Originally Posted by dhsilv
The last few playoffs pop has flat out been out coached....
Can you specify which series you think he got outcoached?
Last year, I don't think he got outcoached. I felt Westbrook trusting his teammates more when they weren't producing initially was huge. Even Westbrook said that he needed to trust his teammates more after Game 3 loss. They made some huge baskets down the line in games. Also, some said Spurs can't beat OKC with Ibaka, but OKC would've won last year without him. OKC's role players outplayed the Spur's. Hell, the two games OKC won in 2014 WCF was more because Jeremy Lamb and Reggie Jackson played well than Ibaka playing. Two, Adams and Kanter dominated Boris Diaw and David West. I give some blame to Pop for not playing Aldridge and Duncan together more to prevent this. Third, Leonard was not reliable enough on offense last year and previous season. You could tell how well Leonard would be offensively by the first half. If he had a good first half, you can continue to trust him. If he had a bad first half offensively (excluding passivity), you couldn't trust him because he wasn't able to turn it on later.