PER Diem: Dec. 15, 2008

The age old question: To foul or not to foul in the closing seconds if your team is up by three points?

Updated: December 15, 2008, 2:31 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

If you want to start a fight, a good way to go about it would be to get together a group of analysts and coaches and start talking about what to do when a team is down by three points in the final seconds and has the ball.

The debate over whether to foul in this situation is a long-running one, and people on both sides of the fence seem to have little hope of convincing those on the other side of their position.

It's an incredibly relevant debate, too, as the situation ...

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