Dwane Casey chose not to foul despite approximately a 2-second difference between shot and game-clock. Here’s the final play and the explanation for it:
“We felt like we had five seconds and as soon as we got the rebound (the team was) going to call timeout,” Casey said of why the Raptors fouled so late. “(If Charlotte makes) two free throws, it’s over with anyway “. We felt like we could get one stop and then get a timeout. That’s the way it went down at the end, it should never have gotten to that.”
Note that the Bobcats were 17-30 (56%) from the stripe in this game.
RR feels that this would have been a fantastic strategy if it weren’t for the small problem of the mathematics involved.
- Reaction: Raptors 90, Bobcats 92
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