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Old 11-22-2012, 12:33 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Kirby View Post
My friend brought up that the Sixers used Thad Young as the C and Dorrell Wright as the PF in the fourth quarter last night, therefore forcing Raps to match their small lineup. Let's be honest, Bargnani isn't getting benched for Valanciunas in a small lineup.

I didn't watch the game, but that is definitely a valid point.
A good coach doesnt just automatically adjust to the other teams lineup. If a player is having a huge game, it shouldnt matter what lineup the other team is putting out there. By putting JV in, he'd be forcing Collins to adjust to us now since JV was killing their bigs, imagine what hed do on the boards vs Young and Wright. Add in the fact that we were in the penalty and its a no brainer.

It was pretty simple, put JV on Young and hedge hard on Jrue, forcing Young to shoot outside shots. Instead we trailed all of the screens and Jrue penetrated to an open lane since Bargnani is horrible at rotating, which caused open layups for Jrue, or wide open corner 3's everytime down. Thaddeus Young isnt going to beat you with midrange shots. Add on the fact again that we were in the penalty and Jonas is a very good free throw shooter, its just a horrible non substitution. JV probably would have caused 3-4 loose ball fouls or drop off passes for fouls getting him to the line a ton in the 4th.
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