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Old 12-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #40 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by LX View Post
You can blame lack of O while scoring 99, but lack of D is what is causing losses and is what can make up for any lack of O. Philly won again tonight. Remember how you couldn't imagine them making the playoffs?
Agreed, BUT having zero O means you're not making them work on D. We got run out of the gym last night and had many early in the shotclock jacks going on. It's like Boston and NYY in baseball facing an ace pitcher. They grind, try and see as many pitches as possible, chase that stud pitcher from the game after 6 innings due to pitch count and then feast on a bum reliever. We have zero patience, our guards get baited into a run and gun game, our bigs follow suit. The talent and depth was severely overrated. System and execution win over and we're playing without a game plan.
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