Video FA1742 – Reading the Game

This game clip has been published for educational purpose only.

Competition: Pan American Games – Rio 2007
Place: Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
Date: July 29, 2007
Bronze Medal Game – Final Score: Argentina 93 x 99 Uruguay
The fourth period finished with the score tied (Argentina 81 x 81 Uruguay).
CONSIDER THIS:
Theme: Reading the Game and Feeling the Game

Scenario 1:
* The Light-Blue Team has a 3-point lead, and the game clock shows 5.3 second to end.
* The Dark-Blue Team has the ball to attack and needs 3 points to tie the game and send it into overtime.

The Referees must analyze this scenario quickly. These questions can help in this moment:
* What should Dark-Blue Team do offensively to tie the game and send it into overtime?
** A successful attempt a 3 point shot.
* What should Light-Blue Team do defensively to secure the win?
** Don’t allow a attempt to three point shot. If it is necessary, to commit a personal foul (Penalty: 2 free throws).

Scenario 2:
* The Light-Blue Team has a 3-point lead, and the game clock shows 3 second to end.
* Dark-Blue-8 has two (2) free throws and his team needs 3 points to tie the game and send it into overtime.

In this scenario, the strategy could be:
* Dark-Blue-8 must make the first free throw.
** Dark-Blue-8 must miss the second free throw on purpose (throw the ball against the ring). After that, one of his teammates must get an offensive rebound and, immediately, must make a basket.
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What is the probability of this happening?
Watch the video FAR130025.

Therefore; pay attention during the REBOUND SITUATION: violations and fouls.

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