Take for instance the 1985 Finals. In the Celtics’ Game 6 loss, they scored only 100 points, the lowest total for either team in the series. In Game 1, the Celtics had set the benchmark for 3-point shots taking 9 and making 7 (77.8 percent). Both teams focused on creating and taking high-percentage shots, which kept the 3-point attempts much lower than what you see today.
By contrast, in many playoff series this year, even one team cracking 100 is a rarity, and double-digit 3-point attempts (if not makes) are the norm.
Blueprint is There: BEAT THE WARRIORSMay 7, 2019
The Clippers exposed a team that surmised to turmoil nearly all season long, and now Houston has the defending champs in the same boat LA did: series tied, 2-2. The defense the Rockets displayed during game 3, especially from midway in the 1st quarter to halftime, is exactly how you beat GS. Don’t allow any […]
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The last time we checked on the Detroit Pistons, they were red-hot, having won five in a row and nine of their last 11. Coming off back-to-back wins against the Bulls and Warriors, Detroit was forced to play a third game in four nights against the Oklahoma City Thunder; we lost by 27. For the […]