The Houston Rockets aggressively used the Hack-a-DJ in the first half of their Game 4 loss at the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jordan attempted 28 free throws in the first half.
"Personally I don't like it," said James Harden. "But a lot of coaches have different philosophies on the game."
Kevin McHale explained the Rockets wanted to slow the game down after Dwight Howard got into early foul trouble.
"We just tried to muck the game up a little bit," said McHale.
Doc Rivers also believes the strategy benefits Chris Paul's hamstring injury in running up and down the floor.
"I'm sure they're not fouling to make my hamstring feel good. If so, I appreciate it," said Paul.