Re: Go Celtics! Take Game 3!
posted at 5/4/2011 9:22 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Go Celtics! Take Game 3!
[QUOTE]Doc Rivers Analysis: Great locker room coach but poor game coach. 1. Plays his vets too many minutes. 2. His bench is just used as a time filler until he can get his vets back in. 3. Never stays with the hot hand with the bench. 4. He doesn't use enough three point shooters. Examples to use: Wafer and Pavlovic and Murphy. Gee, maybe one of them will get hot!!! Oops, refer back to #2. 5. Needs to use bench players that can create their own shot...Wafer and Pavlovic 6. How about Delonte's game and Green's game?? Then we don't see them for 20 minutes if at all. 7. Good grief, why does Garnett play like a guard most of the time? How about someone else add to this. I think Doc has a timer clock for each player no matter how they are doing.
Posted by celticsince1958[/QUOTE]
I agree with very little of what you said. When they win, you're quiet. When they lose, its "Doc can't coach". Teams lose. That tends to happen in the NBA. I can't remember the last undefeated team, can you??????? So Miami's Big 3 outplayed us, did you really think that would never happen?
As for those subs, get real. if KG and Paul and Green have trouble with that speed, what do you think Sasha and Murphy will do with the Heat speed? Guys who couldn't make the Nets are supposed to be your subs? Get real.
When Doc stays with the hot hand, you and others ask "why doesn't Doc give them a rest". When Doc substitutes, you ask "why doesn't he stay with the hot hand"? Doc put his best shooter back in the game. That shooter didn't hit but you HAVE to play the guy. he's the best late game shooter in the league. Ray had a terrible game, but that doesn't mean you abandon him.....like fair weather fans do.
Garnett? He is who he is. He's ALWAYS been a perimeter power forward. he's thin and he is not going to change now and become a low post player. He's older and can't jump as high. Get over it.....you knew this. He will come back. You talked about him the same way against the Knicks in game 2 and then he killed the Knicks.
Come on folks, its basketball - you KNOW every team has ups and downs. Don't get off the bandwagon so fast. Players have bad nights and the coach can't always fix that. He can stop the ball going to BBD but you would NOT abandon Ray and KG and Rondo and Pierce. They just didn't perform in those two games, but Things change overnight and you'll look silly acting like Doc did everything wrong.