98-91 1:11 left - Smart misses 3 - 12 secs left on the shot clock
Smart's first missed 3 came with at least 10 seconds left on the clock, his second with at least 5, his third with at least 6. Brown's offensive foul came with at least 16 on the clock. Butler got the ball back after Smart's missed layup with 18 seconds left and took the would have been go-ahead 3 with 16 left.
Maybe they should have really committed to the killing clock bit?
No doubt. It's a 3 possession game, burning clock is much more important than taking a deep 3-pointer
from your worst shooter with half the shot clock left. The math is close to turning this into a FT shooting contest if they just burn.
Agree with many that Jaylen compounded it even more with the next possession. Driving into plus defenders, Butler/Bam, with 15 secs on the shot clock & :53 left in the game isn't very clever.
The team won, but it's fair to criticize Smart/Brown's approach in those two instances.
Running BURN by manipulating shot clock vs game clock isn't some new-fangled, complex hoops play. It basically happens at the end of every quarter, at the end of every game, at every level of basketball over the last 100yrs.
Then again you have so-called hoop media experts/NBA intelligentsia (Marc Jones) not understanding the concept of burning game clock while not starting shot clock