Found December 24, 2012 on NESN.com:
As a watcher and lover of basketball, I despise few things more than the hack-a-whoever strategy. It bogs down play, it makes a potentially thrilling game a monotonous shuffle to the free throw line and it does not even work most of the time. Yet when the alternative is letting a healthy Dwight Howard completely dominate your post defenders or allowing two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Steve Nash to carve you up while Shaquille O’Neal on the floor, intentionally fouling is an admirable strategy because it reveals a willingness to at least try to do something. So throughout the Clippers’ win streak, which hit 13 straight games with Sunday’s blowout win in Phoenix, I found myself watching the highlights or reading the box score and yelling at my computer screen: “Why aren’t you fouling DeAndre Jordan?” It would make sense, and it is preferable to the “Let Chris Paul throw lobs to Blake Griffin” defense that everyone seems to be running against the Clippers these days. Jordan is a 41 p...
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