QUOTE: “It’s a routine fadeaway I usually can make. I felt no pressure, just left it short.”
COHEN’S ANALYSIS: As I keep watching the replay and despite knowing the outcome, I continue to believe Afflalo’s shot attempt at the buzzer was going in. Regardless of the result, Afflalo has worked incessantly on that shot and he has complete confidence in himself and his teammates have full assurance in him that he can connect on game-winning shots. Very few players are capable of making pressure-packed contested fadeaways – Kobe, Pierce & Carmelo are an atypical few – but Afflalo wants to join that pack.
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