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    They gave him 6 assists tonight, but I actually thought he had more than that. A lot of those must have been "the pass that led to the assist."

    I can't say enough good things about Jermaine's passing tonight. It was the biggest difference between this game and the others, in my opinion.
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    The thing that got me was it wasn't just one kind of pass. He hit post guys, cutters, and spot-up shooters.

    He's done it before (in the Year of The Quick) but not since Carlisle got here. We've argued over the reason (coaching? willingess?) but it doesn't really matter. The fact is, tonight he did it, did it all, and did it well.
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    His NOT doing it in the Year of the Quick vs Boston was a major reason you lost that series. Of course as well as the team was playing I might not've passed either.
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    Yea u see? Miracles happen when he starts passing the ball.. Thats what i was talking/complaining about the whole season!! JO needs to pass more... everybody was like "No, JO should always take that shot even when he is doubled!", damn i love being correct!

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    Yea u see? Miracles happen when he starts passing the ball.. Thats what i was talking/complaining about the whole season!! JO needs to pass more... everybody was like "No, JO should always take that shot even when he is doubled!", damn i love being correct!
    Actually, everyone thought that he should pass out....
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    His NOT doing it in the Year of the Quick vs Boston was a major reason you lost that series. Of course as well as the team was playing I might not've passed either.
    This is actually more insightful than many might think. If you are a star and your team doesn't play very well, you tend to keep the ball. And what happens? The team gets worse.

    You need to trust each other to do your job. If there is no trust, it's really hard to win. It seems like JO is getting better now after the injury, as if his broken body is actually HELPING his game (as a teammate) rather than hurting it.

    Am I the only one?

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    His NOT doing it in the Year of the Quick vs Boston was a major reason you lost that series. Of course as well as the team was playing I might not've passed either.
    There were about a million reasons we lost that series, his poor passing was pretty low on the list. No question, though, that he didn't do it much after the all-star break. But we'd pretty much given up on The Quick by then. It was earlier in the year that he was passing well. I don't think he's ever done it consistently for a season.

    That said, I've never seen him pass like he did tonight. He's had more assists, but I've never seen him with the kind of variety I saw tonight.
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    You might remember that I am defending JO time and time again on his passing skills, I am sure he has them, as sure as I am that he plays within the offense set by the coach.

    He is meant to finish, not pass, tonight they deviated, only Rick knows why.
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    You might remember that I am defending JO time and time again on his passing skills, I am sure he has them, as sure as I am that he plays within the offense set by the coach.

    He is meant to finish, not pass, tonight they deviated, only Rick knows why.
    I disagree... JO simply gets away with it because he's the annointed leader and future of the franchise and they are hoping he 'gets it' eventually. There can be no way Carlisle wants JO shooting into doubleteams or forcing fadeaways to the degree that we've seen. Maybe somebody got thru to him... or maybe the smaller defensive players on the court allowed him a better view of the court.

    But whatever the reason... give us more! More More More!!!

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    I think Boston's smaller line up help his court vision.

    I also think that JO plays the way Rick tells him. I haven't heard a team complaint about Jo shooting the ball. I have heard complaints about the plays Rick called.

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