Discussion in 'November 2015' started by roscoe36, Aug 18, 2015.
OKC Thunder: Kevin Durant steals show, leads Thunder to win over Reggie Jackson’s Pistons
You go on and on about no one guarding Ilyasova. His defender helps when the ball is on the opposite side of the floor. That's not called "not guarding." That's called "help defense." Every team defends this way from middle school to high school to college to NBA.
@BillLaimbeer thank you for explaining help defense to people on the forum who still do not understand it.
If Reggie had treated them as just players on a another team, he may have played better...............
I don't think that's a particularly unfair assessment of RJ.
Reggie has struggled running the offense effectively on and off throughout the season. I don't think last night was any different.
The first half was great to watch. Ol' Man Blake still knows how to run a offense and the defense was good. Haven't Baynesy been pretty good over the last couple of games? He still looks like a clown when he runs and jumps but he's been grabbing rebounds and making the occasional basket. Watched it hung over so I passed out some time in the middle of the 3rd Q and woke up in the 4th Q when we were down 12 so I missed their minutes in the second half. I did get to watch the Pope getting his 39th and 40th minute in garbage time. This OKC team is stacked with talent.
Baynesy has been looking good. I like to watch him establishing rebounding position in the paint. It's brutal. He just starts smashing into people.
I agree. But he just cant jump. Like at all. He looses so many rebounds with good position because the other guy just jumps higher and snags the ball.
I don't think I've ever seen a player with less jumping ability.
I'd say at this point in the season, RJ is our 4th best player behind MM as well. I understand he's young, but he doesn't quite get how to facilitate the offense. Move the ball, establish flow, work inside out (drives or Dre on the block), and control pace. At least MM gives us so defensive effort and grit right now. I hope BJ is lacking his chops on the bench... He's had alot of time to watch, analyse, listen. Gonna be good get him back.
*licking. We need his chops.
This one starts out with Roberson gliding past Illy to score, Durant waltzing around Illy to score, then Durant shooting over Illy like he was not there for the next score. And some believe, if I recall correctly, well, OKC was just too good for us. Nope. Its who we played in that game. Detroit was, and is, the better team. More later after I watch the rest of the game.
That Durant guy is pretty good.
In this one, Illy's poor D was overshadowed by the very poor D of Baynes and Blake. Baynes was non - existent to end the first half as OKC scored inside at will to turn the momentum back in their favor. In the 2nd half, it was Augustin repeatedly abusing Blake that gave OKC an edge heading toward crunch time. Blake got pulled a bit too late, we never caught back up. Drummond made some nice hooks over Ibaka and Adams. Back to the end of the first half. Up double digits, our coach decides to pull Drums to keep him from picking up a 3rd foul. This did not go well. Among a 3rd quarter opening that saw both teams turn the ball over more than anything else, Drums got his 3rd foul anyway on a silly foul that he probably would not have committed if he already had 3. Of all the bad D played, I'd say the complete inability of Blake to stay with Augustin wins the award in this one.
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