- Dec 22, 2006
A win is a win is a win ... much needed. Playoff clincher!
I’m starting to get seriously frustrated with Smart. He has both Tatum and Hayward on the floor with 20+ and he dribbles the ball into the floor for 10 seconds then goes 1 v 4 into the paint. He got lucky he actually hit the shot like this at the end of the game, otherwise he is the absolute goat here. He should not be shooting off the dribble with those guys on the floor. Period. He is probably the teams best passer. Do that. All that said, he ended the night with 16 on 6 for 14. So not atrocious. But he also had 5 assists. Which I wish was 8. Also.. I don’t want to say it, but his defense hasn’t been what it once was, over the last month or so.Smart took a bunch of selfish shots tonight that only happen when a coach tells you that every shot is good. Of course he also hit the pivotal field goal late so what do I know. Still extremely worried about late execution on the court and sidelines. More and more it is clear that Hayward needs to be the primary ballhandler in these situations.
And Kemba. Trying to resist the inevitable narrative that he is struggling in part because he hasn’t played in an important game since UConn. But if it is just the knee, well, that sucks too. ASG was an inexcusable fuckup that someone should lose a job over.
Theis is a rock.