codydaze wrote:Archx wrote:Coaching staff made a lot of bad decisions. This team still had enough talent to get into the finals but something just wasn't clicking. Having only 1 true playmaker on the team was also risky as hell.
Also Americans not being used to FIBA style of rules or defense, made life harder for them. But like i said, their tactics and poor sub patterns are mostly the reason why they lost. Barnes playing hero ball and messing up everything ( just like in Dallas ), having small guys guarding Gobert also didn't make any sense. Kemba playing bad and no real replacement for him, etc.
I've only seen the box score, didn't watch the game but how was Barnes playing hero ball when he only had three shot attempts?
Instead of passing out, he went 1v1 with Gobert under the rim (in the cruical moment) and got tangled up and traveled.