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we need to practice last second plays, seriously

Last night, the Pacers lost again down the stretch, and that is by no means an accident. On the last play, Darren Collison caught the ball, takes a few dribbles and then runs into a semi trap and basically tosses the ball to granger in a terrible spot and basically ask Danny Granger to bail him out. That was painfully atrocious last second play to the game with so much meaning to it. These kinds of plays are the main difference between the bulls winning and the Pacers losing, that is simple execution. The bulls either cleared the way and have derrick rose drive to the basket or have korver screen and pop. On their last second plays, the Pacers become so predictable; Danny granger chucking up threes while everyone else on the team stands around. This series has completely expose the Pacers lack of control and execution along with questionable plays draw up by the coach. If I'm not mistaken, there were 17 or so seconds remaining on that last play down by only 2, that is more than ample time to set up a good play, we did not need to jack up a 3, we were playing at home, so forcing overtime was an option. what happened was DC dribbling the ball for 5 or 6 seconds which was complete waste of precious time and then running towards granger with a shove pass. If the Pacers are to improve in the future, they have to improve on their execution down the stretch. Last night, DC played one of his worst games in recent memory, specifically on the last two sets where both plays were probably meant for granger. On the second to last play, DC drove the lane and missed a wide open granger after he lost Deng on a screen to the right baseline. On the last play he ask granger to make a heavily contested three from 37 feet out while on the move. Danny Granger was on fire last night, and had it going, but the Darren could not execute and set him up properly. We never had a shot with those last two plays, they were simply disorganize and chaotic. After Granger missed the crucial three , he was shaking his head all the way down the floor knowing he never was given a fighting chance.

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