Re: Why Brad Had To Go Small
posted at 11/3/2013 10:44 PM EST
In response to Fierce34's comment:
Fav's defense wasn't good.
Tonight's Center Matchup
Fav - 19 mins, 8 pts, 2 rebs, and 1 block
Drummond - 40 mins, 15 pts, 12 rebs, and 2 blocks
If you check the numbers there is actually very little disparity. Drummond's offense was nearly all created by a teammate's driving and passing abilities, not his own.
In twice as many minutes -
Drummond had 2 blocks, Faverani had 1. That's a push.
Drummond scored 15 to Faverani's 8. That's a push.
To be more precise, Drummond scored 10 points while Faverani was on the floor. Faverani scored 8 points while Drummond was on the floor. Another push.
And to be even more precise, Drummond scored four of his field goals on dump-offs when Faverani rotated to cover for Green, Bass, or Bradley when they were beaten by Smith, Monroe, Bynum, et. al. Faverani stays with Drummond, Drummond never even gets the ball.
I'll give you the rebound margin. But the play-by-play indicates that head-to-head Drummond outrebounded Faverani by only 4 to 2. He got eight when Fav was off the floor.