If there’s a perfect video out there for floater fetishists (I know you’re out there, you depraved hellbound sickos), it’s this one. Okay, so it’s not ALL floaters, but the second half of the video is so loaded up with floaters that you’d think you were at a kids’ pool party.
Watching this game after the fact, he Heat seemed content to let Collin “DeMar DeRozan 0.2” Sexton drive unimpeded into the paint towards a waiting rim-protector who prevented easy layups. They probably wish that Sexton hadn’t proved so deadly with his floater, but they knew the scouting report: Sexton isn’t even that good at midrange attempts despite having the fifth-most such attempts in the league. He also doesn’t know how to pass when he gets in those situations. So conceding a bunch of Sexton floaters from just inside the free-throw line is a fair strategy.
Put another way, if the Heat just let Sexton shoot that same midrange floater on every single possession, the Cavaliers wouldn’t be getting enough PPP (points per possession, or puppies per person) to actually win the game. That’s assuming that Sexton doesn’t increase his accuracy by shooting from the same spot on the floor every trip.
Also, why is my PPP currently zero? This is unacceptable.