Yeah, unless you can point to the exact times in the 4 losses that a timeout should have been called and prove beyond a doubt that calling one then would have changed the outcomes of those 4 games(and no one can do that), what's to complain about? The philosophy doesn't appear to be hurting the team. And, Mazzula never said he would coach this way in the playoffs. So why complain? Unless complaining is just your schtick.
I just got home ........ looks like Mazulla is still playing stubborn with his timeouts - to allow a 27-point lead to evaporate to single digits and the last two possessions were Tatum jacking up 28-foot shots. I am beginning to really dislike Mazzula.
A timeout doesnít stop a run. The players do.
Yes, timeouts do stop runs.
You see it every night.
He called one late in the third, when the run started. They didnít get better. Timeouts were obviously not the issue.
Good Lord, that is one exception you are pulling out of the entire season.
Mazzulla has consistently allowed big leads to disappear without at least trying something different.
Youíre complaining that Mazzulla was terrible *in this game*. I was responding by talking about *this game*.
My reference was the entire season and I was ASKING if he did it again tonite........
which he apparently did because he allowed the run without a timeout after the timeout you mentioned.
It's Coaching 101 and this young, inexperienced guy thinks he has some new answer to managing games.
That is what bothers me.
Try it once in awhile if you want Joe, just not all the time. Keep it simple during your interim season.
Having said that, it was very good to see the Celts respond tonite after the Bulls game.
The coach has said on multiple occasions that he wants the players to figure things out while the game is being played. The Celtics have the best record in the NBA. I think itís working out just fine.
Positive Nick ......... never let a criticism go unchallenged, huh ?
Your idea of reviewing all four losses and analyzing the timeouts in just those games is entirely missing the point.
There are plenty of other posters here who rail against Mazzula and his timeout philosophy. I am hardly alone.
Check the game threads.
People will always find something to complain about. Also innovatuons will never be born if people just follow traditional beliefs without challenging them. How many championships would the warriors have if they followed years old gameplay? Im guessing 0?
I will also add that if you look at the game log, you are going to have a very hard time finding the point where Mazzulla should have called his timeout. Whatever happened in other games, I did not see it during this game. If you want to say he always does it, so you assume thatís what happened last night, I say, having watched the game and looked over the game log, that this assumption is wrong. Other things can happen during games, and they did last night. The worst period the Cs had was a 9-point rally by the Mavs when the lead went from 25 points to 16. The whole thing took 3:15,
And came immediately *after* the Cs took a timeout. The Cs were driving hard to the cup - I assume, carrying out Joeís plan from the TO, but did not convert, while the Mavs hit their shots. Then we went to end of quarter - a long play stoppage, effectively a timeout.
Joe took another timeout at 6:47. The the Cs were up 15, at the time, basically where they were at the start of the quarter, but the Mavs were at the line with the chance to get within 13. So, he called the timeout. Cs got the ball and Tatum missed his shot *right after the timeout* - he did not miss bc Joe failed to call a timeout. Next trip Luka was well-defended and hit a 27-foot step back three. How does a timeout have anything to do with that? Mavs down 10. Should he have called another? I donít see it. Then each team scored three times until there was 3:23 left - Cs added two to our lead, because we hit a 3. Mavs call a full timeout - so no need for Boston to call one. Where did Joe need to call timeout there? Over the next 1:21 of play that Dallas timeout failed to turn the tide - we built the lead to 17 and the game was over.
And I will add: the ESPN game log doesnít include any tv timeouts. So I am pretty sure there were some stoppages that arenít in the game log.
Iíve seen Boston give up 15-2 runs when I wanted a timeout. Last night just didnít look like that to me.