Just wondering about the mention of EJ's gamewinning midrange jumper against Phoenix - I'm not sure I agree with the point that it's necessarily efficient to drive to the rim for the end of game situations. With a mid range jumper, you can get a relatively clean look even if it's a much lower percentage shot. But going to the rim, you'll need to be finishing through contact, and generally the refs will let quite a lot of contact go since they don't want to call fouls in the last 5 seconds unless it's blatant. So I'm not sure that the "you still get 2 points if it's at the FT line, it just wont make the highlights" since it's tough to get the calls in late game. During the flow of the game, I understand the sentiment, but not in late game situations. Hell, even Paul Pierce settles for mid range shots at the end of game, and he's as good at drawing fouls as anyone
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In the NO Podcast Episode 123: The Collapse, Monty, and The Worst Defensive Play Ever
Michael and I rant about the Lakers game. And the Orlando Game. And we present the Worst Defensive Play ever award, after being given not one, not two, but THREE distinctly awful plays to choose from in that Lakers game. Then we answer a listener’s question about rebuilding models and what path we’d like to see the Hornets take.
Last, we talk Memphis and Portland and I get to sneer at Rudy Gay again. That always makes my day.
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I don't like Dwight Howard, but if we're feeding Robin F'n Lopez in the post in the 4th quarter, Dwight should run, skip and jump to New Orleans! When in the hell did Lopez become an all-star that we have to feed him?