he only made 3 shots, in 11 tries, his offense was off all night. And had a few pretty bad turnovers too. But as cold as his shot was, I agree he had a pretty good game overall, especially with his decision making. Defensively, he was mostly great, but I thought he wasn't at his best - it's just that his average is still pretty elite. Got pushed in a post a few times by simmons, which didn't really happen in the other 2 games.
All in all, I really, really liked how we played. We didn't have necessarily a fantastic offensive game, with every shot falling dawn - but we moved the ball well, the bench had one of their best games of the year with many guys having throwbacks to last season, the defense was sound, energy was off the charts.
Next 4 games are very winnable, hopefully we can take a 6 game winning streak into the break so they feel good for the 1.5 weeks of away time.
Yeah, this idea that his offense was off all night is complete BS. He went to the line 17 times! WTF if that means anything close to your offense being off. And he was more integrated within the team offense than ever before. It was damn near revelatory. It was not a “pretty good game” in spite of cold shooting. It was domination. He helped to create a really good game on offense as a team. They are establishing an identity here and you sit back and talk about he was mostly great, though not his best but still elite with an average game. What was it then? Mostly great? Not his best? Average? How do you present all three of those bullshit assessments in one sentence? I mean c’mon.
Just watch this - and observe how it is described as DOMINANCE.