Burn to run

The concept of momentum is a false prophet, look at motivation instead

Originally Published: February 21, 2014
By Ken Pomeroy | ESPN The Magazine

MomentESPNThe 49ers' can't-stop, won't-stop scoring is not proof of momentum -- it's not that simple.

ON JAN. 11, Long Beach State trailed UC Davis 44-40 at halftime. It was a disappointing 20 minutes for the heavily favored 49ers, but they would quickly forget about the sluggish start. LBSU's Dan Jennings opened the second half by making a jumper, and when Tyler Lamb stole the ball, Mike Caffey converted a bucket. After another empty UC Davis possession, Caffey banged home a three-pointer. It was a 7-0 run, and Aggies coach Jim Les took a timeout to stop the bleeding.