There’s always been controversy surrounding the “hack-a-shaq” method where teams foul a bad free throw shooter multiple times; it’s usually a big man like DeAndre Jordan, Dwight Howard and the namesake of the method Shaquille O’Neal.  The Houston Rockets employed that method on Wednesday night during their game against the Detroit Pistons.  It lead to Andre Drummond missing an NBA record amount of free throws but the Pistons still won.

Andre Drummond missed an NBA record of 23 of 36 attempts.  The Rockets employed the hack method 12 times before half time including reserve wing K.J. McDaniels grabbing and fouling Drummond five times in the opening nine seconds.

Still Drummond finished with a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds. “It didn’t work,” Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said, according to ESPN. “That’s it. That’s all I have to say about that.”

Rockets star James Harden finished with an insane triple-double of 33 points, 17 rebounds and 14 assists.

The fouls nor Harden’s stat line worked, the Pistons beat the Rockets 123-114.

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