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Playoffs 20/21 - G4 - Mavs vs Clippers (Sunday, 9:30 PM EST)

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Playoffs 20/21 - G4 - Mavs vs Clippers (Sunday, 9:30 PM EST) 

Post#1 » by Dirk » Sat May 29, 2021 3:20 pm

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Re: Playoffs 20/21 - G4 - Mavs vs Clippers (Sunday, 9:30 PM EST) 

Post#2 » by KhalilS » Sat May 29, 2021 3:44 pm

I dno't want to see again:
1. THJ driving to the basket, unless it's fast break and defense isn't set.
2. KP for more than 30 minutes

I want to see
1. Energy and effort, no more Luka and a bunch of zombies, even gamble with Melli and Green, you'll get
2. Pick and roll, roll mofos, don't just stand around and shoot.
3. If Clippers pull the small ball crap, put Boban in force feed him.

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Post#3 » by 41Dirk41 » Sat May 29, 2021 3:49 pm

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Post#4 » by MrGoat » Sat May 29, 2021 6:42 pm

If we come out gangbusters in this game don't kill the momentum and bench Luka for rest in the first quarter this time.

Though now he might need it with that sore shoulder.
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Re: Playoffs 20/21 - G4 - Mavs vs Clippers (Sunday, 9:30 PM EST) 

Post#5 » by DJ_3_Ball » Sat May 29, 2021 6:55 pm

ADJUSTMENTS for Game 4:

First, the health of Serge Ibaka could play a role. Clippers went small in game 3, maybe because they were missing Ibaka or maybe they were going to do it, anyways. Ibaka is currently Questionable.

If the Clippers follow their game 3 strategy and play Zubac 10 minutes & then play all wings and guards the rest of the time, DAL has to counter.

I would go to a lineup of Luka, DFS, Kleber, THJ, and Jalen Brunson the moment Zubac went to the bench. Luka, DFS, and Kleber have to be on the floor. DFS & Kleber for their defense on Kawhi & PG. I think Luka, Brunson & THJ are heady enough to limit the open looks Morris, Batum, Jackson, Mann, etc. have. I think Luka could handle Batum/Morris, THJ handle Mann, and Brunson handle Reggie Jackson.

Then on offense, we don't seem to have any Pick 'n Roll game anymore. It's all Pick 'n Pop. (I remember Maxi being a good roll big when he first was with the Mavs. Luka use to throw him lobs. Seems like WCS could do the same). Essentially, you're lining the floor with Luka & 4 shooters. That's suppose to be the case with KP on the floor, but he hasn't been making shots. Brunson has, and he adds a second player who can break the defense down off the dribble, score (with no rim protectors for the Clippers) or drive & kick. Would love to see possessions where Luka & Brunson have each penetrated the paint, drove & kicked. Make the Clippers really work. They've proven in the first 2 games that they have mental breakdowns on their rotations.

I would start WCS, if the Clippers start Zubac, and I would consider rotating Powell and maybe KP in, when Zubac comes back into the game. I would also consider benching KP.

One thing I have to see in game 4 is Brunson's min >>> KP's min. The only exception is if Ibaka plays & Lue rolls out Zubac & Ibaka lineups.
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Post#6 » by boogiezen » Sat May 29, 2021 7:08 pm

Like what I said before shoot well and defend. You can't win this series if only two players showed up like with Luka and Brunson.
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Post#7 » by Archx » Sat May 29, 2021 7:50 pm

Mavs could have a good chance if our Bargnani can score at least 10 points and 5 rebounds.
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Post#8 » by HMFFL » Sat May 29, 2021 8:08 pm

boogiezen wrote:Like what I said before shoot well and defend. You can't win this series if only two players showed up like with Luka and Brunson.
Very true.
We need THJ to showup for more than two games. While people are focused on KP, I will continue to focus on THJ, who makes 18m per season, and who is going to be a free agent this off-season.

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Post#9 » by 41Dirk41 » Sat May 29, 2021 9:31 pm

Archx wrote:Mavs could have a good chance if our Bargnani can score at least 10 points and 5 rebounds.


With Bargnani this roster will be pretty close to contend...
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Post#10 » by Archx » Sat May 29, 2021 10:11 pm

The Mavs have outscored the Clippers by 25 points in 117 minutes with Doncic on the court in the series and been outscored by 19 in the 27 minutes he has rested.

Rick needs to figure out a thing or two. You can't go down 19 in only limited time that he rests. KP could be the answer i guess..:roll:
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Re: Playoffs 20/21 - G4 - Mavs vs Clippers (Sunday, 9:30 PM EST) 

Post#11 » by Apz » Sat May 29, 2021 11:23 pm

Clippers only got zubsc. RC should really shock them, so when luka run him to thf gfound and they take him off put in boban. Let kaehi try to shoot hiz midfanged over him instead
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Post#12 » by JD45 » Sat May 29, 2021 11:34 pm

The Mavs can't win this series unless KP gets going. They have to find a way to make him effective. His problems dealing with a smaller defender have been there all year, so its not a surprise. RC should have thought about how to work around it. If the Clips can so easily neutralize KP, the Mavs just don't have enough talent. They can't count on lucky 3 pt shooting every game.

I wasn't expecting the Mavs to win the series. I did expect the Mavs to have to deal with the KP/smaller defender issue in the offseason. Either trade KP away or develop his skills or team technique to deal with it. Otherwise, they will be stuck as first round playoff losers forever.
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Post#13 » by DJ_3_Ball » Sun May 30, 2021 1:24 am

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Post#14 » by lukey90 » Sun May 30, 2021 2:30 am

The biggest problem is defense, feels like Dorian and Maxi suck at defending George and Kawhi. They are having historic efficiency against us. Too bad that they send 2 good defenders out to get Melli and Reddick who are not even playing.
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Post#15 » by dirkforpres » Sun May 30, 2021 3:15 am

As long as they expect Bargnani to hold down the paint for us, we will be in trouble. Can’t wait till they trade this scrub
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Post#16 » by arkuo » Sun May 30, 2021 4:53 am

DFS and KP need to get sent out. Upgrade those positions. Keep Luka, THJ and Kleber. DFS isn't defending or scoring against anyone at this point. Those are starter minutes better used by someone else. So what if he's paid cheap? We're not Cuban's accountant. Let him worry about saving him money.
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Post#17 » by arkuo » Sun May 30, 2021 4:55 am

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Post#18 » by DJ_3_Ball » Sun May 30, 2021 5:12 am

DJ_3_Ball wrote::banghead:


Everybody seen the news? We're in deep, deep trouble if Luka can't go for game 4 :oops:
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Post#19 » by arkuo » Sun May 30, 2021 6:24 am

DJ_3_Ball wrote:
DJ_3_Ball wrote::banghead:


Everybody seen the news? We're in deep, deep trouble if Luka can't go for game 4 :oops:



By all accounts, Luka will most likely play in G4. They're just being cautious.
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Post#20 » by 41Dirk41 » Sun May 30, 2021 7:32 am

lukey90 wrote:The biggest problem is defense, feels like Dorian and Maxi suck at defending George and Kawhi. They are having historic efficiency against us. Too bad that they send 2 good defenders out to get Melli and Reddick who are not even playing.


When Luka is out we need some energy and try to stop their offense, some minutes of Melli+Green could help.

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