Re: Adjustments for Game 3
posted at 5/15/2012 10:42 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Adjustments for Game 3
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Adjustments for Game 3 : We're all trying to find reasons why the team lost. But, its the playoffs. Teams lose. No team wins every night. Some nights, the players just can't hit and don't play well. I blame this on the players - they simply didn't play well.....just about everyone but KG. He was 7 for 12 shooting with 12 rebounds. Just about every other player just didn't play well. No coach, no ref, and no injuries can be blamed for how poorly they played. They just simply stunk and its time for them to play better next game.
Posted by Celtsfan4life[/QUOTE]
"You win some you lose some"
I think that's a cop out. I'm telling you that there are clear adjustments that Doc should have made that would have won us the game.
- Get KG involved
- Get more touches per possession during the half-court
- Take BB, give Pietrus more minutes and put him on Iggy
- Take PP off AI
- Tell Rondo to do his job on the perimeter
- Get Ray touches, but stop making him force his shot. All he needs is to milk the threat of his shot
I don't understand why they don't foul immediately at the end of the game. Everyone knows the shot clock resets at 14, so why waste until game clock is at 14.4 to committ that foul. That is on Doc/Rondo.
Yes, there was a free throw disparity. Yes, unfortunate late call on KG. Lack of energy. But close games like these, I'd like to see Doc get more involved with in-game adjustments.
Final point. How dissapointing was it to see both Ray and KG make such effortless 3's in those final seconds. That 76ers team really is susceptable to breaking down in close games. They don't have the experience. We should be owning them in the tight situations. Don't give this team any life.