Can the bench hang like the Warriors against BOS-CLE-ORL?
Old 02-22-2010, 12:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can the bench hang like the Warriors against BOS-CLE-ORL?

First of all an admission of guilt I'm a Warriors fan (go ahead and boo), but at the same time I've become a big fan of the Raptors team. My question is, seeing that ATL has just had consecutive losses to PHO and GS, and the fact that BOS has lost at Oracle about 6 straight years, do you think the Raptors bench could do the same thing as the Warriors and play a gambling style and outrun the slower, bigger teams of the east like BOS, CLE and ORL? Or is Jay smart in just maintaining the same style of offense as with his starting lineup?
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Old 02-22-2010, 01:31 AM   #2 (permalink)

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The Warriors have quick penetrating guards who can break their man down off the dribble and finish as well as create their own shot off the dribble. They also play 4 guards at once a lot of the time.

We dont even have 1 guard capable of what Monta/Curry do, or even a guy like Maggette who isnt a guard.

And even though they may upset a few teams with this style of play theyd get destroyed in the playoffs vs any of those teams.

So to answer your question, if we threw out a Jack Jose Marco Derozan Bosh lineup we'd get brutalized on the boards and wouldnt even be able to utilize our quicker type lineup, and then we'd be out of sorts in the halfcourt offence.

Basically we'd get killed.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The idea of picking up the pace against those teams will probably be in play though. Even that has killed us quite a bit in terms of pooping out in the third quarter and having nothing left for defense. They cannot get carried away with the running. They need to pick and choose the right moments to leak out and run. Pick up the pace overall, but save something in the tank for defense, or even those slower teams are going to end up killing us in transition when we lose our legs.
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