What's this? Kirk Hinrich played 40 minutes Friday, made 9 of 18 shots, hit five 3-pointers, had 11 rebounds, handed out 5 assists but did not go to the free-throw line.
"He had a great game,'' Bulls coach Scott Skiles said. "The guy played 40 minutes of all-out basketball. You would be hard-pressed maybe to find another guy or two guys who played as hard tonight, and he got zero free throws. That is what sticks out for me. I have a hard time understanding that."
The Bulls shot only 9 free throws as a team, while Dallas had 21 attempts.
"I love him,'' Dallas coach Don Nelson said of Hinrich. "He's as close to Jeff Hornacek as you can get. He can play for me any time."
Hornacek is an interesting comparision. Can't say I agree but interesting anyways.