Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Random Thoughts on the Jazz-Lakers Series So Far

  • Two players who should see a lot less time in this series going forward: Brevin Knight and Jarron Collins.  Knight is getting killed by Jordan Farmar for hell's sake.  
  • Two players who should see a lot more time in this series going forward: D Will and Memo.  Oh wait, one is playing every minute as is and the other one doesn't suit up.
  • As Kenny Smith semi-eloquently put it on last night's halftime show, the frustrating part about Jerry's coaching style is that he doesn't seem to try new wrinkles when the old ones are clearly not working.  Our defense was as bad in Game 2 as it was in Game 1.  Collins continues to waddle up and down the court adding nothing of value.  From what I can tell, the big change in last night's game plan was playing Price in the 2nd half instead of Knight.  
  • Aamzingly, with all that's gone wrong there are still some slivers of hope.  Kobe hasn't been dominant, partially because Brewer has played tough D on him.  No one on their team -- and certainly not Derek Fisher or Trevor Ariza or Shannon Brown -- can come close to stopping D Will's penetration.  With the home crowd on our side, my predicition is close victories in Games 3 and 4.  

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