Originally posted by RocketKid
I was disappointed in Steve taking those bad shots in crunch time. Those are shots I expected Cuttino to take. But hey, we got a win, so I'll save the criticism for the next loss. :D
I too was dissapointed with Steve a bit too. But I recognized he was trying to take it strong to the whole becasue his outside shot wasnt falling and get some calls. It must've worked abit as he shot 13 free throws.
Now before the Mobley lovers come in and say..."You don't complain when Steve does dumb stuff," a) I said I was dissapointed, b) I dont think it was that dumb - he was being agressive by taking it to the whole. Mobley's dumb shots in the past are generally fade aways 20 ft from the basket with a hand in his face - he doenst get to the free throw line as often as he should for such a quick first step (0 times tonight).
That said, Mobley did play much better tonight. He was generally within the flow of the offense, getting open looks, our kicking it out to open shots when he got doubled.
Was KT just having match-up problems tonight? I really think the starting lineup we went with we should stick for the rest of the season. I hope KT's relatively bad game wasnt because he just doesnt play as well within the flow of a passing offense, but just because he was having troubles with his match-up problems (Pierce)