Like others on this board, I have held the opinion over the years that the 3-point shot is "fool's gold," as Larry Brown calls it.
Nevertheless, despite my early concerns, I've certainly warmed up to it at this point in the season. There is no doubt that a three takes the wind out of the opponents' sails. Also, I have been pleasantly surprised to see Dun and Granger effectively hit the three this season, in general.
So, tonight, I'm fired up to watch the Ps play, and to see some of our players drain some threes and rev up the offense.
Do I worry that it will catch up with us as the season goes on, and into the playoffs? Yes. I feel strongly that last year Detroit--especially with Billups--saw Larry Brown's prediction of fool's gold coming back to haunt them. But they were red hot the first half of the year.
And yet, Obie went to the semi-finals with this strategy a few years back.
So, I've got mixed emotions about our vulnerable strategy of jacking up the three whenever it's open. But I'm certainly enjoying it.