Los Angeles is up by three points, with a foul to give. The Suns need a desperate three-point shot to tie the game.
Why does all of this seem so familiar?
Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The Clippers obviously didn’t learn a thing from their compatriots across the hall. There is no way that you can allow Raja Bell to shoot that ball. If anything, the Clippers should have learned something about Bell’s defensive technique on Kobe and not only kept him from shooting ball—but also kept him from eating solid foods for a few days.
Clippers guard Sam Cassell agreed.
"We had a young guy in the game. It's not his fault that Raja made his shot, but we've got to know better in that situation," Cassell said. "We've got a foul to give, we've got to put Raja Bell in the fifth row with the popcorn man, but we didn't do it."