Just as an aside from that article, Quin Snyder’s decision to run a screen and iso for Joe Johnson against Jamal Crawford was as good of a play as the Paul handoff P&R from Doc.
It’s always frustrating to lose a game late due to a shot as time expires, but it’s almost always hindsight that drives such reflection to criticize earlier shots when trailing in the last 15-20 seconds. The outcome of the game is already known, you lost. So, it’s easy to sit back and speculate whether what you did was right. Sometimes it is, and sometimes it doesn’t work out.
In a lot of ways, basketball reminds me of hold 'em poker. You can make all the right reads and plays, and still lose to a bad deal (i.e. someone else out performed you). It always stinks, but it’s important to try and realize that things just happen.