NBA Playoffs: To Win a Ring the Cavs Need To Make the Free Ones

April 1st, 2010 by Bob Evans Leave a reply »
The Cleveland Cavaliers may be the best team in the NBA standings, but when it comes to making the easiest shot in the game of basketball, they rank dead last in the league.

A few years ago, the San Antonio Spurs came up with the philosophy known as the "hack a Shaq" in order to stop the most dominant force in the NBA from scoring at will.  Maybe the rest of the NBA should take notice and "hack a Cav" instead.

The Cavaliers are currently shooting 72.2 percent from the free throw line, and currently only have one player, Mo Williams, inside of the top 40 in free throw percentage this season. This statistic means that the Cavaliers are missing nearly seven of their 26 attempted free throws each game. Those seven points will be the difference between a win and a loss in the playoffs.

For a team that has seemingly been on cruise control all season, you would think that Mike Brown would take the time to work on the team's horrible free throw shooting abilities. I mean, when your superstar athlete is shooting 71 percent from the line, that says something about the dedication to making the free ones by the rest of the team.

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