Good Shooters

In N.B.A. Basketball by Brock Bourgase


Don’t give a great shooter time and space to get a good shot off and don’t help off a great shooter and let them take an open shot.

It seems as if the Lakers had not read the scouting report – as not only did Metta World Peace give Kevin Durant enough room to do whatever he wanted but left other viable options like James Harden and Russell Westbrook open – but were unaware of the time and the score.

World Peace could have lowered Durant’s shooting percentage by making him dribble and rush a shot, or, even better, made him give up the ball and put the game in someone else’s hands, instead of the second-most clutch player in the Association.  As a team, Los Angeles was too relaxed and allowed Oklahoma City to take the shot they wanted.