It seemed like Casey thought, might as well have DeRozan get ripped up by JJ...at least my other guys can stop whoever they will wind up facing. Like I say, maybe I am wrong. Does some site have Raptor player defensive efficiency stats for the game?
And Basketball-Reference has them:
Demar had an ORtg of 113, and a DRtg of 112.
Lowry had an ORtg of 112, and a DRtg of 113.
TRoss had an ORtg of 69, and a DRtg of 112.
Amir - ORtg of 119, and a DRtg of 111.
PeePee - ORtg of 128, and a DRtg of 110.
Salmons - ORtg of 84, and a DRtg of 111.
Landry Fields - ORtg of 49 (LOL), and a DRtg of 91 (nice)
So the trend I see is exactly what I said - Everyone was bad on D.
Demar slightly better than Lowry on both.
Also, Demar had a 17% AST%, putting him behind only Lowry(24%) and GV(37%).
Notables for Brooklyn:
JJ at 120 and 114
DWill at 106 and 112
Pierce at 108 and 105
KG at 121 and 103
Blatche an impressive 118 and 102
Last edited by Joey; Wed May 14th, 2014 at 07:59 PM.
And regardless of the numbers (or maybe, in addition to them) the eye test definitely showed me that he was constantly overmatched defensively.
But, as has been said a billion times, defence isn't his game. His game is scoring, which is a very, very hard thing to do in the playoffs, and he did that well against Brooklyn.
Last edited by JimiCliff; Wed May 14th, 2014 at 08:10 PM.
DD was statistically pretty middling for the starters (and much worse than the bench, outside of LOLSalmons) on defence. 110 DRTG (Amir and JV really struggled, posting 113 and 115 respectively). Fields was actually pretty elite. But that's a whole different evangelistic rant for me.
Anyway, on the whole DD posted decent statistical numbers (it helped that he played a lot with the bench, which is where I like to see him in the rotation). So they don't really support my side of the argument. Point to you there.
But I maintain that his effort was unacceptable on defence. And that his inability to even slow down JJ (or on occasion, Alan Anderson) was more detrimental to the team than his contributions on offence were beneficial. I base this mostly on my experience watching the game. So you can disregard it entirely. But my stance remains unchanged. I've gone back and watched each game a few times (a painful experience at times) and have tried to look for evidence to the contrary, but I don't see it. DD simply did not put the effort into defending that his teammates did, even if some of them were no more effective at times. And I maintain that the Nets' entire offensive scheme developed through the series into attacking DD every time down the floor, forcing double teams and igniting the dangerous Nets perimeter shooting. And forcing Casey to eventually get so desperate that he had Patterson defend JJ one on one, which was disastrous. And to get GV to try it (who is much smaller than DD, and through sheer effort, had MUCH more success against JJ than the bigger Demar had all series, even though it led to foul trouble for him).
So....looks like LeBron can't stop Joe Johnson either.
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Geezus .. I give up.
DeMar on JJ:
21.9ppg, 3.6rpg, 2.7apg on 52.3% shooting
LeBron and Battier on JJ:
20.2ppg, 4.2rpg, 3.2apg on 54.8% shooting
But yeah I suppose all those guys are just sieves defensively, right? Or maybe it has something to do with Joe just playing really freaking well these playoffs.
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