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Old 05-05-2013, 09:41 PM   #1015
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Originally Posted by KevB View Post
Grizz just didn't seem to have the same urgency they showed in the Clippers series. Despite having the lead, they settled for perimeter shots far too often, especially in the first half. It was as if they were content to just keep the game close in the first half. They came out and played more of their style in the 3rd quarter to get that double digit lead. Conley was aggressive, and they went to the post to initiate more often. Perkins/Collison/Ibaka were pretty good defensively, but you still have to start your offense there; it opens up standstill outside looks.

Defensively they were pretty awful most of the day relative to their typical performance. I actually think this might have been Hollins' worst game the entire post-season. They weren't doubling Durant, although there was a big there on most penetrations. But why do you drop the guard on the weakside to go with Prince and the big? The only way the Thunder beat you is if you let Martin get off, and you give Fisher open looks from 3. Griz allowed both of those things to happen, and they allowed Durant do whatever he wanted, except get all the way to the rim (which is fine with him). Meanwhile, Allen sat almost the entire 4th quarter despite protecting a lead. Asinine.
Any team that doesn't double the shit out of Durant right now is making a mistake. I don't respect McHale a lot, but he was on point with that strategy. I hope the Grizz continue to role with that
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