Re: game 5 thread: hawks-celts
posted at 5/9/2012 5:08 AM EDT
In Response to Re: game 5 thread: hawks-celts
[QUOTE]Good defense by the Hawks to funnel Rondo towards the corner and cut off any outlet passes. Let it go and move on. We'll take this in 6 games. Fact is, we wouldn't have been in that position, with a chance to win the game, had Rondo not played as well as he did. Perhaps he could have handled that final possession a bit better, but all things considered, there wasn't much he could do. Good defense by the Hawks, move on and win in game 6.
Posted by vertigho[/QUOTE]
6-17 shooting is not good
for the entire fourth quarter, rondo punted on all effort to score. that's not good. as time goes on and rondo removes himself from being a scoring threat in the fourth quarter (i saw numerous occasions where he could have pushed the ball for a layup but apparently did not want to risk getting near the free throw line) then the more predictable our offense gets.
by the time you're down the final minute, it's the rondo-looking-to-pass-and-go-hide show and he passes off and then his man stays with one of our other active scorers since rondo has proven himself to be no scoring threat.
it's a horrible way for a point guard to end a game. rondo brought us back at the end of the third quarter and then set the table for an awful finish by being too predictable in the fourth.
add into that the HORRENDOUS interior defense by HOLLINS and BASS and you have a loss. this team is too old to be messsing around with "going 6" against a putrid team like ATL.
next up is PHI, another lousy team with a lock down guy to bug the crap out of pierce and a lot of other guys, mostly 6-1 to 6-3 who seem to show up and be 'celtic killers'. why should be be happy to "go 6" vs ATL when this game was there for the TAKING and we could have gotten some rest for pierce.
simply a terrible awful stupid loss. inexcusable. so maybe philly takes us in 6 or 7. every game kg plays 40 mins, he gets more and more tired..... but whatever, this is life with a sloppily amassed roster and a mercurial PG and sub standard #4 in bass and bench players who seem deceivingly "explosive" with a great "motor" yet can't play D (HOLLINS).