After watching the game, their offense is a defensive nightmare for us. We have to cheat off the wings because of potential lobs and low posts to their bigs, which allows jrue to dribble anywhere he wants. Even if he misses, we have no one that can box two huge centers out for the offensive rebounds. Don't let the similar offensive rebound number confuse you, we got a ton of "lucky bricks" that landed back at the shooter. Also our "let's go" last 5 minutes roster can't have Tatum, who is historically clutch, because we need theis or baynes to matchup. Our defense is great because we can switch everything and close out jump shooters. Can't do that vs NO.
The good news is our defense is perfect against fast paced, small ball, motion offenses like GSW, which will be our finals opponent. We just kind of have to accept 2 losses vs NO unless Stevens can figure something else out in the rematch. I'm surprised it was even that close. Kyrie is ineffective on offense because he drives into Anthony Davis with Boogie as a help defender, so he has to jack up jumpers instead of the easy layups were used to.