Greek wrote:My prediction was Raptors in 6, but right now i will say that will be lucky if they get an other game. Lowry and DD are 2 of the biggest PO chockers in history. Giannis has an MVP written all over him.
Something that i can't understand, Valanciunas is very good offensive player and Thon can't stop him 1vs1, why they don't exploit that match up when they saw that there guards duo is not going?
Preaching to the choir man. I guess Casey just doesn't trust Jonas, because he is not a good passer, and provides zero playmaking. Well, he did got some looks this game. 9 FGA and few fouls drawn in only 20 minutes. Just need to get more looks down low, when he gets good post position, he is very efficient. Maker and Monroe just seem to be bad match ups for him. You need to chase maker near perimeter, and Monroe just always been Jonas' father...
Credit the Bucks here actually.
In last night's game, the Raps actually tried to get Jonas the ball early on their first few trips down the court. But either he fumbled the pass, or he brought the ball down and allowed Bucks defenders (Thon/Giannis) to get to him and alter/block his shot, or the Bucks just completely clogged up all the passing lanes such that the Raps couldn't get him the ball at all.
And in a couple of instances they tried to have Jonas post up Thon, and while Jonas is much stronger, he still can't handle double-teams well, so as soon as the Bucks would send help, everything would fall apart since Jonas can't pass out of doubles effectively (to be fair, no one on the Raptors seems to know how to do this).
The Raps did try to get the ball to Jonas yesterday, unfortunately that strategy, like everything else last night, didn't work.