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@  thejohnnygold : (26 May 2018 - 03:47 PM) ...better make it 60...just to be sure.
@  Cooper : (25 May 2018 - 11:25 PM) Yeah maintain the defense, then take like 50 3s and hope to hit 20+
@  thejohnnygold : (25 May 2018 - 09:33 PM) I would like to think that Saturday they play as hard as they've played all year. To be this close and do anything less would be disappointing. I also think there is a chance we dust off Ryan Anderson for 15 minutes or so and hope he's hitting from deep.
@  Mario Peña : (25 May 2018 - 02:02 PM) Looks like championship defense but I guess we’ll see how gritty they can get Saturday.
@  redfaithful : (23 May 2018 - 08:37 AM) Wow. Defense.
@  Mario Peña : (21 May 2018 - 02:29 AM) Reggie and Chris are so annoying as color/analysis commentators.
@  Mario Peña : (16 May 2018 - 06:27 PM) Well there’s this “LeBron wants to play off the ball” rumor making the rounds. https://www.google.c...-in-future/amp/
@  Mario Peña : (14 May 2018 - 03:52 AM) They have to get Capela going offensively but more importantly on defense Clint will have to have an effect on Curry and Durant. I think the Durant’s contesested twos will be welcomed but any threes by him will be trouble. The Rockets defense has to fly around enough to force them off the three point line and then create turnovers on their overconfident passes.
@  thejohnnygold : (13 May 2018 - 08:00 PM) Aside from knocking down our 3's and playing stellar defense I think the other key to victory is keeping Curry off the floor by attacking him early and often to try and rack up some fouls and force him to sit.
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2018 - 04:35 PM) So this site is finalizing apparently on Shoutbox after all these years. So sad............
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2018 - 04:34 PM) Casey firing confirms NBA is a player first league. Unfortunately for the Raptors they have nobody
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2018 - 05:29 PM) Fair enough, but I think it speaks more to the depth Boston has and their coach. They are fortunate that the injuries occurred at the positions they did. I think an injury to Horford would have been worse for them.
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 03:12 PM) When Boston makes the Conference Finals without their 2 best players, what does that say about the Eastern Conference?
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 03:11 PM) As I recall, Rozier was far from consistent in the regular season.
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2018 - 01:20 PM) It's voted on by sportswriters...These are the same people who did not know Terry Rozier is very good at basketball despite the fact Boston has been trumpeting that for over a year. Outside of Zach Lowe and Woj, are there any good NBA writers out there? I'm sure there are, but I doubt they are the ones voting.
@  rocketrick : (10 May 2018 - 10:56 AM) Brad Stevens received 0 votes for 2018 Coach of the Year.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 May 2018 - 02:01 PM) I'd say we're all nervous. It's tough not to be. Watching us vs. GS last night one can see how much easier they make the game look. Our defense is going to need to find another level if we want to advance.
@  Mario Peña : (09 May 2018 - 01:19 PM) So here comes the toughest test. For the first time this year I’m a little nervous. Guys talk me out of being nervous!
@  Mario Peña : (29 April 2018 - 09:05 PM) Rockets looking good with half of game one in the books. Good to see Luc back.
@  rocketrick : (28 April 2018 - 01:18 PM) 07

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#21 Mario Peña

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:30 AM

Ultimately, this team will succeed when McHale and Sampson figure how to tweak the defensive game plan to each opponent and the players buy in. I see McHale as an excellent motivator which is very crucial at this stage. McHale and his staff must motivate and convince these young guys that defense is what will lead to better offense and make them a better team. Forget half court sets and X's and O's because that is not where this team finds itself, this is culture building right now.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 06:38 AM

fellingsupersonic, good point
As i said before 3 wins is 3 wins. I hope Mchale gets it together. Young teams have their up and downs, but the leader should be consistent. The leader sets the pace.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

But ST, how much of that was also due to a lapse in Corbin's judgment? He never really adjusted anything last night, did he?


There was one thing I did notice him try - he inserted Burks at the beginning of the second half in a PG-ish role to try and provide a bit more of a threat from that position. Didn't really work though. You're right that Corbin could have been a bit more inventive on the other side of the ball, but I don't think that should detract from the coaching staff's credit. Many times you see teams go away from what's working illogically, but here they trusted their strategy even after the Jazz started out hitting on the threes and it paid large dividends.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

The fact that this was against the Jazz made the win so much sweeter, and being part of their bad records... Now that's just the icing on the cake.
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