For a second there i thought you were talking about clippersam..
01/05/2014 - 12:27 AM PST
Exactly- why run around the screens- you're dead if you do that vs the Spurs and don't switch. And don't stick him so closely. Parker wants to shoot the J and go for 40 that way, okay best of luck, but layups- not OK. Collison just not very good defensively in his awareness tonight. Same goes for the trapper- DJ and Griffin coming to "trap" would just allow an easy pass between them to Duncan, enabling 1)an open Duncan jumper or 2)another quick pass from Duncan to a cutter for the layup. Or, the show from the big man, but Collison doesn't react fast enough, ends up chasing Parker who effectively blows past the Clipper big man en route for the layup/dish. Repeat many, many times, just substitute Parker for Ginobilli, and Collison for Dudley. The same friggin' play. Speaking of Dudley- it was sad seeing him getting chasing Ginobilli- just a complete, utter mismatch. You just CANNOT allow that. You always need Barnes in there if Ginobilli is on the floor.
BTW you want to trap, it better be a darn good one, keep your arms up high and legs sticking out. Kick, scratch, do whatever you need to do, otherwise, please don't bother. Your point guard gets picked off by your man, you better the heck switch to prevent the layup.
01/05/2014 - 12:34 AM PST
01/05/2014 - 01:05 AM PST
CTB MVP X1
The team last year felt more complete, which is why I worry. Three games now too where we laid eggs defensively in first half. That is shocking given doc is the coach. Not sure what that us about, but they better address it.
01/05/2014 - 01:06 AM PST
CTB MVP X1
Man that game sucked. It's the spurs though I am always hoping to keep it close, let alone win against them
01/05/2014 - 01:13 AM PST
CTB MVP X2
No more Vinny = No more Vinny troll. Cause and effect, my friend.
But I'll bet NBATV are getting 1000's of emails a day complaining about their new analyst... ALL IN CAPS!!!
01/05/2014 - 01:44 AM PST
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Repped made me laugh out loud with that one..
01/05/2014 - 04:59 AM PST
CTB MVP X2
As far as our defense David I think you said it all.
I know we couldn't keep Bledsoe. He's gonna get maybe $11 mil plus however he's what we need at starting SG. Let's say Bledsoe esque With CP gone we have nobody who can get to the rim. We then become a jump shooting team. Our offense was "Give it to JC and let him chuck" Forget Paul's MVP gifts, he could get to the rim at will. There is no inside out. They pretty much left Blake alone and made us shoot J's. We were cold from 3. Unless you have consistent three point shooters like Klay Curry it's a recipe for disaster. JJ and Paul are both gone so there goes our consistancy. Collison can drive but all he does is lay it up.
We look at how many points SAS scored in the first half but remember how few we scored. It looked like the reincarnation of VDN. Forget big men. Hollins is servicable and MAYBE Jamison will do something. Maybe it is Bullock. I think we got a problem
I wonder what the roster changes are that Ralph was talking about?
01/05/2014 - 10:15 AM PST
CTB MVP X1
Chris Pauls MVP Case Has Been Proven!
That Is 1 things I took from this game!
I also took that this Clipper team can still be good without Chris!
Our Team played great in the Second Half just....
Anyone else notice that we only play the most elite teams when we find out one of our guys is out for a few weeks? First Indiana after Redick, then San Antonio after Paul. I think we should sit Blake the game right before our next Portland, OKC and Miami game, just in case.