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.
Mourning the Loss of a LegendFebruary 1, 2020
When we all found out that Kobe Bryant had passed, for kids my age in the late 90’s, for sports fans all over the world, and even for people who didn’t necessarily like Kobe, the news was extremely shocking and saddening. The man was young, but his daughter, who played the game eerily similar to […]
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 […]
Rested Pistons Take Down CelticsDecember 16, 2018
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 […]