Re: Going small never works
posted at 10/31/2012 10:48 PM EDT
In response to Fiercest34's comment:
In response to kyceltic's comment:
When we won the title in 08, i remember one of the laker players saying, that the Celtics were so hard to play against because they were so long!! It seems every year since Doc has gone smaller and smaller. Why do we have to match up with the Heat, why don't we make them match up with us? KG is much better when he has someone bigger than him playing beside him. I would have liked to seen Doc go with Rondo, Pierce, Green, KG and Darko or Sully and seen if the Heat could stop them!! One thing i'm pretty sure of, you're not going to beat the Heat trying to match up with them!!
You are correct if the Celts had a Dwight or a Bynum. But Darko and KG are just not inside the paint scorers.
Battier already proved, in the Finals, that if a big man is not a low post scorer, like Ibaka, then Battier can handle him.
The Celts just don't have a big that will force Miami to match-up with the Celts.
Sully tried, but he ended up getting blocked in the air. He didn't return after that.
I'm not just talking about scoring. Perk wasn't an inside the paint scorer, but the other team didn't like to go inside the paint when he was there waiting for them. I would like to see if Darko could give us some of what Perkins did. He has the talent to rebound and block shots, we need to find out if he has the toughness to get it done!!