Well, for starters, Thompson is stronger than Horford, so he can push Al off of his favorite spots, whether that's in terms of passing or scoring, but the real reason as to why Thompson has consistently destroyed the Celtics over the years is primarily due to our stupid "switch everything" "defense" .
It's tough enough for anyone not named Baynes, at this point, to check Thompson off of the offensive glass, but when the only obstacle between him and an offensive rebound is someone like Rozier, Smart, Brown, Tatum, Morris, and/or Horford, well, barbecue chicken alert .
its the other way around, he's not stronger than Al, just more athletic.
I'm not sure about that, but Thompson is at least a bit longer in terms of wingspan, so that doesn't exactly help our cause, either, plus, the guy has long been one of the best offensive rebounders in the game, so it's not like this should be any kind of a shock/surprise as it's not exactly his first rodeo, lol
our "stupid switching everything " defense was number 1 in the league and got us here.
this is fair weather fan nonsense, its awesome when it works, but its "stupid defense" when it doesn't.
This "stupid switching" got us through the first two rounds.
One, with respect to your first fine, above, we said the same thing last year, and Thompson still killed us on da boards
; two, I've never been a proponent of the "switch everything" "defense", rain or shine, and three, are you honestly attributing the ability of the Celtics to get to the ECF solely on their use of said "defensive strategy"? Really - that's what got us through the first two rounds and not our talent?
I realize that this is not an either/or type of question, but at the same time, come on
But now we're playing the greatest basketball player in the world. You need to reevaluate your critique.
What won us all these games and got us this far without our two best players doesn't compare when you're playing the greatest player in the world. The "stupid switching everything defense" is ludicrous because its already been proven that method has actually gotten us this far.
Hold on - did you just inadvertently contradict yourself, there?
We're just dealing with one of the most dominant and cerebral players in the history of the game.
No argument, there, lol
, but it doesn't exactly help that Boston is playing an incredibly stupid brand of basketball, at least imo, anyway, which I realize doesn't exactly count for much, if anything, here, hehe