Originally Posted by ScottMescudi
Dallas should have killed the clock totally on their last possesion
Dirk got a good look by going to the hoop when he did, though. It's a tough call, for a couple of reasons.
1 - if you let the clock run down to a few seconds before Dirk makes his move, he runs the risk of a last second double-team coming and then he just jacks another jumper with a hand in his face
2- one philosophy is that if you're trailing on what could be the last possession, and you're going to try and get into the paint (as Dirk did), you might as well leave yourself a few seconds for an O reboound or a tip, in case you miss.