“It’s about what we want to do, what we want to achieve and what we believe. Whether people say we’re the best or the worst, I don’t think that should influence our approach. It’s all about the inner belief we have in each other as a team and ourselves.”
High school basketball is seven days away here in Michigan.
College has started and the NBA is ten days into their season.
Here’s LeBron James on training.
“Training for me is a lifestyle.”
“Anytime you miss a layup it’s amazing how quickly the opposition scores the ball within four seconds at the other end.”
Red Holzman is looking down and smiling.
The Knicks beat the Bulls on the road tonight 117-104.
New York handed out 32 assists and turned it over only 5 times.
A season high; +27 ratio, assists to turnovers.
When I went to school, I was awful at Math.
Actually I’m pretty good at adding and subtracting to tell the truth.
We here at Play the Right Way like to promote the game. This season I will be charting and tracking two situations in the game.
Foul or defend is back: After taking a year off I decided to get back to following this late game situation. Here’s the deal – A team is up three with less than :07 to play. They are on defense, they have a choice; defend the ball or foul?
Second, I’m tracking assists to turnovers in each game.
Foul or Defend after three nights in the NBA:
The Pacers elected to defend on opening night against the Mavs. Harrison Barnes made them pay; he hit a three to tie and send the game into overtime.
Last night OKC hunkered down and checked; The Suns missed a three.
As for Assists to Turnovers, there’s been 25 games played thus far. The winning teams in 18 of those games have had the better “assists to turnovers” ratio. (More assists than turnovers) I love teams that share the ball. Who doesn’t?
So far, four teams have had more turnovers than assists. (Knicks, Nuggets, Raptors, and OKC) In last night’s game, the Thunder had 13 assists and 22 turnovers.
Five teams have had over 30 assists. (Warriors, Cavaliers, Pacers, Celtics, and Pelicans)
Boy if my third grade teacher can see me now…
It’s just our mindset going into each game. Trying to move the ball, play basketball the right way. Making the extra pass, and it’s helping us out a lot. It’s making us look like we’ve been playing together for a while. It’s fun basketball.
Brooklyn Nets point guard Jeremy Lin:
“Going to Charlotte was a breath of fresh air. I learned so much from Cliff [Hornets coach Steve Clifford]. … We played the right way, we moved the ball, we played as a team. It was just beautiful. It just brought back everything I thought basketball to be, and I had so much fun with it.”