Finwë wrote:mister anakin wrote:This lost is on Kobe...
No it's not. But hey, you can't even realize it's "loss" and not "lost".
This loss is on D'Antoni. Even before hack-a-dwight he was costing us the game. He left one of the most horrible units out there for too much time in the 4th and let the Rockets cut into the lead, gain momentum & rythm. Then he put the starters back, and failed to sub Howard out when they started fouling. It was evident to all of us he was going to kill our chances and yet he stuck with that weak choker (who btw has no business being the prima donna that he is).
The hack-a-dwight hurt us BAD. It takes rythm away from our guys, kills our offense and takes away every bit of momentum we had.
Then Kobe forced a shot, that was pretty awful, but I liked the drive to the basket, and I thought he was fouled (no call). He hit a clutch 3 also, then missed another one.
To me it was clearly & mainly D'Antoni's fault. I ****ing hate Howard for missing FTs, but it's on D'Antoni for not taking him out. Kobe wasn't good, but he was NOT the main culprit. Stop being so myopic.
Why do you have to force plays ans ISO-everything when your teammates are having a strong game? That's right, you dont.
I'm also upset with MDA, it's pretty clear that his reluctance on keeping D12 during 4th q will continue keeping us to win. But Kobe, as our most experienced and inteligent player, should be able to choose better when to play as a facilitator and when to play Kobe-ball. That's what I'm saying.
About your first remark, it should be pretty obvious that English isn't my first language. So, take it easy, little genius, just take it easy...