Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wrong Scrub Whose Last Name Begins With "Gr"

Matt expected Griffin to ruin the game for us, but instead we got Gray.

I don't mean to badmouth the big man. He acquitted himself very admirably out there tonight in his season-high 20 minutes. But why seven of those minutes had to kick off the fourth quarter is beyond me. He doesn't play meaningful minutes all year, but what the hell, he had a nice spurt there, so why not ride the kid into the ground? Sure, he's already a step slow to begin with, but you never know, maybe a lengthy stint will make him faster.

Not to put this all on Gray, much less Skiles. (If he thought Ben Wallace (terrible, yet again) was his only other option, then I can see why he decided to stay with Gray.) Ben Gordon has just got to start shooting the ball better, and after only 5 TOs the last three games combined, Kirk played the anti-Santa tonight, giving the ball away 6 times. But why a kid who hasn't played a meaningful minute this season is out on the court when the game (which apparently Skiles himself believed was "big) was on the line is simply incomprehensible to me.

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Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

Gray isn't the only option. Worst Skiles substitution since Veektor was sent in to guard LeBron James.

11:15 PM  
Blogger BenGo07 said...

I know. No minutes for Noah? WTF??!!

Just out of curiosity, Hot Shit: Any idea how many hits this site got between about 9:30 to 10:00 pm tonight?

11:19 PM  
Blogger Hot Shit College Student said...

Unfortunately I never put any kind of counter on BAG.

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Coach Skiles said...

Gray's minutes at the end of third quarter into the 4th really hurt.
Wallace wasn't doing shit on offense, but he made Bynum a non-factor. Grey came in and Bynum gets dunk right away. Looking at the play by play really shows it. Gotta give those minutes to Noah.

But in the larger picture, Gordon has to do something if we're gonna beat good teams! Hinrich throws
into coverage like he's been watching Rexy highlights, and maybe
doubling off Sasha V. to help on Farmar in the post isn't a great idea.

At least the crowd was into it for the first 42 minutes.

Can we just trade for the calls Kobe gets?

1:14 PM  
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10:48 PM  

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