Originally Posted by LX
The starters were already starting to let this game slide. Let's not make out like there was just an issue with rotations. The starters did worse than just trading baskets. It was the same old story. The Clippers bench came in and played some defense that was missing on behalf of both teams at that point, and the game changed, as it will when one team defends and the other team can't, won't or both. If Casey is to blame for anything, it is not recognizing the slippage defensively early enough and doing something about it, but he really doesn't have great options.
I agree, but all I saw was Calderon
come in, Offence becomes stagnant, he chucks up 3 straight bricks, a couple turnovers, and all hell breaks loose.
I do believe the lead was starting to slip, however the bench play just precipitated it.
Maybe with the starters in, we keep it a bit closer.