1. Great game from Thad. Holy moly.
2. Very, very good game from ET. It'd have been great had he done anything - at all - in the entire first quarter or not turned it over - twice - late in regulation.
3. Despite NewEra's arguments to the contrary, when a team MAKES twice as many foul shots as you TAKE...that's a hard game to win.
4. You can't give up 18 offensive boards either. Come to think of it...how the hell did we hang with them?
5. Bad miss from Thad from 15 feet down the stretch...super-choke-short-arm from Lavoy from the same spot...and an open look from Wright. Hit ANY of those, we win.
6. New sprained ankle killed us too. JRich was 5 for 7 with 13 points in half his minutes. Plus his energy was missed...as was his leadership.
7. This constant relying on outside shooting is a killer. I wish we had a legit Big Man on our roster. Oh...wait...
8. Jrue played on his heels for most of the game. Looked like he was intimidated by Westbrook. Needs a break-out game against the Suns.
That is all.
6. His defense would have made it a hard game to win.... He cant stick kd or martin.
Probably was for the best that wright got those minutes.
And with nick youngs shot falling.... And him getting 2 clutch ASSISTS in back to back posesstions, i cant imagine jrich helps us winnthat game.
Last edited by BChydro86; 11-25-2012 at 09:46 AM.
If ET's half court role is to stand around and shoot a few catch and shoot jumpers for much of the game, of course he is going to be inconsistent. That is not, and never has been, his game.
Meanwhile, most of the Sixers runs were sparked at least in part by ET making plays in the only area of the game where he consistently gets a chance to do so....the slow break before the defense is set. And for some reason, you are opposed to that as well.
He was also the only player on our roster who could defend Westbrook....even a little bit.
Last edited by wannabGM; 11-25-2012 at 09:59 AM.
How would the "ball in Evan' hands" enabled him to REBOUND? How would Evan at PG have allowed him to put a ****ing body on someone when the ball was in the air, maybe making possible someone ELSE to grab a board (no one, not just ET did this, btw), how would his being utilized the way YOU wanted have encouraged him to go set a ****ing screen for someone ELSE?
When I say he did nothing...I mean he did NOTHING. Forget the reasons he himself didn't score points. I could give a rat's *** if he scored. He had ZERO boards in that quarter, and not much of anything else either. At either end.
So predictable that of all the points in my summary, you picked out that ONE phrase!
Its always something, isnt it? u cant just say that he had a great game and move on can u?
U have to find something to dog on turner about.
Its ridiculous. Where were all these nit picky posts when lou was losing us games last year in the 4th quarter?
U even went out of ur way to compliment jrich, and ill ignore his putrid defense early on, didnt even play or gave any effect on the sixers getting back into the game. Had he been in there, its safe to say we may not have even made it to overtime, the defense gets worse, the passing gets worse and all the sudden maybe the game isnt so close.
Also turner wright and young (who all played a major role in getting us back in the game) would have played less, making the comeback less likely.
Last edited by BChydro86; 11-25-2012 at 10:40 AM.
The 2nd overall pick, national player of the year who mainly made plays with the ball in his hands, now suddenly inexplicably even has point duties taken away from him....despite 6 assists to less than 2 turnovers over the past 4 games. And his role should be mainly setting screens and rebounding? That's primarily what he is jugded on? He's a vital offensive cog and a building block. He is being misused.
Last edited by wannabGM; 11-25-2012 at 11:08 AM.
so close, and yet, so far....
Hydro... why would I say he had a great game when he had a great 3 quarters of a game? he had a very very good game. take it and run with it.
also, JRich actually played good defense. I think you like to say stuff and just secretly hope that no one calls you on it. how many points did Durant have after J rich went out of the game? don't dodge the question.
That was an awesome game last night. Fun to watch.
I enjoyed that they focused on jrues scoring and shut him down. He was great at making plays in the first half. I wish he was more aggressive early on though. He tried to turn it on in the 4th but just couldnt get it started.
Evan had a very impressive game. Can help but notice his game seems to rise with the opponent. Last good game was celtics. GM, I think he's actually got that catch and shoot off the screen working now too. Not to mention HE WAS DRIBBLING WITH A PURPOSE (is he reading these boards?) and finishing around the rim well.
Thad was the energizer bunny out there. All over the floor scoring, BOARDING, just making plays.
Our wing guys played their roles. Too bad for jrich cuz we couldn't afford to be shy any bodies last night.
Just got me thinking what could we do with a solid post big. Not to get all down about the Bynum situation. Just got me to thinking we will add to what we have without needing to give up anything. The future looks bright. Unless they pounded by the suns scorching offense.
Pay attention. You might learn something.
by your standards, kevin durant only had a great half/OT and not a great game.... its silly.
also, use your eyes and brain when watching j-rich play defense please. he blatantly cant stick the better offensive players in the league.... thats why he flails his arms.... to compensate, and against durant....he got dribbled around evrey time.... he may have scored more in the 2nd half, but at least turner, wright, and thad could stay in front of him. if jrich stayed in, durant would have done even dirtier work once he got hot.
Thad defending Durant is something I cannot get behind. He kept him in front of him mainly only because it was easy as hell for Durant to shoot over him. I thought Wright and ET both did a solid job on him, though.
Collins continues to overrate Thad's defensive abilities to the detriment of the W/L column.
Last edited by wannabGM; 11-25-2012 at 05:04 PM.
Thats all true, but deviates from my main point in a big way at the same time.