Originally Posted by b1gdon
Green's best stretch of the year around the all-star break coincided with the best the Spurs looked this year. He slumped right around the time Parker went out and the Spurs haven't looked right since. Going back to last year's playoffs, Green looked good during the 20 game streak then slumped big time in the 4 losses to OKC.
My theory is that Parker's dribble penetration creates havoc for opposing defenses. Green gets wide open shots, that he makes, as the defense tries to rotate, but when Parker is out or is contained by a good one on one defender, like Sefalosha, Green becomes infective.
I would say you are correct!!!!!!!!g
Originally Posted by Uwe Blab
I don't think people realize the cause and effect of basketball. All the guys like Horry, Finley, Kerr, etc., had a championship team in its prime. They had guys that would draw in defenses from the 3pt line, giving them an open shot. The game winning shot in Game 5 of the Finals against Detroit, Rasheed left Horry to double Manu. Kerr was always open because teams had to contend with Manu and Tim, and Jordan and Pippen before that. At this point, teams are living with Tim having a good game while being guarded man to man, as long as they keep Tony out of the paint. As bigdon just pointed out, Green started going downhill when Tony went down. Now the Lakers are basically intimidating Tony into trying a bunch of jumpers and making it difficult to run the Spurs offense.
My point to all this was, defenses get stingy at the 3pt line in the playoffs, and if there is nothing to draw defenders away from the 3pt line, there aren't a lot of open opportunities. I guess Bonner could force shots up more, but then everyone would get pissed about that too. Don't worry though, once Diaw comes back Bonner will go back to the bench anyway.
I see what you are saying there, but I have seen Bonner hesitant and then put the ball on the ground after he had a shot and then go inside and nothing came out of that after he put the ball down on the ball down! I have seen him pass up shots and look scared in the playoffs, those guys just let it fly without hesitant! He is not confident enough IMO and thats where it hurts him! Those guys were.
Confidence can go a long way, he overthinks ALOT IMO and does not just let it fly miss or hit.
Win or lose this is a game -
You could let it pick your brain for weeks and months, just replay it over and over, won't do you any good at all. When someone loses a loved one and they do that it only brings forth anguish. I feel acceptance is sometimes the key, it happened, now you have to react to it. Giving up is not an option.
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