It was a pretty illogical decision that made it so logical in the end, having Daniels guard Horford was the biggest mismatch in the game, and no one would dare pass up the chance of giving the ball to Horford, and so did Josh Smith. Imagine if there was no mismatch,who would the ball go to, Joe Johnson(confirmed by Larry Drew himself),he has the best chance of making a jumphsot to tie(or a three for the win), and you certainly can't foul him because his the best free throw shooter in the series.
Almost everyone here at celticsblog rave about doc having the worst decision of putting Daniels at the end game. Thats certainly what Larry Drew thought as well. and that's why we won the game.
So Doc devised the most inconspicuous mistake to make it look like a mistake( am i making sense?),Doc knew that Horford can't possibly make two free throws( though he can,but with a low percentage) with the game on the line, so goes the play that gave us the win. Look at it this way, if that was really a mistake by Doc then why did'nt they correct it on the first foul when they had the chance, the answer is obvious, it was planned.
If Larry Drew knew what Doc is plotting he would have warned Smith not to pass the ball to Horford, but he did'nt, he too thought that he could exploit that mismatch, but he was wrong.
So don't think like Larry Drew people because we have a crafty coach spearheading our team, if the Celtics trust him and his schemes, why should'nt we?
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