SAN ANTONIO, TX - APRIL 29: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs takes a shot against Al Jefferson #25 of the Utah Jazz in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center on April 29, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
The Jazz so far in the series have tried not to block the shots of Spurs guards (Derrick Favors did not get the memo). I've seen Al Jefferson, Enes Kanter, and Paul Millsap all shuffle along side a San Antonio guard with their arms up, arm pits out, and be successful only in:
- Not blocking the shot
- Not changing the shot
- Not making the shot harder to make
- Not actually shepherding the offensive player outside of the paint
- Still getting called for the foul
- Sending the Spurs player to the line
- Not actually playing defense
- and looking silly.
I'd rather they try to block the shot, and get called for the foul vs. Not trying to block the shot -- and getting called for the foul anyway.
What do you think?
Try to block the shot, risk of getting fouled less than reward of actually playing defense (45 votes)
Keep not playing defense, we can't risk getting called for fouls (oh wait, we're still getting called for fouls?) (8 votes)
We're too timid / not tough enough to keep them out of the paint anyway, regardless of if we try to block their driving guards.. (10 votes)
63 total votes