Re: I don't believe RR
posted at 5/20/2012 5:12 PM EDT
In Response to Re: I don't believe RR
[QUOTE]Stats are not always the complete story. Look at Lebron stats(full, or padded), yet they are down 2-1. It surely just can't be about stats as Lakerfaker put it. Stats don't show laziness on D, or lack of aggressiveness on O. They don't show how a player looks during a critical possession. Lots get missed with just showing stats. Celtsfan. So, you are fine with Doc standing pat during that loss and not using the bench? It can't be win or die with just the staters can it? You talk about faith and having to believe, where is yours and Doc's in the bench players? Last I checked they are in the NBA for a reason right?
Posted by antiqueman1[/QUOTE]
I would like to have seen Pietrus and Bradley in at the end of the game since Ray wasn't getting open. But, Bradley was hurt and I think Doc was wrong not to have Pietrus on Igudala. But, I DON'T think having Steimsma, Sasha, nor moore would have made ANY difference and it would likely have hurt us in my opinion. I think you sub to WIN not to hope that you save yourself for next game.
As for the subs, they are in the NBA because the Celtics gave them a job and short of a bench job with the C's, I don't think Steimsma, Hollins, Sasha, nor Daniels would be in the NBA! That's how bad our bench is. We got Steimsma from the NBDL, got Hollins after being waived by multiple teams, got Daniels from retirement, and Sasha after a buy out. So....tell me why they are in the NBA???
My overriding point, however, is not that Doc coached or didn't coach a good game. Its that those bench players would not have saved our game. We lost because our starters just didn't play well with the lead starting in the 2nd qtr and culminating with a missed layup, bad pass, and missed opportunities.....and two fantastic shots by Philly that they wouldn't normally make. It had nothing to do with Steimer, Sasha, Moore, or Daniels not playing.