Originally Posted by niko
Deron lost the ball on the 2nd play too. They weren't making calls and Deron was doing the limping around thing.
If Lopez can't be out there 4th qtr game on the line (3rd time in 4 games, let's not act like it was just this game) then what is he exactly? The all star center who is 2nd in the rotation? And considering the nets COULD NOT SCORE i'm not sure how that is justified.
Even if Lopez can't defend then do the offense/defense thing with him and Blatche. Tie game, 1 minute left, Lopez isn't in the game on offense?
The reason Brook isn't in the game for offense is because he is shooting an abysmal 41% from the field since the all-star game. Granted, he's gone up against very good defensive centers, but inserting him last night would have been trouble for two reasons. 1) He's shooting woes would have been a detriment on offense. 2) Marc Gasol would have taken over in crunch time because Brook is too slow and dumb to guard him.
PJ cost us the game last night. CJ Watson had the hot hand all night and he is benched for the entire fourth quarter. Meanwhile, Bogans, who has done ABSOLUTELY nothing the entire game, is on the floor. And he wasn't on because of his defense. Prince scored 5 points in one minute and he was the reason they won. 5 of the points on that 9-0 run with two minutes to go came from freaking Tayshaun Prince.
MarShon and Bogans go a combined 0-8 with one turnover just in the second half. And Gerald goes 0-6 with one turnover all by himself. How does that happen?