FanPost

Attn Boylan: It's Called a "Set Play"

Two games ended with pretty spectacular plays last night. And Jim Boylan, aspiring head coach and presumed student of the game, could have learned something. Like what a set play is, for one, and why it's better than the "Gordon dribbles out the clock, then does something, anything" to end games.

Milwaukee was down one point with something like 2 seconds left on the clock. Coming out of a time-out, Terry Stotts [correction: Larry Krystowiak]has his team inbound to Bogut on right block, who immediately passes out to some guy named Sessions for an 18-foot baseline jumper. Ballgame. [Correction: as KT points out, this wasn't a set play according to Bogut. But it worked perfectly, so Boylan should take note of this one.]

Also last night, Toronto should have won when they came out of a timeout with the ballsy inbound alley-oop pass to the smallest guy on the court. There was only 0.5 left on the gameclock, and the inbounds pass was the lob to the streaking TJ Ford, who laid the ball in. (As it turns out, the clock operator had started the clock before hand, essentially robbing the Raptors of their victory).

If I'm Paxson, I'm sending a tape of these highlights to Boylan with a note esentially asking why he insists on giving the ball to Gordon for an isolation play to end every close game. Has this worked since Gordon's rookie season?

FanPosts are user-created posts from the BlogABull community, and are to be treated as the opinions and views of that particular user, not that of the blogger or blog community as a whole.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Blog a Bull

You must be a member of Blog a Bull to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blog a Bull. You should read them.

Join Blog a Bull

You must be a member of Blog a Bull to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Blog a Bull. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker