therealjohncarlson wrote:I have a general question about the end of games. You know when one team is down by a few buckets in the last couple minutes, they continue to foul the other team when they get the ball? And then when the team losing gets ball they shoot 3s to try to reduce the lead? Why doesnt the team thats ahead also foul the other team so they cant shoot 3s? In theory the game would just go back and forth with foul shots with the team down a large majority unable to really come back in such a short amount of time.
Because a 3 point shot is low percentage, and by fouling, you also stop the clock for the opposing team. You're trying to drive down the seconds, not allow the other team to score without losing those precious seconds.