Okay, you mean the same choke that everyone's beloved Ray Allen did? Or did I watch a different game, wherein Allen missed his FT. Also, last I checked, an 18-foot jumper from a PF isn't exactly a "gimme" shot. I wouldn't call missing it --- choking.RipCity9 said:Worse yet, we should've won the game had Shareef not choked - first at the line, then on with the long jumper with plenty of time left on the clock.
With all do respect that was a wide open shot and he makes that all the time. He was a little anxious and hurried the shot. He still didn't make it. Shareef is not a clutch player. You disagree and that’s fine. He did the right thing going for a wide open shot with 14 seconds left. We still had a chance to tie with a 3 but Joel threw a bad pass. He didn't lose it for us; we lost on the rebounds tonight. With the extra rebounds and put backs they killed us in the key.Playmaker0017 said:Okay, you mean the same choke that everyone's beloved Ray Allen did? Or did I watch a different game, wherein Allen missed his FT. Also, last I checked, an 18-foot jumper from a PF isn't exactly a "gimme" shot. I wouldn't call missing it --- choking.
Have you watched the past two weeks? His jumper has been terrible. He can't hit anything.RW#30 said:With all do respect that was a wide open shot and he makes that all the time.
Go drudge up the conversation where we discussed Reef's ability in the clutch. You'd be suprised. His shooting percentage and FT% in the final minute of games within 5 points is better than his career averages.Shareef is not a clutch player.
I disagree.He did the right thing going for a wide open shot with 14 seconds left.
Just to clarify, the Sonics huddle at center court after every game, win or lose. It's just one of their rituals this season. I'm guessing the celebration was more about the game Damien Wilkins had, considering he's been on the bench all season and was only playing because Lewis and Radman are hurt.SodaPopinski said:I'm guessing that's why they were celebrating like dogs at midcourt, not because they had just needed several miracle shots by a rookie to beat one of the worst teams in the league.
No. I disagree.Fork said:That's why he shouldn't have taken the shot.
TAKING the shot was the worst part.
I didn't say he shouldn't have taken A shot. But the one he took was the WORST shot he could have taken. I liked his move the other day, taking it to the rack with the game on the line. I'd give us a 70% chance of winning a game with that shot.Playmaker0017 said:No. I disagree.
Reef has to either take the shot or drive the lane. Both moves were open. Typically his jumper is on - and he makes that shot 60-70% of the time when uncovered.
But, the past couple weeks, he hasn't hit anything with his jumper. So, I don't think he should have taken it. But - you HAVE to do something with it.
I'm used to it Play, I think all of us should be. When the Blazers play a good team game in the first half, the backcourt gets trigger happy and thinks they won the game so they can do whatever they want and it digs our own grave. Our advantage is on the inside, Shareef, Darius, and Ruben but Damon of course wants to shoot the most amount of baskets, while making the least. I'm used to it.Playmaker0017 said:The Blazers played a solid first half - keeping the ball in Miles/Reef/Patterson's hands. The second half, we decided we were a perimeter team. We immediately went down by 8. Then, this team relied on stupid circus shots to get back into the game ... a game that those same stupid shots put us out of.
So are you saying he has low basketball IQ? I do agree that would have been a better choice with the lane open.Playmaker0017 said:I disagree.
I think he should have known his jumper hasn't been on the past week, so he should have drove to the hole. Tried to draw some contact and get a potential 3 point play.
Does everything have to be black and white, every play ultimately conclusive? Maybe Reef has fine basketball IQ and simply made a mistake. Maybe he saw something viewers couldn't that suggested driving the ball would have resulted in a lower percentage shot.RW#30 said:So are you saying he has low basketball IQ? I do agree that would have been a better choice with the lane open.
Actually, our guards had cooled down GREATLY as they had just missed the past 4 shots, if I counted correctly.RipCity9 said:It was a horrible decision with that much time left on the clock - especially given his poor shooting as of late, not to mention the way our guards were hitting in the fourth.
Wait. I fail to see the correlation. I mean, that's a giant leap in logic there, RW.RW#30 said:So are you saying he has low basketball IQ?
Reef has a carrier? Man, I never knew.As for his jump shot he was taking the small 5-7 footers turn around shots and making it. I don't think his shot is way off compare to any other time in his carrier