I think Sam is kind of like Bargnani
when attacking the basket, he makes his mind in advance (of the game) ... He probably thought before the game that our starters are tired and we'll play with our reserves the second quarter, or as long as we hang out with them. Then, in the second half, our starters will be rested and we'll finish them in the 4th ... Unfortunately, things didn't work out, because our starters were very flat in the 3rd, and that's when we we lost the game, not in the second quarter.