esqtvd wrote: Captain Ballmer wrote: esqtvd wrote:
yo bro, with all due respect--
PG 39 minutes
Kawhi 34 minutes with a mask on his head
Ibaka & Batum 30 minutes each
Ty gave the rest their burn. In a WON game.
Morris 18 minutes [1-7] MINUS-20
Zubac 17 minutes [1-4, 3 TOs] MINUS-26
Kennard 18 minutes MINUS-22
Lou [poor fellow
] 16 minutes MINUS-25
He would have, if he could have. I'm not a Ty fan yet but this one is not on his head. Our 4th game in 6 nights. And it's only Game 10.
There is no such a thing like Won game. You won only after 48 minutes. We Clippers fans should know better than anyone.
Kerr outcoached Lue with benching Wiseman-Oubre, adjust to our strength&weaknesses.
As a result Curry find the holes outplayed Kawhi&PG
When opponents adjusts we are in trouble. PHX, UTH, Spurs and now GSW enough sample size. We can't even put our best players in a good positions yet. Blaming bench is easy but we have more important problems to solve, than bench issues could address easily. Looks like not much different than last year. Lue is on the screen for prime time to work now in my view.
Lue played the starters into the ground, bench were all minus-20 in limited minutes. Numbers aren't everything but they're not meaningless either.
I'm not dogging the bench either, who have never played together. And all props to Steph and Draymond, champions both. I'm not into the blame game. They beat us.
Starters were not played to the ground though. That's a statement reserved for a game where 3+ starters are out there for 37+ minutes. The only person with extra minutes was PG, everyone else played an average minute night.
The bench played around a little over 1/3 of the game, so I also wouldn't call that limited minutes. Reggie Jackson played limited minutes.
Beverley didn't have enough foul trouble to not add another 3-4 minutes. Sometimes though it's about seeing what is happening and adjusting. Lue did choose the wrong adjustment options tonight, maybe a different night he goes a different way.
Zubac was not a presence on defense and couldn't take advantage on offense. The Warriors had a smaller lineup and Lue after seeing an ineffective Zubac could have gone with Patterson at C or Morris at C in a small ball lineup. Lue ran different players with Lou, Kennard, Morris, Zubac.
He had Jackson, then PG, then Kawhi. They were -2 with Jackson, -9 with PG and then -10 with Kawhi. He kept trying to salvage that unit, but based on the flow of the night he should have broken up that unit.
5 game minutes can change a game. The Williams, Kennard, Morris, Zubac lineup with George and then with Kawhi was in total -19 in the second half.
A lot of basketball happens in 2-3 minutes and I believe Lue should have gone away from that general combination when they started to look shaky and were giving up points and stagnant. He instead looked to adjust who was with them going from Jackson in the first half to PG/Kawhi.
Here are the lineups from last night:https://www.nba.com/stats/lineups/traditional/?Season=2020-21&SeasonType=Regular%20Season&DateFrom=01%2F08%2F2021&DateTo=01%2F09%2F2021&TeamID=1610612746
Now, technically, if he can run:
Lou/Kennard/(George or Kawhi)/Morris/Zubac
They shouldn't be attrocious on defense, the forward and C position should be able to make up for the guards, right? Maybe, maybe not. If not, it's a early lesson that Lou is not going to work on the team after the contract given to Kennard.