Roscoe Sheed wrote:Quake Griffin wrote:Also, can we stop talking about the Mav's shooting as if it is luck? Can we stop just posting their percentages as if they're lucky and no team ever gets this hot.
They're NBAers who are wide open and playing as "underdogs" that the whole NBA world actually wants to see win. Their shots are gonna rip the net when they are open. This is not a hard concept.
It is not their shooting. It is our defense.
it's not luck- but you can't expect Doncic and Porzingis to keep hitting 35 footers or for Porzingis to hit 2 three pointers that both all over the rim. On the other hand, you can't expect them to miss so many free throws either.
The Clippers need to somehow try to loosen up and start raining some 3s of their own- particularly Morris, PG, Beverley and Kawhi.
Also- try at all costs not to switch on screens. I know sometimes you have to, but at least try very hard not to.
Its embarrassing watching the Clippers play defense. Its a total **** show. Paul George cant guard anyone. Reggie Jackson cant guard anyone. Morris cant guard anyone. Zubac cant guard anyone. Batum cant guard one on one. They all lack lateral quickness and the ability to react without fouling. You have to stay in front of the guy. They cant. Its abusive to watch. Switching automatically is pointless. PG and Kawhi fall off immediately and leave a lamb to the slaughter with Luka. I dont know how many times I saw Zubac end up being the primary defender on every possession. Lue might be a top 5 worst head coach in the league. He is better as an assistant cause it seems he is better at massaging egos vs. actually designing plays and running a defense.
This is team is a train wreck. They decided to run back basically the same team after seeing all the faults from last year blaming it on the bubble which wasnt real. It was that they arent a good mix of players together. Add in Paul George is vastly overrated in every facet of his game. IQ, defense, handles, 3 point shooting, and playmaking. PG needs to play with someone like Chris Paul or Lebron who will tell him exactly what to do and where to be. Hold him accountable. Also he needs to be the 3rd best player on a playoff team.