Originally Posted by DonMughal
It's the fact that Bargnani
was too scared to help out on D in the paint in that scenario that was the problem. Even Jack Armstrong called him out. For one, Wade isn't a good free throw shooter so saying he would have the same amount of points scored if he went to the line is ridiculous. Second, it's also about paint intimidation. Drawing a hard foul on the Heat's players can cause them to think twice of attacking the basket, thus settling for jumpshots. Knowing Wade he would continue to attack the basket, but it could definitely intimidate other players, and plus like I said earlier, it's better for Wade to earn his points, especially since he shoots 73% from the line.
bargnani's help defense is bad, that's common knowledge
that being said, none of your arguments are valid. Wade is used to being fouled hard, and at worst you'll just make him angry. The only players on that team who drive are wade and lebron, everybody else is just shooting jumpers.
Wade shot 80% against us, so most likely he would have made both, or at least one. Not to mention that a and-one is also an option. An extra foul means you're going to get even sooner in the penalty. All things considered, against Miami Heat you're probably better off not fouling.
Against other teams you raise a good point about us not offering any lane intimidation, and on many nights Bargnani
is one of the main reasons we're losing.
but not that game - andrea was the reason we didn't get blown. Let's face it, we are a much, much worse team than Miami, and they were super-motivated to win this game for Bosh. So expecting a win was unrealistic. Just keeping the game close was a victory of sorts, just look at what miami did to the cavs.