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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #12570 on: May 15, 2019, 07:40:33 PM »
It was an unreal play but on some respects it was a free go. Game was not lost as it was going to overtime so it was a good percentage shot. Execution was great though and as has been said the high arc to get it in was essential. The reality is that given the closeness of many of these teams at this level this type of ‘clutch’ play is regular. Small margins and Leonard has been outstanding all the way this season.

Was class but a free go as you said....v different than a must make bucket when youre 2 down. Still. Class

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #12571 on: May 15, 2019, 09:37:42 PM »
Steve Kerr has changed basketball completely in terms of shot selection. 5 or 6 years ago a player would get a bolloxing for taking on too many 3 point shots. Now all the top teams have 2 or 3 players that are expected to shoot on site from 3 point range. I think I read somewhere that the stats guys re-did the numbers and worked out it was a more efficient strategy even if in theory 70% shooting 2 point shots (expected points per shot 1.4) is better than 40% at 3 (expected points 1.2 per shot) but shooting from further out guarantees getting more shots off and stretches the defence who before where blank style getting in position protecting the rim, now teams have to come out or the best players will shoot the lights out from beyond arc. When they do come out that leaves more space inside so easier layups. Also turn over from 3 point shot the team are all in position to defend fast break so concede less when ball is turned over.

It would be interesting in gaa if a team had 3 or 4 players that shot fairly well that just fired off shots from 35/40 meters when the other team sat in blanket defence. 1 point no matter where score from might make it not quite as good a strategy.
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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #12572 on: May 16, 2019, 08:50:27 AM »
The retort of a 9 year old


You? More like 6 I'd say.

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Re: American Sports Thread
« Reply #12573 on: May 17, 2019, 12:07:27 AM »
Patrick Peterson corner back of the Arizona Cardinals has been suspended 6 games for taking performance enhancing drugs. Normally it is 4 games for a first offence but he had a masking agent in his sample as well so it is a six game suspension. This is a big blow for the Cardinals and a bigger blow for Petersons reputation.

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