Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Bill Walker's 3 for 16 in 25 Minutes a Game -- Worst 2-Game Stretch of Playoff Shooting Since 1989

While there is still time to recover for old Bill (possibly 5 more games), for a guy who is playing 25 minutes a game, he is shooting at a historically terrible rate.

Thankfully for Bill, Hersey Hawkins shot 3 for 24 in a 3 game stretch in 1988-89. I am unsure why this shows up, because Hersey did NOT average 25 minutes a game (24) but I guess the computer did not want to leave Bill Walker hanging out there with only guys from 30 to 60 years ago.

How about Bill Tosheff!?!?! Two straight years in the playoffs, two straight 2-game sweeps (getting swept). He averaged 33.5 MPG and yet shot a combined 3 of 34 in the two years!!! He heads the list for worst shooting percentage and most minutes played of this group of 10 terrible playoff performances.

I guess the Indianapolis Olympians had no one else to turn to other than this 6'1" guard. He did make 10 of 10 free throws in those two years combined....leading me to wonder why anyone would ever foul him instead of risking his sterling 9% shooting percentage from the floor.

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