In OT Marcus Morris nails the corner three over the outstretched hands of Maxi Kleiber giving the Clippers the lead 133-132 9s left.
A few seconds later, ball ends up with wonder boy Donkic. Despite yet another triple double and 43 pt game evoking memories of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and other Playoff rookie greats, he has been quiet all of the OT period instead giving way to teammate Trey Burke who is on fire.
This pic of Embid encapsulates how the 76ers looked like to me. Sure that may not represent their whole team but Embid is their main guy and trust me he sort of looked that way most of the game.
As a fan of the game it’s disappointing to see a main guy or any guy go out the court looking like that and in the Playoffs as well. He is a rebounding leader at 16/game and obviously a dominating big but it didn’t show today.
I love the series of events just before this shot right here:
LAC just scored to go ahead 88-82, 5 min. left in the game. Manu acts as PG, walks the ball down and to Duncan’s hands at the right area. Duncan is too far to do anything with it, trying to pound the ball slowly in to no avail. Manu cuts in between, acting as an option to receive a pass and possible hoop, but that’s iffy with 2 LAC bigs underneath.
Whenever I hear about the San Antonio Spurs being boring, I have to wince. To me, of course they’re boring. See, when a good team has got all its players playing well – their offense is top – notch, their defense is suffocating, and everyone is working like the cogs of a wheel that they are, like one cohesive unit, then yes, it actually gets boring to watch.
SAN takes this 108 – 92 vs. LAC. There are two (2) things the Spurs do very well. Step One (1) is the classic, textbook style pick and roll.
CF Duncan goes to the freethrow area, giving the PG a pick, shooters on each side. Tony Parker can use the pick, curl and either take a J, or if he’s feeling it, drive to the hoop. Once Parker does his move, Duncan steps backward the other way, away from his defense who is probably suckered into defending the driving Parker anyway.