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Old 03-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jeffb View Post
Since coming back he's playing like the same old Bargs, even his defense isn't as good as it was in january. Now obviously he was coming back from injury but it's been two weeks now and he needs to finish the season the way he started it.
I don't buy this "old Bargn is back" theory.

In the past the knock on Bargnani has been his focus on defence and motivation, and I didn't see that creeping back in his game last night.

Last night the guy played his heart out, even knowing his shot wasn't falling, he remained focus on defence. If he wasn't trying, would we have been in a nail bitter with the Bulls?

He was 8/10 from the line, a +8, and still grabbed 7 boards. He will never be a great rebounder, but what distinguished him in those 13 games from last year was his focus on defence, and I saw that last night.
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