Lakerjones wrote:puffyusaf#2 wrote:therealdeal wrote:The five turnovers are a killer. He takes too many chances with the ball right now. I'm not sure why he's doing that. When he played within himself is when he was at his most effective for us.
6/4/4 on 2/6 shooting would be okay but with 5 turnovers, that's not good enough.
I just watched the game from last night and I think Blake is pressing a little hard to do the right thing. Half of his turnovers (like Kobe's) have been from making a pass that has been "just" off. I think he is pressing a bit and overthinking the game at times over the last couple. Hopefully, he can get back to just "playing"
^^ Good point. I think part of that is the glare of the starting lineup that I'm talking about. He really found his niche playing behind Nash, and in some games was straight up, better than Nash when he came in. But now he's coming back down to earth with the added minutes and pressure. He's not really a starting caliber PG any more and it's pretty clear when he is forced to be one.
Again, there's nothing to be done about it right now. I only hope that if/when Nash returns, Blake's confidence won't be hurt by this stretch and he can get his mojo back.
JSM wrote:We are in dire need of Steve Nash. I don't care if he's on his last leg or not. Nash hits shots and Blake can't buy a wideopen 3.
Dumb and Dumber were 5-13 (Blake 2-6 from deep).
Blake had more wide open looks than anyone else on either team tonight and he missed shot after shot.
lakersyunowin wrote:some good, some bad. but those rebounds late were pretty clutch.
Doc Brown wrote:Not sure if Steve Blake or Kobe Steve Mamba.