Thu Nov 1st, 2012, 11:38 AM
Raptors Republic Starter
Refs were not our problem last night. At all. That replayed call - even as a homer was a 50/50 call .. could have gone either way. Same with the West / AB push off. What you have to take into account is that AB was getting schooled by West the last 5 or 6 possessions. As a result, when you see AB fall, as a ref, you are likely thinking hes trying to bail himself out cause he cant stop this guy (which was the case at the time) ... as a result, West gets the benefit of the doubt.
To be clear our issues last night were
- Crunch time execution
- Having 5 bench players on in the fourth who cant score and letting our 10+ point lead evaporate before finally getting at least Lowry back in
- AB's inability to stop West / our coaches inability to switch someone else, double team or do something else
- a couple of close calls (distant from the above in terms of importance)
Thu Nov 1st, 2012, 11:40 AM
If you include Ross and Lucas, then our wings (excluding DeRozan) were 0-12. DeRozan was just 5-14. That's 5-26 for our wings combined. Our wings shot a combined 19.2% on 26 shots!
Thu Nov 1st, 2012, 11:43 AM
I agree completely. Aside from Calderon (and this isn't usually the case), we have no go-to scorers on our 2nd unit. I couldn't figure out why Casey left them on for so long in the 4th quarter, just letting the lead evaporate. Bad coaching, bad shooting (way too many selfish possessions and settling for long jumpers in the last 5 mins) and soft drives (I'm looking at you $40 man!) cost us that game, not the refs.
Thu Nov 1st, 2012, 11:53 AM
Raptors Republic Superstar
Hahahaha I agree!!! Shoot the shooter!!
I guess what im trying to imply is a shot is a shot, you cant really run a whole list of analysis through your head when your feet are already set and your brain is telling you to take that shot. Even the best of 'em takes long twos, be it early or deep in the game.
Thu Nov 1st, 2012, 12:21 PM
Raptors Republic Veteran