o0O kb8 O0o wrote:LARolePlayer wrote:Biggest mistake of the game was not calling that time-out... What a STUPID coaching decision...
as i and jsm said
calling a timeout also lets the team set their defense...with a player like kobe on our team....who can create the way he does...we dunt really need to call a timeout to make things happen on offense....he had the shot...he just missed it
actually everyone, that was not a bad coaching decision. Phil thought we had some momentum, he didn't want to break that and call a timeout. I mean Kobe just nailed a 3, he thought he was still hot and thought he could make it. If he called a timeout, the defense would have adjusted and we might not have been able to get the ball inbounds. I don't think Rush was ready for another buzzer beater, so it was up to Kobe. Bad refereeing, good coaching, good shot, bad no call.
We could go back and forth with this and i don't know if a time-out would change anything, but Bryant along with other Laker players hesitated after getting the rebound because they anticipated the time-out and they were not completly in an attack mode. I just think we would do better after the time-out in terms of having our mind set on the game winning shot. It's just an opinion, I don't know if a time-out would have really helped...