- New York
MH was having a career game, saw a wide-open 8-foot shot and took it. He's a soph, and his coach preaches the green light. He can be forgiven. If he makes that shot, it's a dagger.
AC's shot was ill advised. He was 1-7 from 3 before that shot, and he's shooting about 18 pct from 3 against high majors this season. Terrible decision.
Loved KN's layup. Showed confidence and a killer mentality. JG loved it, too. He jumped up in the air and pumped his fist after it went in. Plays like that will strengthen KN's resolve going forward. Loved that he played to win and not simply to lose. If he'd taken an 18-foot shot in that instance, that'd have been a poor decision, but it was a layup, not a 3 by a guy who's been ice cold from 3 all season. KN is also a soph, basically still a kid. Nice to see him playing loose and confident.
I get the feeling you'd say an open jumper for Malcolm when we're up 3 with 25 seconds left and no shot clock would be a good shot. It wouldn't be. Unless you have an uncontested layup, you make them foul you or you run out the clock when you're at a stage in the game where you can do so.
Happy Nunn was able to create off the dribble - we'll need him to get going. He got a very good look, but it was VERY early in the shot clock. If the look hadn't been quite as good, I'd have had a major problem with it.