Tuesday, June 8, 2004

I was watching game 1 of the NBA finals. The announcers kept saying how great Detroit's clock management was... well, in fact it was terrible. They were up 12 with 6 minutes left. What does that mean? It means run the clock. It means that if I see someone shoot with more than 5 seconds on the clock, you're going to the bench. Instead they're running down and putting up terrible shots. With 18 seconds on the clock. Man, that really is great clock management. Wow.

What I think actually happened is that ole Larry Brown received a call from David Stern at the beginning of the 4th quarter that went something like this: "Do your best to blow it or else. The only way you can win this game is if the Lakers don't hit their shots, but even so, you must give them every opportunity."

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