Cythaps wrote:The game keeps changing, the 3pt shots attempts league wide are way more than even last year so it is bound to get more random, especially in the regular season. That's why there is no dominant team out there and we have so many huge underdog wins. Our offense is by far the best in the league and that's the main thing. It is much easier to get better in defense than in offense.
Our starting 5 is much better than last year, and that's what's going to matter in the playoffs. Today we lost because of a horrible bench performance and a 17% 3pt shooting differential. The defense wasn't good, but it's not like we didn't have equally good looks from the 3 as well. We're gonna lose 10 more games like that but it doesn't matter. How many number 1 seed seasons do we need to waste to understand that it doesn't matter that much.
P.S. That was a Utah franchise record in 3s. They deserved to win. When we did the same thing in Miami, did it mean that Bud outcoached Spoelstra?
It was a franchise record threes because we left them wide open. That's the consistency of Bud's defensive philosophy. Pack the paint. Force them to shoot threes. It's a bad philosophy.
Some people on this board have been talking about the deficiencies of this defense for over a year. We have pointed out that the Bucks will not become champs if we play the drop down defense exclusively. Bud continues to do it. So what happened last night was to be expected. Expect other teams (like the Knicks did the other night to us) to shoot a lot of open threes.