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The Free Throw Line Wasn’t Friendly to Playoff Cats

(Raptors Republic)

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Last night the BBN had the pleasure to watch former Cats in all three playoff games last night.  Unfortunately it didn’t end well for all of them.

Terrence Jones’ Rockets won Game 3 in Portland to cut the Blazers’ lead to 2-1.  The W was important but after starting the series on fire, the Real T-Jones didn’t score a point last night.

John Wall put Zard Nation in place to take their first 3-0 series lead ever after stealing two games in Chicago with late-game comebacks, but the third time was a charm for Da’ Bulls.  Wall scored 23 points and added 7 assists and 4 steals, but Wall couldn’t close like the previous two games.  With 1:27 to play and the game tied at 91, Wall missed two free throws.  Wall bounced back to hit his final five free throws, but it was too little too late after Jimmy Butler’s deep three, giving the Bulls a 100-97 win.

Patrick Patterson has become the Raptors’ most important player off the bench.  Last night P-Patt took his game to the next level, making multiple Sportscenter highlights while scoring 10 of his 17 points in the 4th quarter and hitting 3-4 shots from behind the three-point line.  Down 15 with five minutes to play, Patterson helped spark a comeback, but many will remember what happened with :19 seconds to play.  Needing two free throws to tie the game at 98, Patterson missed both and that was all she wrote.

Free throw struggles are the absolute worst, but we can’t get down on our young NBA Cats.  The playoffs are long and there isn’t a better learning opportunity than tasting the agony of defeat.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

5 Comments for The Free Throw Line Wasn’t Friendly to Playoff Cats

  1. Undertaker's Dong
    11:48 am April 26, 2014 Permalink

    This is one of the more pathetically-scribed articles I’ve read on here in a while. Just when I thought that folks like Nichols were bringing up the tone a bit, I log on to read these two dumpster fires of sentences. “Last night the BBN had the pleasure to watch former Cats in all three playoff games last night. Unfortunately it didn’t end well for all of them.” So, did the BBN actually watch the games two nights ago? That’s what is implied by the two occurrences of “last night.” And, do you mean that the night didn’t end well for “any of them?” SMH LOL THXKSR

    • Cal's Coffin
      1:49 pm April 26, 2014 Permalink

      I agree. I usually do not pay much attention to the errors, but this was hard to read.

      Plus, in my opinion, when a player hits his last five free throws, it;s kinda hard to blame missed free throws at the 1:27.

      Using this logic, anyone that missed a free throw in the entire game is to blame.

  2. Coaches Mic'd Up
    1:57 pm April 26, 2014 Permalink

    Kentucky Wide Receiver Coach Mic’d Up

  3. TJ's defense
    2:18 pm April 26, 2014 Permalink

    Terrence Jones only played 13 minutes last night because he can’t guard Aldridge. He has definitely been on fire on the offensive end but he’s the worst defender on a very bad defensive team.

  4. Bunny
    4:16 pm April 26, 2014 Permalink

    Hopefully, all of our returning players and incoming Freshmen are working hard on improving their free throw shooting skills. Unfortunately, mediocre to poor free throw shooting has been the mark of many of Coach Cal’s teams and was the clear difference in our recent National Championship game loss…