Originally Posted by Admiral
I don't think its athleticism that is of worry. It's the skill of the bigs. Gasol is a defensive player of the year and could really dominate JV in the post on both ends of the court. Z-Bo's offensive skills could be a matchup problem and I think they're all better rebounders than we are which is our biggest issue right now.
We need to have a good shooting night, especially from 3. It doesn't have to be lights out shooting but it has to be one of those closer to 50% shooting nights.
The way the team performed against Detroit - one of the best rebounding teams in the NBA and the highest-scoring half-court team in the league - bolds well for the club. The team also did well against Minnesota's bigs, especially in the 2nd half.
What concerns me more is to see if the Raps can win a grind-it-out, physical game.