Raptors can feast in the paint, I expect we'll see more of that from Siakam in Game 6 and more dishing down low to Gasol
The problem with great and successful coaches is they can’t see past what they have accomplished. They have their guys and they stick with them. They could have won’t that first series against Lebron Heat. Ginobli played like crap but pop refused to sit him.RIP Tony Parker. I'll always remember how, in the peak Spurs' last few runs, he was a ball-stopper who hurt the Spurs' spacing and stole minutes from the superior Patty Mills. Pop absolutely threw that Clippers series and it is a travesty that bothers me to this day.
You need guys like Smart to win big so it's counter-intuitive to use him to trade for a star.
Counterpoint: the Raptors go 7 or 7.5 deep with NBA players, the Warriors have played Jonas Jerebko/Jordan Bell/Andrew Bogut/Alfonzo McKinnie/Quinn Cook a combined 300 minutes and a decrepit Shaun Livingston 82 minutes. The Raptors have six guys averaging double-digit PPG; the Warriors' fourth-leading scorer averages 7.6 PPG and cannot jump.
He was making some insane shots in that first game.
Thats too much truth for a single post.
The average NBA fan actually thinks this but this Raptors team has honestly been one of the deeper teams in recent Finals history. 6 players scoring in double figures is extremely impressive and for each of their wins they have had a player step up and score 20+ to help out Kawhi.
I don’t understand these takes. This was his shot chart in the last game:
But if you think about it, GS truly has no one else than can score more than 10 points besides Klay and Curry. Raptors have 3-4 guys putting up 10+ points. Warriors don't have that.
Dude the raptors have 5 guys score in double digit like in 3 out 4 of series.
That game shows the complete opposite though. Curry had to carry the team while Kawhi got help top to bottom.
Fair point, I’m probably thinking of the playoffs as a whole. The entire Philly series was Kawhi vs the world. The Warriors playoff run has been well oiled machine vs. LOL.
Kawhi has literally never done that
They can't even rely on Iggy anymore as he's shown he can barely hit a shot anymore.