- Aug 26, 2008
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JJ should at least get 10 minutes, man.
Would also be happy if Shaq was allowed to play the game of basketball instead of being taken out with some bogus fouls. He may not pull down big rebounding numbers, but his body allows other guys to go after the ball more aggressively because he can block out two bigs at once, and even a small guard too if he didn't use deoderant before the game.In game 3, we have to take better care of the ball, or at least force more turnovers on the Bulls. Bulls had just 4 turnovers to our 11. At the very least we need to cut down that differential to 2 or 3. Can't give the Bulls 7 extra possessions on their home court.
That, and we gave up 13 offensive rebounds compared to 5 offensive rebounds for us. If we don't lose the TO battle by 7 and the offensive rebounding battle by 8, we blow them out. That's 15 extra scoring chances.
I hope we stop that trapping at the top of the key crap. Rose is good, but he's not going to beat us by himself. That scheme was a direct result of Rose being able to beat us off the dribble. Occasionally it is okay to try to slow him down, but not for extended periods of time.The defensive effort was okay on the floor... but our scheme was awkward. I've rarely seen the team play forms of a zone that emphasize doubling on the perimeter, and the result was an open painted area. I don't know if we are going to continue to perfect this defensive look or scrap it.
Please fellas, the J.J. talk? He isn't the right match up right now, but he might be in the future. Playoff teams run an eight deep rotation in order to get everyone in the groove. The Cavs occasionally stretched it to nine when they wanted Damon Jones or Boobie to become the "shooting specialist" in the past, but it didn't seem to work.
The only coach who tried a rotation of ten was Hubie Brown... and he never came close to a championship, despite his genius.
espn4d-There he goes again
@RealSkipBayless Big picture, going forward, didn't love what I saw tonight from LeBron. Especially if I were Cav fan
http://twitter.com/espn4despn4d- I truly enjoy working with Skip, always impressed by his preparation for the show. But on LeBron, we terminally disagree.