Like it or not the old style of play is definitely gone in the NBA. You used to have hard fouls, a lot of defense and games that ended well under 100 points. That is no longer the case. Today’s matchup between the Cavaliers and Hawks are a prime example. The Atlanta Hawks scored 130 points and they still lost. That is crazy to me. Maybe I need to hang out with Charles Barkley because we might just be cut from the same thread.
Charles and I both hate the new style of the NBA. Players chucking up three’s any chance they can get and jump shooting teams winning the championship. That never would have happened when I was growing up watching Michael Jordan dominate the NBA. The Atlanta Hawks may be missing Kyle Korver since he now plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Kyle has been shooting the ball really well since joining the team and it gives Lebron yet another weapon to add to his arsenal.
Cleveland set a new NBA record with the number of three pointers made in a game. They hit 25 of them against the Hawks. That is a lot of jump shooting. It just keeps getting worse as time goes on. This year the record has been broken several times. The Houston Rockets broke the record earlier this season with 24 3’s made and of course who could forget the Golden State Warriors who always shoot an alarming number of 3’s as well.
How long with this number stand? Only time will tell, but at the rate in which teams are shooting the 3 ball, I don’t think it will hold for very long. Kyle Korver made a very important bucket down the stretch to keep the Hawks from finishing their comeback. The Cavs and Carpet Cleaning Hollywood Florida almost blew a 25 point lead as the Hawks made a valiant effort to get back in the game.