Certainly, Horry deserves major props for his performance last night, as has been covered at length. That dunk was sick. However, you can't give a guy all the credit for hitting a wide-open three.
What the hell was Rasheed thinking?! If it'd been in the middle of the play, where he got screened or missed an assignment, that'd be one thing. But, [HubieBrown] you're up by two with less that 10 seconds left. You're the best one-on-one defender on your team, one of the best in the league. Your coach has just given you the assignment: guard one of the best clutch 3-point shooters in league history off the in-bounds. So, what do you do? Double-down on Tony-freakin'-Parker?! What are you, high? [/HubieBrown]
I still can't believe this. He supposedly said afterward that he "decided" to double-down on Duncan. First of all, that's not what he did. Not even close. Second, even if he did, they're up by two, why the hell leave the 3-point line unguarded? When a 3 will beat you, you better not even leave Dale Davis open out there, let alone a red-hot Big Shot Bob. Just amazing.
Now look, I certainly have no love loss for Sheed. But, come on. This is going to go down in history as one of the worst plays ever. It reminds me of Reggie's Star-photo shot against the Knicks in '98. But that doesn't even come close. It was in the 2nd round, it was in the middle of a play, it only tied the game, Chris Childs was not Reggie's defender, he'd gotten switched off Jax, and, let's face it, it's Chris Childs. Not the epitomy of bball-IQ, not by a long shot.
I can certainly sympathize with Brown saying last night that he "has to get over this (game), first." I still can't believe somebody would do something so stupid.