NBA, Cavaliers, Mike Fratello discussed on The Dan Patrick Show

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There's better they're better shooters more more people are focused on the three. So there's more guy shooting a higher percentage from three. Yes. Okay. Yeah. Because I'm looking at it's like five year windows here of a deal three point attempts. And you're about twenty six threes attempted per game now highest percentage of NBA three pointers made field goals are three pointers thirty five. Percent of all field goals being made our three pointers. But these are the kind of scoring numbers that you had back in the seventies. Then it became Greco Roman wrestling, and it was really physical in the eighties. Certainly in the nineties yet Showtime basketball with the Lakers in the Celtics in the eighties. But it felt like the Knicks and the Cavaliers with Pat Riley in Mike Fratello. They changed it with a physical style of basketball. But now can't put your hands on anybody. You're going to get to the free throw line and everybody's shooting. So the the floor is spread you're getting wide open looks, you know, it's not like they're contested threes as much as their everybody can shoot a three pointer. Yeah, polling we're having a new thing that's about to happen. It's like an eclipse in the next few weeks Lonzo ball's shooting percentage from the field should be higher than his shooting percentage from the free throw line. He's at forty percent from the field and forty-one percent for the free the line. And they're going the opposite way. Guards don't do that out of just six NBA games. Played yesterday, four decided by thirty or more points that's tied for the most thirty point wins on any day in NBA history. Three different teams scored over one hundred forty points. That's the first time that's happened since nineteen Eighty-four. So the average margin of victory twenty eight points easily the highest of any day night. All time of at least five games the previous high was twenty three points. Warriors made it look easy last night. And I know we were rooting for somebody to be competitive with the warriors. I I like the nuggets. And I I know I'm fooling myself. I said that they could be the second best team in the west. But there's there's a really big leap between the first and second best teams in it comes down to if this was a one in done March madness. Boy, how great would that be though, if you had one in done with the NBA teams now you can't beat Golden State four times in seven games? Unless they have injuries. But this incarnation of the warriors is is not gonna lose four games in a seven game series. I just don't see it happening. Duke Duke is foul -able because Duke it's one in done and do can be stung because they don't they're not great shooters. They have great players. Great athletes. They're not great shooters across the board and that can sting you in a one and done, but Golden State the odds of them having two or three of their stars of their four stars have off nights shooting. So the odds of curry and Durant not being great on a single night. If you're banking on that, you're in trouble. And I know Houston had him on the ropes. And if Chris Paul was healthy, they probably would have won that game and gone on to win the NBA championship. Everything has to fall your way. And watching the warriors last night. They had they had ten made three pointers in the first quarter last night. Crazy and they make it look so effortless. Sometimes the for to we'd never happen. But would you wanna see it NBA March madness style playoff sure or a World Series that was one game like the a wild card? I would. But you know, I'm in the minority there because the TV networks one have LeBron in Cleveland there for six games, seven games, five games, whatever and Golden State versus them or the Miami Heat with libra you wanna have the stars as many nights as possible. And if you are you tuning in to watch some of these other teams lesser teams, but I, you know, the one, you know, either win or you're done. It would be interesting. It would give a little bit of drama to Golden State this year. Yes. See, sarah. Are you ready for the raptors to be the champions this year? Sure. Yeah. Don't you think can be crazy? I'm okay with it..

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