Saturday, June 02, 2007

NBA: Chauncey Billups

After the game tonight, all of the commentators seem to be calling Billups to the carpet on his performance during the entire series. I'm not sure what series they were watching, but every 4th quarter and overtime I saw except for tonight, Billups came to play. In game 5, the guy calmly drills a 3 after James seemingly won the game. At the end of of the 4th, he rims out an off-balance 3 against one of the best point defenders in the game. Off the top of my head, I don't recall the plays in the 1st overtime, but Billups' shot in the second overtime was going in to tie the game if not for the miracle tip by Verajau. Just watch the slow-motion replay, and you can see it. The tip sends it about a couple inches long.

Did the Cavs seem to disrupt his normal game? Sure, but that happens to everyone from time to time. The fact of the matter is that even when he had bad games like game 4, he still hit big shots in the 4th quarter. I'm not sure at his age he needs a max contract like they've been discussing, but he's far from washed up.



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