earl also made some great defensive and hustle plays.
weird game. hopefully gordon is alright.
I wish the NBA would spell out their rules a little better, but the way I read them the refs actually got the backboard play right:
c. Five sides of the backboard (front, two sides, bottom and top) are considered in play when contacted by the basketball. The back of the backboard and the area directly behind it are out-of-bounds.
If you're making the argument that it's a turnover, here would be your best chance per the rules:
f. A throw-in which touches the floor, or any object on or outside the boundary line, or touches anything above the playing surface is a violation. The ball must be thrown directly inbounds.
However, if the bottom of the backboard is considered in play, I'm guessing it's part of the "playing surface," thus making it legal to throw the ball off the bottom or side of the backboard. Though to me it wouldn't kill the NBA to directly spell this rule out.
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Again. Hayward made 3 dumb plays in last minute
Part is coaching. Hayward had been on the court 15 mins straight. That is long for anyone. This is why he needs to star so that he plays starters minute patterns
Cyrone I don't live or die game to game. You just have to ask yourself is playing Earl every game, on the road,
the best move for the team? I don't think it is, you do. I can live with that.
"Hayward can be a #1?"......"Maybe if he goes down to Fort Wayne...DLeague" -ESPN
What is with this refereeing? They call touch fouls during most of the game but when comes to aggressive contact at the end of a close game they let it go?