Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 4/20/13
"I'm sure they'll try it." Those are the words from Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni when asked his thoughts on the San Antonio Spurs intentionally fouling Dwight Howard (aka Hack-A-Howard) during their opening playoff series against the Spurs which begins tomorrow. After yesterday's Lakers practice session, D'Antoni spoke on the issue and stated there's only one thing the team can do - deal with it. Hacking a player in general may be annoying to fans and the opposing team but if it is useful to win the game, why not use it? And with Howard being iffy at the foul-line throughout his NBA career, one can see why the Spurs will hack him if the game is close. In two games versus San Antonio this season, he is averaged 47% shooting from the charity stripe. Overall, he shot 49% from the free-throw line during the regular season. With this sub-par shooting touch from the free-throw line, one can expect Spurs' Gregg Popovich to parade Howard to the foul l...
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