I would say there's always little defensive tactics that separate other guys from other guys. Did they make the moves to keep me happy?
And by that time, the playoffs will be around the corner. But as far as the tactics, I don't know. As of Friday, Griffin had not yet talked to the team en masse, or to Austin Rivers at all.
It became a staple during the playoffs last year, in particular during the outstanding first-round series between the Clippers and Spurs, and it didn't stop there.
They manned up and stopped them. How does Griffin walk back into that locker room, as if nothing has happened, while his teammates have to exert another month's worth of extra energy and fight to win games because of his terrible decision? So the Celtics would always win, but the Lakers would always win. First black player drafted by an NBA team: Kia Awards: When you walk around town, do people ask you if you're going to leave town someday like Shaq did?
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Everything's different. One slipup can be the difference between advancing to The Finals and losing in the first round. Proponents of Hack-a argue that it's a single tactic in a game, no different than defenses in football that crowd the line of scrimmage to make a quarterback with a noodle arm throw, or pitchers that give batters with a hole in their swing a steady diet of offspeed pitches.
I think it just starts and finishes with the way I play, the way I approach every game. DeShawn Stevenson has emerged as one of the surprises of the season by making 47. He said, 'with me, I need you to be the same way, or else, they're just going to load up on me. The problem for Durant is that the Spurs have won five NBA titles since 1999 playing a number of different styles, and have only recently arrived at this one.
I know I turned the ball over and I'm coming out of the game. Nobody's going to feel bad for you if you don't.
And I thought things needed to change around here. Would you prefer that to what you see from the Warriors today -- five men touching the ball, continuous movement off the ball, exquisite passing and shooting from multiple players?
I just feel like I know what I'm capable of as a person and as a player, and I know the work that I put in. Redick Fouls Drummond Smart move?
We know Boston is going to be tough. It's not like we're even mad at him, it's more like, come on, what are you thinking, man -- not even just for us, but for yourself.