because you don't want the wide open spot up 3 in that spot. It's the wrong decision.

    If Jamal Murray drives to the hope he has a layup and maybe a foul... or, he passes off to a teammate for an uncontested layup. He needs to be smarter in that situation.
  11. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    The clock situation probably adds some "panic" not there in a typical situation as well, and you can also argue that if the defender is decent at all, he probably hacks a guy with the ball the second the offensive player gets within the 3-point line - make 'em earn it at the line. In isolation, a wide-open 3 to win can be defensible vs. a layup to tie. But in execution, Denver just looked lost. Watching the clip reminded me of one of those really random park pick-up games, where nobody knows each other, and thus they're all running to different spots on a fastbreak and one defender isn't as helpless as he seems. Which, you know, obviously isn't what you want when you're a pro basketball team.
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Who is the player he is passing to for the uncontested layup?
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