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Hicks
01-19-2006, 12:25 AM
Nothing like a lineup of:

AJ
Sarunas
Fred
Jackson
Croshere

To really get the blood pumpin', eh?

Seriously, is this the right move just because the other team is tiny?

Wouldn't it be better to just crush them on the glass and in the paint with a front line of Granger/Cro/Hulk?

Unclebuck
01-19-2006, 12:27 AM
Nothing like a lineup of:

AJ
Sarunas
Fred
Jackson
Croshere

To really get the blood pumpin', eh?

Seriously, is this the right move just because the other team is tiny?

And get beat off the dribble every play.



Wouldn't it be better to just crush them on the glass and in the paint with a front line of Granger/Cro/Hulk?

And get beat off the dribble every play.

it is not always a bad move to match down.

Kegboy
01-19-2006, 12:28 AM
Well, when the other team is playing 5 guards, and you're bigs aren't athletic, it's a bad matchup defensively. Add in that Jumaine Jones was doing a credible job defending Hulk, I think it was the right move.

Jermaniac
01-19-2006, 12:28 AM
Why do we always match down? And never force someone to match down to us? You dont ever see the Pistons,Spurs and Heat matching down to people.

Kstat
01-19-2006, 12:33 AM
Why do we always match down? And never force someone to match down to us? You dont ever see the Pistons,Spurs and Heat matching down to people.

Under LArry Brown we matched down all the time.

Okur once had a DNP in a triple-OT playoff game because the Nets went small.

Now, we don't match down anymore. Flip prefers to be the aggressor.

Kegboy
01-19-2006, 12:37 AM
Flip prefers to be the aggressor.

That's a lot easier with a front line of WallaceX2 and Prince than with our frontcourt.

[edit] I don't remember it going so well for Flip when he tried starting Garnett, Smith, and Woods.

Anthem
01-19-2006, 12:42 AM
Why do we always match down? And never force someone to match down to us? You dont ever see the Pistons,Spurs and Heat matching down to people.
Carlisle tries to get people to match down... but they don't.