The story of the game last night was we had 20 turnovers (Kemba 5, Tatum 5, Smart 4), too many, and then at the end, Butler and Dragic made big plays. I thought it was encouraging that our bench played better and of course Kemba was better.
I am not too critical of the big rotation as many have been harping on. Theis is our best big by far if you look at the entire playoffs. GWilliams can pitch in, great, so can RWilliams. Even Kanter made a contribution. There just is not much to work with there, we are mixing and matching as best we can.
My Xs and Os thing is about attacking the zone. The 2-3 zone is the perfect defense against a perimeter oriented team that has no inside game. There was a short stretch where they were attacking it with Marcus Smart moving to the high post at the foul line. This is a soft spot in the zone. Forces them to collapse and give Marcus a chance to shoot, drive, or kick back out but this gives some space to the perimeter. They did this for a few possessions but then went away from it.
Normally, it would be a big that you put to the high post but none of ours are skilled enough. I think we should even try Kemba in that. He is deadly on that little mid range from there and he can also dribble drive or kick.