Mayday! Mayday! Going down!
The New Orleans HornetsÆ season may only be nine games in, but after their awful 124-104 disaster in Phoenix, theyÆre clearly a team in distress. Whether or not their calls for help can be answered depends on the nature of their emergency. LetÆs take a look.
Not counting the garbage time in the final quarter, New Orleans ran 63 designed plays by my unofficial tally.
Of those 63 plays, nearly half were predicated on Chris Paul: 20 screen/rolls, three isolation's, a backdoor cut, and six attacks in early offense. Such an unbalanced offense!
PhoenixÆ gameplan was to go under every screen and let Paul shoot away to his heartÆs content, which he did with considerable accuracy (4-7 3FG). Still, PaulÆs ball dominance, combined with hi ...
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Article written by Erick Blasco