The bench unit that built us the lead wasn't the one Byron had in that GOT us the lead. That was the problem
The lead was lost when he was playing Russell with the bench instead of Huertas whom was the reason the bench got cohesive and extended the lead.
Lineup management. Good one coach!
This was bound to happen with Bass at the 5 and Kelly at the 4. There is no interior defense and the rebounding is bad. Bass isn't a 5, dont play him there.
it had little to do with Russell and more to the fact that that this was bound to happen with that terrible front court lineup.
And THEN when the young guys came in and momentum wasn't their way they started making mistakes and getting turnovers.
Then when Huertas was FINALLY put back in the game, the wheels were already coming off and the momentum was screwed.
Wrong. Young, Williams, Kelly, and Bass were all in up to where the Timberwolves tied it up. Byron Scott let the momentum go their way without doing anything. It wasn't the young guys.
Huertas was put in at the beginning of the 4th and didnt do anything. Lost the lead more and more.
Giving away the momentum and the lead, Good job coach!
Then Kobe had to come in and the ball went straight to him with iso to little success.
THEN Clarkson and Randle started to finally get going again.
But this lead was lost when Byron for no particular reason decided to divert from the plan and change the bench lineups and then leave it in when it proved unsuccessful and just going back with what he was running that built us the lead in the first place.
THAT coaching decision(s) + the young guys making mental mistakes in the fact of momentum swings are what screwed us over in the end.
Kobe went iso. You mean half of our offense sets. This offense is boo boo. Still doesnt change the fact Kobe already had 9 3pt attempts before the bench came in and lost the lead. Thats waaaaay too many
The biggest reasons we lost is Kobe with 13 3pt attempts, this iso offense that we are running and his poor lineups and lack of substitutions. Kelly and Bass is a bad front court.
So much defense in that lineup.
Edited by LakeShow805, October 29, 2015 - 07:59 PM.