12/29--C's at Memphis

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I thought that was a technical, but I'm probably wrong.
No, it actually should have been - you are spot on and I had to look it up.

I mean, Anderson was where a player almost never is on an inbound. I dont begrudge those who were a little uneasy with Smart not looking at where he was throwing the ball before he did so but Anderson was in a place where he couldn't really legally make a play (it looked close because he literally came from right in front of Smart under the basket and stepped inbounds in the process).

Here is the rule for those who care:

Section III-The Throw-In
a. The throw-in starts when the ball is at the disposal of a player entitled to the throw-in. He shall release the ball inbounds within 5 seconds from the time the throw-in starts. Until the passed ball has crossed the plane of the boundary, no player shall have any part of his person over the boundary line and teammates shall not occupy positions parallel or adjacent to the baseline if an opponent desires one of those positions. The defensive man shall have the right to be between his man and the basket.
 

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No, it actually should have been - you are spot on and I had to look it up.

I mean, Anderson was where a player almost never is on an inbound. I dont begrudge those who were a little uneasy with Smart not looking at where he was throwing the ball before he did so but Anderson was in a place where he couldn't really legally make a play (it looked close because he literally came from right in front of Smart under the basket and stepped inbounds in the process).

Here is the rule for those who care:
another bad call even after a replay...I realize the game is fast and not not easy to call BUT during replays, it should be kind of cut and dry
 

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Anderson shouldn't have been there and most of the time, the defender isn't in that spot. Smart can be accused of many things but his BBIQ isn't one of them - he is one of the guys on the court along with Irving and Horford who knows what the opposition is doing before they start to run their action.

Scal asked an interesting question to which I didn't know the answer off the top of my head. He wondered what happens if a defender runs up and touches the ball on an inbounds before it gets on the court. Anderson was essentially doing that and it was either the C's ball or a technical foul against the Grizzlies.

Oh, and Scott Foster is a stain on all sports.
I think D gets more aggressive in that situation, so there's a different "normal" than what usually happens. I think it's a a T if ball is batted out of Smart's hands or he's touched by defender on inbounds play. If no such contact, but defender is out of bounds when ball touched after inbounder released it, it's just ball back to team passing it in, as happened here.

I don't think I said Marcus had bad overall BBIQ, just a pretty bad brain fart on that play in a crucial situation. I agree he's not a dumb player (not even close) - that's why that play was surprising to me and elicited a game thread style reaction from me.

No need to belabor further on my end. It was a great comeback win.
 

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You can tell this season is getting to Brad. He no longer looks like someone who is definitely on his parents’ health insurance.