I guess it's a pick your poison but Indiana's transition game is tough to defend. I understand why Beilein gambled and I'm sure he didn't figure that they would miss the free throws. Make a FT and have the defense set and waiting instead of scrambling down the court trying to match up. It really was a good strategy and a decent bet that Hardaway and Burke could have hit their FTs. It just didn't work out.
i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean