"Everyone says making plays is making a shot. Making plays is offensive rebounds, stick-back, foul," Herrion said. "Do you know how much that breaks a team's back? You shoot, you go get one, you go get two, and then they foul you on the third shot. They're climbing a mountain.
"Some grown men in there tonight, boys."
Spikes being one.
Scanning a few scoresheets, you learn that a half-point per offensive board is a low ratio.
"I'll take 24 offensive rebounds, and you could tell me that we only had 12 second-chance points, but I'll go home tonight sleeping pretty good if we get 24 offensive rebounds," Herrion said. "We will get more second-chance points through the rest of the year."
After the game Kane shook his head at the stat sheet, then regained his confidence.
"I'm going to make my free throws," he said. "I've been missing them; now I'll make them."
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