Lamar Odom's fall-off this year has been staggering. What's going on?
John Hollinger explains that hack-a-player only works if that player is DeAndre Jordan or Ben Wallace. Even at Dwight Howard's free-throw rate, having him shoot free throws every time down the floor would create the best offense in the history of the NBA. Therefore he says the Warriors made a horrible mistake. Further evidence that this team -- which promised to be more stat-centric with the new owners -- was working with poor analysis, however, comes from the fact that they did not hack Howard the one time it really was likely to help them: "Bizarrely, the Warriors didn't foul Howard in the one situation when it made completely obvious sense -- with 21 seconds left in the third quarter and Orlando playing for the last shot.