PKTiger LSU Fan NOLA Member since Apr 2013 619 posts
Some notes after rewatching the game (Posted on 11/27/13 at 5:10 am)
The offense last night wasn't terrible. They didn't bother setting up their offense off most of Warriors misses, and they got some good looks playing in the flow of the game.
Their half-court sets were lackluster, as usual. I have two main problems with Monty's sets. First, they take too long to run. Rarely do the Pelicans get a good look off the first or second pass of a set. Second and most importantly, too many of them end in mid-range jumpers.
Have to give credit where credit's due. Monty ran a lot of good stuff out of timeouts last night. They got clean looks from three and at the basket coming out the huddle. If only they could incorporate some of that stuff into what they do out on the floor.
I'm willing to say the Evans/Morrow/Roberts trio cost us the game last night. When those three were on the court together, they did absolutely nothing positive. Particularly Morrow. If he's not getting looks, he's wasted space out there.
Didn't focus too much on D on the rewatch, but I did notice one thing. The Warriors burned the Pels three different times on elevator plays coming out of timeouts. IMO, that's inexcusable. Any scouting report could show you they like to go to those.