Originally Posted by GameFan2k5
they only blew past our guards when the Spurs were in scramble mode trying to recover from double teams way out on the perimeter. The Defense is built to funnel guards into the paint and in position to at least challange and alter the shot.
The Mavs are a good passing team and any one of their players can take a shot. All the offensive player has to do is jump into the defensive player and the foul will be called. doesn't work in a series like this. I would take manu/tony/and bowen going one on one with their players, and it almost worked. sometimes we had them, and sometimes we didn't. overall i think the idea to go small worked, but our execution was not always there.