Definitely true we got locked out of our set out of that timeout - the team looked like the dog ate their homework on that one. They are a great defensive team, but it’s frustrating we didn’t have more confidence in our ability to get into something good inbounding with 18 seconds left. And personally, I’d take a lukewarm possession ending with a decent if not great shot as long as it’s the last one, I just hate opening the door to losing in regulation, but I guess I’ve made my view on that pretty clear at this point.
As to the timing of the foul, I don’t think we defend inbounds well enough for the spot to have mattered. I like to give the foul with 3 seconds left, if possible, but it’s hard to time. I find that Coach B teams rarely let 2 seconds come off the clock before fouling. I’ve seen a lot of teams that are able to get more clock run than that.