Gutty win for the Kings over the Cavaliers Saturday night, but it was a lot harder than it should have been.
Because Paul Westphal has invented a unique offensive scheme in the final minutes that guarantees the team will never put away a team with ease this season.
Congrats, coach, you've invented the NBA's Prevent Offense.
Here's how it goes:
Tyreke Evans stands 30 feets from the basket for 15 seconds and the rest of his teammates stand around waiting.
Finally, Evans bulls his way down the lane, only to be met with a slew of defenders. It becomes virtually impossible to score.
This odd, clock-killing option may be the silliest coaching idea I've seen in years.
The team was clicking on all cylinders in the fourth quarter. Everyone was involved. Omri Casspi was hitting open looks.
There was zero reason to change anything. I repeat, ZERO.
Too much coaching. Too much bad coaching.