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NBA wants the Nets to put a stop to free-throw tactics against Giannis

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Brooklyn Nets are currently enjoying a marvelous playoff run so far with only a single defeat against their name so far. While the Nets have taken a 2-0 lead against the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs quite comprehensively, the NBA still wants them to stop with the Giannis Antetokounmpo free-throw tactic.

NBA wants the Nets to put a stop to free-throw tactics against Giannis

Giannis’ trouble from the free-throw line is well documented, and the worry continued into the conference semi-finals as well. He has only been able to convert 2 out of 10 free throws in this series, well below his average of 71 percent.

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The two-time MVP has not had a good outing from the free throw line and despite a tweak in technique ahead of this season, it has not helped his case so far.

During Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Heat, Giannis was found to be violating the ten-second shot clock from the free-throw line which negated his successful attempt.

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The miss could have been proven costly with the contest heading into overtime, but a late shot by Khris Middleton gave Bucks the win and set the tone for the rest of the series.

Aware of the Greek ace’s vulnerability from the free-throw line, the Nets added a ten-second stopwatch at the jumbotron in the Barclays Center to detect any more violations.

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The fans at the arena have been counting the seconds down as well and apparently several of the attempts took twelve to thirteen seconds, but no violation was called by the officials.

NBA have asked the Nets to remove the stopwatch

According to Anthony Puccio of Front Office Sports, the NBA have reportedly asked the franchise to take down the stopwatch.

The first leg of fixtures have come to an end at the Barclays Center with the home side winning both games.

The Nets would be hoping to finish the series off in Milwaukee itself at the Fiserv Forum to complete a sweep and head into the Eastern Conference finals.

Moreover, the coaches also had their say about this little situation.

“I haven’t been [paying attention]. I just really want to focus on our team,” Nash said. “The whole thing is kind of confusing: Is it a rule? Is it not a rule? Are we calling it? Are we not calling it?

“There was one time where I felt like people were looking at the Jumbotron, but I didn’t really know why,” Budenholzer said. “You never know what’s going on up there, and it’s rare that I even can pick up the hint of something.

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