Grizzlies Coaches blow it

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    Grizzlies Coaches blow it

     Tough loss by Memphis tonite as  MemphisCoach Lional Hollins and staff make a HUGE mistake near the end of regulation.

    Zach Randolph hit the front end of the 1 and 1 free throw to put his team up by 2 points over the Spurs with only 1.7 seconds left on the clock. All he needs to do is throw the ball off the backboard, as the chances the Spurs could rebound the ball, then heave the ball the full length of the court and make the winning 3 pointer is less than 1 in 5,000. Instead Randolph is made tyo shot the 2nd free throw. He makes it to put his team up by 3 points, but now the Spurs can call time out and have the team set up the other end of the court for a three point shot. The chances now are about 1 in 10 of making the 3 pointer... and they make the 3 pointer from an open top of the key to take the game into OT where they prevail over the Memphis Grizzlies.

    What a stupid decision to have Randolph not throw it off the backboard on his 2nd free throw. They'll probably eventually beat the Spurs despite this mental mistake. But they made it much harder than they needed too.
     
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    [QUOTE] Tough loss by Memphis tonite as  MemphisCoach Lional Hollins and staff make a HUGE mistake near the end of regulation. Zach Randolph hit the front end of the 1 and 1 free throw to put his team up by 2 points over the Spurs with only 1.7 seconds left on the clock. All he needs to do is throw the ball off the backboard, as the chances the Spurs could rebound the ball, then heave the ball the full length of the court and make the winning 3 pointer is less than 1 in 5,000. Instead Randolph is made tyo shot the 2nd free throw. He makes it to put his team up by 3 points, but now the Spurs can call time out and have the team set up the other end of the court for a three point shot. The chances now are about 1 in 10 of making the 3 pointer... and they make the 3 pointer from an open top of the key to take the game into OT where they prevail over the Memphis Grizzlies. What a stupid decision to have Randolph not throw it off the backboard on his 2nd free throw. They'll probably eventually beat the Spurs despite this mental mistake. But they made it much harder than they needed too.
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    In Response to Grizzlies Coaches blow it: the mistake was not switching by Battier onto Neal. A 2 by Duncan wouldn't have hurt them.
     Tony Allen didn't help any by bricking a wide open 3 in overtime.
     
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    Allen was never a good shooter....but i love his tenacity on defense! I miss that..We could use him against miami...lets hope we can handle lebronsy..
     
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    Tough call in regulation but you left out something thats important. You say since Randolph made the second FT, the Spurs called time out and set up for the game tying 3.

    So, if Randolph missed the FT, like you suggest, the SPurs could still call time out and set up not for a game tying 3, but a game winning 3.

    Maybe a few tenths of a second less on the clock is all.

    Id take my chances being up 3 knowing I cant lose the game... in exchange for a few tenths of a second more coming off the clock.

    Coach made correct call imo...assuming youre giving all the facts


     
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    Also, Hollins (Griz coach) said he told his players to all stand "outside" the 3 point line defensively.... and when the play began, they were all standing inside the line... so they deserved to give up that 3..

    Has to be frustrating but theres nobody to blame but the players
     
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    Tough loss is all. I think it is safe to say it is Tony Allen time.
     
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    [QUOTE]Tough call in regulation but you left out something thats important. You say since Randolph made the second FT, the Spurs called time out and set up for the game tying 3. So, if Randolph missed the FT, like you suggest, the SPurs could still call time out and set up not for a game tying 3, but a game winning 3. Maybe a few tenths of a second less on the clock is all. Id take my chances being up 3 knowing I cant lose the game... in exchange for a few tenths of a second more coming off the clock. Coach made correct call imo...assuming youre giving all the facts
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    I completely agree with this guy. Risking a loss by purposely missing the free throw wouldnt have made sense. making it and having a possible overtime is better than missing and losing. The coaches would have been severely criticized if they had missed it and gone for the rebound instead.
     
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    The only way the spurs win is with a three point shot, and they made a wide open three, a wiiiiiiiiiiiide open three. How is that possible?

    Either the coach, or some bone head player, had his head where the sun don't shine.

    Pop and the Spurs were clutch. Kudos.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Grizzlies Coaches blow it : the mistake was not switching by Battier onto Neal. A 2 by Duncan wouldn't have hurt them.  Tony Allen didn't help any by bricking a wide open 3 in overtime.
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    Amazing what injuries can do to teams...... if Shaq was not injured there would never have been any discussion about Perk and the Cs would have been the #1 seed..... if Rudy Gay was not hurt the Grizz would have swept the Spurs... if David West was healthy the Lakers may be going out in the first round.... if Billups and Amare didn't get hurt the Cs may still be playing or may be out of the playoffs..... if Rose didn't get hurt they may have swept...  if Haslem and Miller weren't hurt the Heat could have been the #1 seed....if Boozer didn't miss the first 30 games and Noah missed the next 30 the #1 seed would never have been in doubt.....if Kaman didn't miss the first 35 games and then Gordon missed the next 30 the Lakers might not even be the best team in el lay......

    I think the Grizz take out the Spurs in Memphis and the end of the Spurs dynasty is quickly coming to an end.... we are going to find out pretty soon that Pop will forget how to coach once Duncan goes.
     

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