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Old 03-29-2009, 08:24 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dooodo View Post
The strategy was not to put Bosh on Gordon, obviously. It was a forced switch due to the screen and defender being closest to their corresponding men. If Bosh/Marion fought through the screen to stay on Thomas or Rose the split second to return would give an open look, and given our poor interior defense, that would equate to an easy layup, as what happened during overtime but thank god Rose missed.

Overall, this kind of switching is an exploit for any defense, its why we see Garnett on PG's at critical points in the games... Big man switch on offensive player > teammate being stuck on screen for opposition getting a look.

It's good that our team was so aware on defense having Bosh on Gordon is better than giving Gordon a clear 1 second to shoot...
If I remember correctly Gordon had time to dribble first. It wasn't a bang bang play. Bosh with a hand in his face IS better than him being wide open, no doubt.
Better is his check staying with him and doing it himself. They've been getting burned on switches all year. Tonight was no exception.
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