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Hustla23
09-21-2009, 02:37 PM
Your team down by 1 point with 10 seconds left on the clock and the ball is in your possession.

OR

Your team up by 1 point with 10 seconds left and the opponent has possession of the ball.

Basically , which situation is more of a pressure cooker?

Being compelled to score or defend?

KnicksorBust
09-21-2009, 02:39 PM
Great question. I think it depends what team you are. I'd rather be the defensive team.

GAWDtv
09-21-2009, 02:41 PM
Depends on the team, Det rather defend, GS would rather have to score...

MTone8788
09-21-2009, 02:42 PM
It depends on who the team is playing against and who is most likely going to be the primary scorer and defender.


Being a Sixers, I generally would prefer being down by 1, that way it won't be another heartbreaking last second loss that I saw so many of last night.

Hustla23
09-21-2009, 02:43 PM
That is a good point. It does depend on the team.

What do people think their own team would rather prefer?

-Kobe24-TJ19-
09-21-2009, 02:44 PM
Second one, because i know that if we would be down by one i'd know that kobe would hit the final shot

Missing56&33
09-21-2009, 03:19 PM
Being up by 1pt with 10sec to play.....I'm a knick fan that would mean we would be on defense. :)....options.....either foul and lose at the line....get burned going to the basket....and my favorite break down defensively and leave the hottest three point shooter open for three and the game.

blastmasta26
09-21-2009, 03:25 PM
Being up by 1pt with 10sec to play.....I'm a knick fan that would mean we would be on defense. :)....options.....either foul and lose at the line....get burned going to the basket....and my favorite break down defensively and leave the hottest three point shooter open for three and the game.
:laugh:

We don't have great options. But in general and outside of the NBA, being on offense is more nerve racking. Defense is consistent, but offense isn't.

Wilson
09-21-2009, 03:42 PM
I think I'd rather have the ball. That way you have complete control, you can run the clock down. Or, if you go for the quick shot and miss, you can guarantee that you'll have the ball back.

Of course if you take the quick shot and make it, you'll just be putting yourself into situation 2 :p

JordansBulls
09-21-2009, 03:48 PM
Your team down by 1 point with 10 seconds left on the clock and the ball is in your possession.

OR

Your team up by 1 point with 10 seconds left and the opponent has possession of the ball.

Basically , which situation is more of a pressure cooker?

Being compelled to score or defend?

I would rather be up honestly but it also depends on what team it is. If we are bad on defense then I would probably rather be down 1 with the ball.

MackSnackWrap
09-21-2009, 03:53 PM
good post man, Down by 1 is more nerverwracking by a bit

Reddd
09-21-2009, 04:12 PM
It has to be up by one, cause when someone hits a buzzerbeater against your team, you'll have trouble getting over the loss for awhile and you can't stop thinking how damn close your team was for the W.

dtmagnet
09-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Up by 1 and having to defend in my opinion,.

Mane
09-21-2009, 04:23 PM
Down. I'm a wiz fan, we have gil0 :)

Raps18-19 Champ
09-21-2009, 04:30 PM
Depends on the team.

For the Raptors, we have Turkoglu so I would rather be down by one because we are **** on defense.

asandhu23
09-21-2009, 04:36 PM
Depends on the team, Det rather defend, GS would rather have to score...

its worse defending. i remember the LeBron buzzer beater on us :cry: we had our best defender on him

L@ker4Life
09-21-2009, 06:12 PM
I would rather be up by 1. Put the pressure on the other team to execute with all the presure on them. Let LO guard the inbounder and hope that Sasha doesnt let Ray Allen get to the hoop untouched! lol


Damnit Sasha I still have nighmares of RA breaking you down for the win and the 24 pt comeback.

bal_ravens
09-21-2009, 06:22 PM
Yeah definitely down. With the best clutch shooter in the league on the team in Gilbert Arenas, I would let him just take the last shot.

ATX
09-21-2009, 06:30 PM
Your team down by 1 point with 10 seconds left on the clock and the ball is in your possession.

OR

Your team up by 1 point with 10 seconds left and the opponent has possession of the ball.

Basically , which situation is more of a pressure cooker?

Being compelled to score or defend?

I'd much rather have the lead. Being down is way more nerve racking to me.

vash9
09-21-2009, 06:34 PM
The defending one. You never know who can get the ball and shoot. look at big baby. buzzer beater.

when you have the ball, you just gotta make sure the best clutch/range player has the ball in his hands.

BkOriginalOne
09-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Offense is kind of easier than defense.
It's basically easy to "get a shot up", its harder to stop a shot from getting up.

It's also harder to stop Kobe. Wade, or LBJ than to score on the Cs, Spurs, or Lakers.

AirJordanXVIII
09-21-2009, 06:40 PM
Defending, just because it also seems like we get BS'ed by the refs when a foul is called with less than a second left...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dTJWLbaapI

Paulliwali
09-21-2009, 06:41 PM
Houston - I would want to be up by 1

Ebbs
09-21-2009, 06:45 PM
Their b oth intense but it has to be when your down by 1 because your losing.......

Raps18-19 Champ
09-21-2009, 07:12 PM
You have control of the outcome of the game if you have the ball. Also makes you look more heroic. Gimme the ball.

Sly Guy
09-21-2009, 07:19 PM
FG% are usually under 50%, so it's better to defend.

Blackification
09-21-2009, 08:07 PM
suns fan.. up by 1 because you know you are going to lose. Somehow someway you will lose.

MAC10TIZZY
09-21-2009, 08:21 PM
Your team down by 1 point with 10 seconds left on the clock and the ball is in your possession.

OR

Your team up by 1 point with 10 seconds left and the opponent has possession of the ball.

Basically , which situation is more of a pressure cooker?

Being compelled to score or defend?

interesting poll..but it is definately the second choice, especially when your team is the magic and playing lebron

_KB24_
09-21-2009, 08:48 PM
I don't know how anyone here honestly who has ever been in that situation would say that they would not take the lead with 10 secs to go. You would be pumped up and all that hard work would play off if you would just hold on for 10 secs. Having a chance to win it down by one, it is EXTREMELY nerve wrecking.

Shady66
09-21-2009, 09:46 PM
Boston would rather be up by one because of their great Defense.

Suns would rather be down by 1, because of their great offense

MrFastBreak
09-21-2009, 09:58 PM
For my team I would rather be down by 1. Then it would be all up to Kmart.

BlondeBomber41
09-21-2009, 10:31 PM
Any team that is a contending team would take the one point lead and play defense.

Ace33Bone
09-22-2009, 09:25 AM
I would say in general it is being down by 1 and having to score unless you are the following teams

1. Lakers- Kobe is the best at putting daggers in teams
2. Cavaliers- LBJ has proven that he can hit the big shot
3. Nuggets- Pick your poison Melo or Billups
4. Heat- D Wade is the best at finishing at the rack to win a game
5. Celtics- too many options

TheKing23
09-22-2009, 09:35 AM
I think being down by one is the more nerve racking generally, but i'm a Cavs fan so it wouldn't really bother me because of LeBron.

Ace33Bone
09-22-2009, 09:43 AM
I agree 100% on both being a Cavs fan and giving the ball to the King ^^^

Raph12
09-22-2009, 10:24 AM
To elite teams who can play both offense and defense, it doesn't really matter.
Example: Orlando playing San Antonio, it wouldn't make a difference who had the ball, both teams are deadly on both ends.

To the lower-tier teams it depends on what team your on and what team your playing against.
Example: If your the Bobcats playing against the Kings, you'd rather defend; if your the Warriors playing against the Knicks, you'd rather score

mitch91
09-22-2009, 11:01 AM
i think up by one is more nerve racking...but i am a suns fan

RaiderLakersA's
09-22-2009, 11:39 AM
We (Lakers) are a smidge better on offense than defense, so the first scenario doesn't bother me at all. We have Kobe & D-Fish, and even Gasol has a go-to move in the paint and a perimeter shot that can be called upon in a pinch. Oh and don't let LO catch you sleeping either. He can drain the 3, too. And if Sasha regains his stroke, look out! Did I mention Artest's 3-point percentage?

I'm sorry, what was the question again???

azkarraga
09-22-2009, 12:18 PM
It's harder if you've got to score. If you're defending, at least your winning now.

Ace33Bone
09-23-2009, 09:30 AM
We (Lakers) are a smidge better on offense than defense, so the first scenario doesn't bother me at all. We have Kobe & D-Fish, and even Gasol has a go-to move in the paint and a perimeter shot that can be called upon in a pinch. Oh and don't let LO catch you sleeping either. He can drain the 3, too. And if Sasha regains his stroke, look out! Did I mention Artest's 3-point percentage?

I'm sorry, what was the question again???

I agree with the D-Fish and Kobe winning the game for you and I can even say that Pau is a nice option but I were playing the Lakers and LO or Sasha had to be trusted to win the game I would take my chances on that one... I know your a Lakers fan but thats a bit of a stretch :yawn: