p0peye wrote: pepe1991 wrote:
Full court press was arguably the reason Sixers came back.
Makes lot of sense when you are down by 10
Makes no sense if you are single possession away from tie game.
True, on other hand they were sticking to what seemed to work. Letting Hawks run the clock down in half court was not a winning card either.
Very strange, awkward, poorly coached game by 76ers all around imo.
For start, why not attack Trae Young in pick&roll . Young can't do anything in pick&roll if Embiid & Simmons target him yet they didn't go at him enough.
Second, gaurding him with terrible Danny Green in single coverage was suicide. IF you are going for single coverage, it better be Thybulle or nobody.
In second half they started to trap him and redirect him with some sort of quasi-double team, but their rotations were so damn painfully bad that 3 possessions in a row they left Huerter and i think Hill alone in corner for 3.
Even rotations were funky. But it's just game one. However, Trae Young, Huerter and Williams are some of the worst guard defenders in nba. There is no excuse for not running them into a ground with 80 pick&roll sets a game. This is type of series where Ben Simmons should be averaging 30 points on 18 layups a game. There is nobody who can guard him.
At one point my commentary team on tv started laughing how terrible 76ers defense is
Prediction day after Vuc, Gordon, Evan departure - most fans who are celebrating birth of new rebuild will be crying how rebuild is painful before 2022-23 season ends.
Date of writeup: March 26th, 2021.