I can't really remember this but didn't Sloan bench Jefferson for a little the first few weeks he was here?
I don't think Jefferson played 2nd half of the Miami miracle
Decided to look up the Miracle in Miami.
Jefferson had 28 minutes in that overtime game (Compare that to ~33 minutes he's averaging now, with 100x better backup bigs)
Fesenko had 19, Milsap had 44, Elson had 6:30 *shrug
Damn, just look at that boxscore and tell me we don't have a better team. KOC's done a helluva job
Miles had 30 minutes that game. 12 points on 14 shots.
Bell had 27 minutes, 3 points on 6 shots.
Ronnie Price had ~20 minutes. 5 points on 5 shots.
Ak had ~40 minutes with a great game considering he was probably gaurded by Lebron.
Miraculously enough, Miles had the best +/- in that game. Deron had a great line on him too.
I still hate the starting linep, but finally Ty went to a lineup that worked and stuck with it. Actually he's willing to do that more often than not, but the idea the same guys are starting is just blah. Marv and Foye should be on the bench with Hayward and Burks starting (or even better, Hayward/Burks/Foye starting with Tinsley on the bench).
Still plenty of stuff I liked from the game. Burks knocking down a terriffic 3 pointer and hitting FTs (and getting to the line). Hayward lighting it up, especially the move he got in the paint after that bitch Dirk elbowed him in the face. And my favorite moment of the night...Favors slamming that bitch Dirk down on the court. That's my Morgan Jeweler Diamond play of the game.
Favors is a badass. And Kanter gets fired up when Favors is like that. I love that duo.
David Locke: "Because what happens in this league is, people start shooting threes and they get soft and donít want contact and then they just stay out there all the time. Youíre not going to get soft, are you?"Enes Kanter: "I kind of live in the paint, man. Come on. I wonít get soft. Donít worry about that."
Loved Haywards game.
Glad to see Burks get some burn. Including the 4th.
Kanter was very physical. One day one of those rebound clearing elbows are going to knock some one the hell out.
Great play by Favors taking it to Dirk. I think he got into the Mavs head there.
I want to shank Big Al for his non trying BS.
Favors taking down Dirk was a message not only to Dirk or Dallas. But maybe also to the refs. "Start respecting me, and stop calling phantom fouls. Or I'm going to take some heads with me."