Re: Pops cost San Antonio tonight
posted at 6/19/2013 1:30 PM EDT
In response to antiqueman1's comment:
I tend to agree with your statements. Pops, pops, pops. You don't sit your best rebounder in the game with uner 30seconds to go. Not only once but twice. You just don't. Not with a 5 point lead and 28 seconds to go. You had the championship won, or re-won after coughing up a 10 point lead to start the 4th in the first 2 minutes. Sorry, Pops outcoached and outsmarted himself. If you lose, you want to lose with your best players on the court.
In response to BostonTrollSpanker's comment:
"Great game ruined by such a game fixing call."
This is amazing BS by you. You definitely should NOT watch game 7.
Yes, it was probably a foul, but the refs have almost always swallowed whistles in those situations.
I would accept your whining if the team you are talking about WAS NOT AHEAD IN THE GAME BY FIVE POINTS WITH 30 SECONDS LEFT.
If you give up a five point lead with 30 seconds left, you have no one to blame but yourself. No one. That should be an insurmountable lead.
You can assign blame to the Spurs in many directions, but Pop gets the most blame for his bizarre late game substitutions (and lack thereof). Think Duncan in the game might have made it harder for Bosh to get the rebound and get it off to Ray in the corner?
Heat get credit also. That was one of the greatest NBA games ever played (given the stakes).
I'm going to save my superlatives about Ray Allen until after game 7, he'll get superlatives from me whether the Heat win or lose but if the Heat win game 7 that Allen shot will go down as one of the greatest in NBA history. It reminds me of Horry's shot against the Kings except Horry's shot was top of the key and comparatively much easier.
I don't see how the Spurs can regroup and win game 7 now. We'll see.
I said for the Spurs to win it all, Ginobili had to play 2 out of 3 good games. Well, he gets a chance to redeem himself in Game 7. He was so bad. He looked like he was playing for the Heat. But ownership of the loss still belongs to Pops. If you are going to take Duncan out, then it must be clearly understood, that in no way shape or form, are any 3 pointers allowed to be taken. 2 pointers were not going to kill you then. That was the worst 28 seconds by a team. Just awful.
I just am not sure how they will respond. To have had it won, and then to lose in OT, with a chance also to win it in OT. And you let the worst player of the game go coast to coast.....Just a terrible loss.