When looking at LeBron James’ game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer, there are three things we must consider on the play that began with one second left.
1. Rashard Lewis is 6-foot-10. Mo Williams is 6-foot-1. Williams was inbounding the ball from the left sideline in Cleveland’s end of the floor. Why didn’t Lewis make it difficult for Williams to throw the ball inbound. On top of that, it seemed like Mickael Pietrus ran up towards Williams and Lewis backed off.
2. Hedo Turkoglu was guarding James. Now James made a move to the basket first for a potential lob, but then backed out to the 3-point line. Don’t understand why Hedo didn’t stick with James. The only thing that can beat you is a 3-pointer. Force them to throw the lob pass.
3. If you’re Orlando, you make someone else other than LeBron take the shot, at all costs. Got to give Stan Van Gundy credit. He took the blame for how the Magic defended . For all his whining and moaning during the game, he takes the blame every time it’s warranted and sometimes even when it’s not warranted.