Originally Posted by TEX
Yep. Houston was in control, up by 11 with 4 mins to play, when Portland chose that tactic. It totally shifted momentum and let Portland back in it. Good call by Portland to use it. I personally think its lame ass basketball BUT it worked and its part of the game. Wouldn't even be an option if Howard could make free throws better than 65%.
Its only lame if an NBA player cant make a free throw 70plus percent of the time. When your shooting around 40-50 percent, its hilarious. I wont ever forget Howard telling the L.A times last year, when he goes to the free throw line he gets nervous. Im like what? nervous? 10 years in the league and nervous shooting free throws?lol
If your a coach and dont use hack a howard when the game is close, you shouldnt be coaching. I dont see how NBA players can be so bad at free throws. Its the one thing in basketball you can litterally do all day without getting tired.