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“The game was struggling,” Colangelo says. “There was a lot of isolation basketball, and there was a lot of standing around. We had defensive guidelines that no one truly understood. It was a mess. Handchecking was a big issue, and there were muggings in the paint.” As recently as 1987-88, 100-possession games had been the NBA norm. But with the exception of a brief blip upward in the early ’80s, the pace of play had inexorably been trending slower for decades. Consider that in 1961-62, when Wilt Chamberlain averaged 50.4 points per game and Oscar Robertson a triple-double, the average NBA game featured 107.7 shots per game by each team. By 1997-98, the last season before Michael Jordan’s second retirement, that had dropped to 79.7 shots per game — a 26 percent decline.
Brian Windhorst: LeBron was 17-of-26 on contested shots, most contested makes of any player in postseason. Also had 10th straight game leading Cavs in points & assists, tying Oscar Robertson for the all-time record per @ESPNStatsInfo
Justin Kubatko: Anthony Davis is just the fifth player in NBA history to average at least 30 points and 10 rebounds per game in his first six playoff games. The others are Wilt Chamberlain, Oscar Robertson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob McAdoo.