The Gods of Basketball Do Not Take Kindly To Missed FTs

Fish’s 1st 3 pointer (or was it his 2nd? I forget.)

To me, it’s very simple. If you shoot only 22-37 FTs (59.5%), inspite of being able to shoot 76% FTs in the regular season, then you deserve to lose. Especially if a. those FTs are important down the stretch (such as Howard’s 2 of 2 misses with 11.1 seconds to go in the 4th with the score 84-87, that could’ve brought them within a point), and b. players who regularly do better, such as Hedo Turkoglu who shoots 84% FTs in the regular season, suddenly shooting only 8 of 13 (61%) today.

I mean, think about it. Everything else LA did or Orl couldn’t do could’ve been neutralized if Orl could only sink their charities.

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You Want Dunks You Say?

I’ve got an Oh My God What A (Pre-Season) Dunk Moment. 3 of them in fact. So let’s get this party started:

That’s Jordan Farmar to Trevor Ariza for the bounce – on – the – backboard – and – git – out – da – wayJason – Kapono – slaaaammm.

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