Clippers let a team shoot 50% FG+ and 47% 3PT+ in two straight games, they simply didn't deserve to win. Dallas is shooting 54/50 on the series.
Beverley is not providing value out there, he needs to be benched for the series. If Ibaka was not playing because of matchups and not injury, then I'm confused. Why did Zubac get 22 minutes then if Ibaka was healthy enough to play?
Marcus Morris was finally hitting shots, but picked up fouls when he finally looked like he could contribute. He's been the worst player for the team in the series so far without comparison. No one else has played as many minutes and contribute as little value a him. He's shooting 29% FG, 18% 3PT, 25% FT, just disastrous after two games.
The team also doesn't seem to know how to execute their defensive game plan. Rotations are not consistent, they are just running around like chickens with no heads in some possessions.
The majority of the first half, it was a layup line and free shots at the basket for Dallas. They tightened that up then just started fouling at the basket.
Hardaway is shooting 63/65 for the series.
Finney-Smith 53/56 and he didn't do much in offense in this game.
There's no defensive strategy where you let EVERYONE on the opposing team go off. Right now the Clippers are letting the stars and ALL the role players go off. You have to give up something, you can't try to stop everything and then give up everything.
Are you going to load up on Luka and make other guys beat you? Okay, let's do that. Do you want to take away his passing game, make him a scorer and contain the role players? Okay, stick with the role players.
Right now their defensive IQ is at zero. I saw some adjustments, but their execution was just not good at all. Who knows what this next game will bring, bit this is about as embarassing as a two game start to a series as a home team can have.