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    Default 3/4/2014 Game Thread #60: Pacers Vs. Warriors

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    In his two and a half seasons on the Warriors bench, Mark
    Jackson has ranks #7 in games coached, #5 in victories
    and is tied for #3 in playoff winning percentage. Who is the
    only other head coach in Warriors history that ranks ahead
    of him in all three categories?

    A. Al Attles
    B. Johnny Bach
    C. Don Nelson
    D. George Senesky
    E. Bill Sharman
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    Hickory-High:
    Cameron Purn: Is Mark Jackson Getting The Most Out Of The Warriors?

    There have been recent whispers about Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson
    occupying the hot seat.

    Mama, there goes that man?

    Looking on from afar, it may be tough to determine whether his job is truly in jeopardy.
    But here’s what we do know — Golden State’s record at 32-22 is very real, and for a
    team many thought could win the West, they have underachieved this season.

    To unequivocally blame Mark Jackson for the Warriors’ unimpressive record is unfair.
    Coaches, for one, don’t have total control of players and their output. Also uncontrollable
    are player injuries, the strength of one’s schedule, and the ever-present aspect of luck
    that plays a key role in close games. Some of these things haven’t exactly been on Mark
    Jackson’s side.

    At the same time, a head coach in the NBA has his fingerprint on just about everything
    in management, and Jackson needs to accept a good amount of responsibility. To find
    out if Jackson is deserving of the hot seat, we’ll need to take a closer look at what he’s
    bringing to the table.

    Jackson’s Defense
    The Warriors are blessed with talent on defense: they enjoy what is perhaps the best
    defensive 2-3 duo in the league Klay Thompson and Andre Iguodala, a top-notch paint
    protector in Andrew Bogut, and a versatile stalwart in Draymond Green (note: IPVd
    puts Green’s defense as the 17th highest amongst qualified players). But the impact of
    Mark Jackson’s instilled principles, injected discipline, should not be overlooked — he
    immediately expressed interest in reworking the defensive framework of the team,
    and used his pastorly self to motivate players to buy into the system. He carefully
    monitored their pick-and-roll defense and adjusted accordingly — initially asking for
    frequent hedges by Warriors bigs, he has moved to a more conservative approach:


    This tactical adjustment negated the sluggish, often ill-timed tendencies by Warriors bigs,
    and placed more responsibility on paint protection — a welcome change for Festus Ezeli,
    Andrew Bogut, and now, Jermaine O’Neal.

    Coach Jackson seems to have a good sense for managing a defense. He gives freedom
    to his peskier help defenders by allowing for roaming, and he will make small tactical
    adjustments from game to game — throwing double teams or hedges at deserving
    players. A couple of Warriors on his squad have far surpassed defensive expectations
    — O’Neal and Green in particular — which Jackson does well to recognize and allots
    them ample minutes.

    Jackson’s Leadership
    Mark Jackson, a pastor and great player in his own right, has no issue in holding the
    attention of his players and getting through to them. With Jackson more than any other
    coach, being a motivator — one who instills proper values, teamwork, diligence —
    comes before anything else.

    But from a basketball standpoint, how important is this quality, really?

    The accomplishments of Gregg Popovich, Jeff Hornacek, Frank Vogel, Eric Spoelstra, and
    Rick Carlisle — widely deemed as some of the greatest coaches of today — suggest that
    this quality may not be so important. While it is necessary for coaches to have a blend
    of experience, knowledge, intuition, and motivational techniques, the nature of these
    men is different from that of Jackson. They are tactical experts.

    Jackson’s Offense
    The Warriors sets, highly exploitative of the team’s slick outside shooting ability, can be
    surprisingly innovative and often times impossible to stop:


    It is these characteristics of Jackson’s offense, though, that fool people into falling in
    love with a system that is flawed.

    Offensively, the Warriors survive — and sometimes, thrive — on the following:

    1) Favorable spacing
    2) Nifty one-and-done half-court sets (as above)
    3) The pick-and-roll
    4) Individual talent

    Despite an absence of one-on-one players (outside of Stephen Curry) the Warriors have
    used the second-most isolation possessions in the entire NBA (11.1% of possessions
    according to mySynergySports). High number of isolations is generally indicative of a
    lack of an underlying offensive structure and in the Warriors’ case, this is the reality.
    They don’t resort to a specific type of coordinated actions when transition play is a no-
    go, or the initial action fails; they tend to force an attack via one-on-one in the way of
    posting up, isolating, or a simple pick-and-roll. Teams with a deeply embedded
    offensive philosophy — e.g. Motion, Flex, the Triangle, Princeton, Octopus, or Flow —
    are much less inclined to go down this path. Below, we can refer to mySynergySports
    data to get an idea of Golden State’s efficiency (PPP) vs. tendencies (percentage of total
    plays) and compare it to the league’s average team (click to enlarge):



    The above shows that despite Golden State’s infatuation with isolations, they’re merely
    average at carrying them out. There’s something funky going on with spot-ups, too.
    Golden State is great at them — to nobody’s surprise given the ability of Thompson,
    Curry, Barnes, and Iguodala — but they shoot them infrequently.

    There can be several contributing factors...CONTINUE READING AT HICKORY-HIGH


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    Default Re: 3/4/2014 Game Thread #60: Pacers Vs. Warriors

    any chance we see PG guard Curry? That would most likely mean Lance would guard Iguodala (which is do-able) and Watson would guard Klay
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    Awesome bro! Hoping for a dub here..
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    Stuck x button. Har.
    [~]) ... Cheers! Go Pacers!

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    Hill, PG, and Ian all will play today.

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    We need this win, hopefully Miami loses to Houston as well

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    This obligatory clip must always be posted before any Pacers/Warriors game:

    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    Wow; I fell asleep on GSW. I had no idea their record was that bad.

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    GSW should be 36-24 and the 6th seed. I did a double take too and had to look them up.

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    Wow; I fell asleep on GSW. I had no idea their record was that bad.
    ****. Sorry.

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    GSW should be 36-24 and the 6th seed. I did a double take too and had to look them up.
    So now we have Lord Helmet AND Barf on Pacers Digest. This is excellent.

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    ****. Sorry.
    Ha! I wasn't kidding! You could have kept it the other way, and I'd have had no clue it was so wrong.

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    Wow; I fell asleep on GSW. I had no idea their record was that bad.
    Over the last couple of weeks, they have been playing with a combination of Lee and Bogut out...where both or one or the other was out with injury. Hence why JONeal was getting so much burn as of late.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    Crucial stretch in our schedule. Hoping we come away tonight with a good W!

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    With this tough 3 game stretch @ Charlotte, @Houston and @Dallas on the horizon, we need to get this win. The fact we don't always guard small quick teams well scares me.

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    any chance we see PG guard Curry? That would most likely mean Lance would guard Iguodala (which is do-able) and Watson would guard Klay
    I'm going to say this now so that I can get it out of the way. Vogel BETTER put PG24 on Curry for the majority of the game if GH/CJ aren't doing a good job of defending him.

    I will live with some combination of GH/Lance/Turner/CJ defending Klay and Iggy....heck, I'd even let them beat us....as long as we have PG24 on Curry.

    I don't want to see PG24 guarding Curry with only 6 minutes left in the game. PG24 should ALWAYS be guarding the best PG/SG/SF scorer on the opposing Team for the majority of the game.....not at the very end when it could be too late.

    For some reason.....Vogel doesn't do that until the end of the game. I will live with PG24 focusing on defense, being more selective with his offense and letting the rest of the Team pick up the offensive slack than wait til the 4th QTR ( when Curry does the most damage ) to put PG24 on Curry.
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    With this tough 3 game stretch @ Charlotte, @Houston and @Dallas on the horizon, we need to get this win. The fact we don't always guard small quick teams well scares me.
    I really hope that someone is watching game tape of Curry......the guy is really good at hitting his mid-range jumpshot to the right of the FT line or getting open and around the FT line and throwing up his patented floater for a quick basket.
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    My guess is we'll see George on Curry in late game if it's close or in other pivotal moments, but I'm glad we have Hill back. I think Watson we'll do okay, but Turner/Sloan may have had some trouble sticking with Curry.

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    Clinch a playoff berth with a win.

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    I think that the NBA/Pacers Marketing department failed on "Los Pacers".....how can they not put "Los Paceros" on those Shooting Shirts?
    Ash from Army of Darkness: Good...Bad...I'm the guy with the gun.

    This is David West, he is the Honey Badger, West just doesn't give a *****....he's pretty bad *ss cuz he has no regard for any other Player or Team whatsoever.

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    Jump ball when Bogut wasn't even touching the ball? Ok...

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    I think that the NBA/Pacers Marketing department failed on "Los Pacers".....how can they not put "Los Paceros" on those Shooting Shirts?
    That is an NBA problem. It annoys me too. If they want to do it, go all out. Don't half *** it.

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    Jump ball when Bogut wasn't even touching the ball? Ok...
    NBA refs are too jump ball happy. Just having your hand on the ball shouldn't be a jump ball. Both players should have a legit claim to possession, which is rarely the case.

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    Really starting to HATE the early clock Hibbert jump shot.

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    LOL David Lee is horrible defensively.
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