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Thread: OT. why do basketball teams that are tied

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    OT. why do basketball teams that are tied

    wait for the last second to take the shot?
    i was watching a game the other day and the teams were tied. the one team had the ball with 24 seconds left to play. they dribbled and passed until the clock read 3 seconds until they took a shot. why didnt they try to shoot earlier?
    maybe someone can help me, im not a basketball guy.

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    Well, teams that play for the last shot want to start the offense (usually) with about 10-12 seconds on the clock and get a good look with around 2-3 seconds left to allow for an offensive rebound and follow should the initial shot be missed and under normal circumstances 2-3 seconds is not enough time for the opponent to rebound and get a quality shot at the other end. Now, of course, basketball history is littered with teams that have rebounded a missed shot with 2-3 seconds on the clock, threw an outlet pass to a player who took a dribble and hits the game winner, but by and large, shooting with 2-3 seconds on the clock leaves you an opportunity for a put back, but not enough for a quality shot at the other end.


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    Ask Tomlin. He might know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DukieBoy View Post
    Ask Tomlin. He might know.
    WRONG! Tomlin wouldnt take a shot and would hope for the best in OT
    2017 Mock

    1. T.J Watt, OLB/DE, Wisconsin - will be a huge mistake if available and we pass

    2. Cordrea Tankersley, CB, Clemson

    3. Josh Jones, S, N.C. State

    3. Adam Shaheen, TE, Ashland

    4. Trey Hendrickson, DE, Florida Atlantic

    5. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M

    6. Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State (How can you go wrong with that name, however the sample size is so small that his dad may be better even in his 50's)

    7. Alec Torgersen, QB, Pennsylvania

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    Sarcasm was abit too subtle, apparently.

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    The reason you play for the last shot in a tie game is that typically (barring the steal/rebound and long outlet pass play from the opposing team) is that it leaves you in a position in which the worst you can do is go to overtime. If you take a shot early on, say with 20 seconds left, you allow the opposing team to get a rebound if you miss and then take it to the other side of the court, hit a shot, and win.

    This answer assumes, of course, that you weren't attempting to imply something else entirely and are not actually interested in serious answers.
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    You only take the shot immediately if theres snow on the court. Or if someone blocked one of your shots earlier in the game.


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