lorak wrote:70sFan wrote:
I'm searching for Oscar full games footage as much as possible. If you have some of his rare games or parts of games unavailable on YT, I would appreciate to see that.
I don't know when did you find this game, but thank you very much!!! I just ended watching full video and I'm quite suprise by some guys.
Clyde Lee was definitely impactfull player - if not his 6th foul (questionable BTW) Royals might have not won this game. Without Thurmond and with Clyde out of the game Warriors didn't have decent backup center.
Jerry Lucas was pretty quick and coordinated. He even run pick and roll with Clyde Lee which was interesting to see. In this particular game he didn't use his outside shot that much, he mostly focused on creating missmatches down low against smaller Royals (mainly Green). He always looks to me like very inteligent player when I watch him and here there is no difference.
Joe Ellis had probably his career night and announcer went crazy every time he made a shot. Showed some midrange game (even shot tough contested shimmy shot).
Rookie Van Lier showed some great effort on defensive end, but his agressive style of play turned against him, as he picked 6 fouls in just 21 minutes. Later he would become more patient and fundametally sound defender (and one of the best at his position).
Van Arsdale shot at stupid volume - 27 shots in 26 minutes. He also didn't bring much besides shooting. He made some tough shots, but overall it's not his best game. He made up all the mistakes with game winner though, which is quite awkward - Warriors left him almost wide open in midrange area.
Johnny Green looks impressive to me. At the age of 37 he was the most athletic player on the floor. His passion and awareness to rebound the ball reminds me Rodman a bit. He also had quick hands, although he gambled too much against Lucas which gave Jerry easy points on FT line.
Dierking played all game (48 minutes) and scored game-high 33 points. He made some awkward sweeping hooks and shot many FTs. Looks quite mobile for his size, but wasn't good defender (weak rim protector and post defender).
Finally Oscar - Big O looks like he didn't care in first 3 quarters, then he scored 10 of his 19 poinst in the 4th without even sweating. What is interesting is that he scored only of his jumper - we don't see him penetrating to the hoop that game. He's very patient and doesn't hold the ball that much. Maybe it's because of Cousy's gameplan, but many times Robertson didn't even handle the ball on offense. Which is strange and completely different from what we've seen on other footage available. He also stepped up his defense in the 4th quarter and showed some nice effort. As I've said earlier, he's probably the biggest handchecker in NBA history (he used his hands on D all the time). He also had a few nice passes, but it's not the most representative game for his playmaking abilities.