Utah is literally letting Harden go into the paint with no resistance and it’s leading to a ton of layups and wide open 3s.
Utah forgot they dont have a bledsoe level defender.
Yeah even when we were doing it with Hill it wasnt pretty
Or two rim protectors allowing Brook to hang with Cepela at times
And they dont have Giannis who can help the rim protector in the paint and then still get out to the open corner shooter.
Or that Houston shooters arent going to brick that many shots again. If Tucker/House are hot, Harden ends the game with 20 assists.
It worked well the first time we did it too, Harden did most of his damage on non-Bledsoe defenders who were either half-assing it or not doing it at all. Itâ€™s just a good strategy to use, as long as you have a Bledsoe, a Giannis and a Lopez. Most team
Wtf are the Jazz doing? If this is their game plan for the entire series itâ€™s gonna be a sweep.
This is sad, Rubio looks like hes trying to guard Harden from behind.
Cant step back if I guard your back (Taps forehead)
What would you do differently? They donâ€™t have the personnel to defend Harden, no matter how they do it.
Just double him and pray his teammates miss open threes (they usually donâ€™t)
Theyre not even attempting to stay with Harden though - theyre just letting him stroll into the paint and then trying to help with two guys, leaving Tucker open in the corner
Exum is their best Harden defender but hes injured
They did a sorta decent job last year. Now, Harden has taken his floater and step back 3 to a whole new level, but I might try that.
Give him a bit more space and stay to the left, which would at least put some pressure on Harden as it gives them a better chance of keeping up on the drive. Obviously none of them are fast enough to stay glued to him on his left hip. Thats still better i
Yeah but if only our players could hit open fucking 3s
rockets would easy up 20 if house hit any of those wide open 3s
Welp there you go
Any team would be up if everyone could hit wide open threes
Utah did it first last postseason. And the defense isnt the problem.
Agreed. Sitting on hardens left hand is the right move. Utah is losing because of offense not d
i disagree on the d, gobert is showing way too hard on harden and allowing lobs.
It works if you have a defender good enough to recover, we dont have anyone like Bledsoe to shut the gap
Yo wtf are the Jazz doing? Bucks only pulled it off because Rockets were literally piss poor that night.
Lets hope for another 0/27 rockets game this post season
...no just no
It only works if youâ€™re quick enough to stay on his hip
They arenâ€™t even trying to stay with him either. Thatâ€™s the part I donâ€™t get. Like sure try to force him to go right. But they are overplaying it so bad he just goes straight in and then itâ€™s a numbers advantage for Houston.
Its crazy, its like playing 5 on 4 every possession. The only thing it does is take away his foul drawing abilities.
It only works when our shooters arent hitting anything. Tucker and Gordon went something like 2/16 against yall.
Rubio is letting this dude get 2 steps past him idgi
Yea reminded me when teams started switching everything when they didnt have the personnel to do it.
Beverley gave crowder bad advice lol still loves Htown
You didnt see him like the tweet of someone saying bring this man back home? lmao
It worked the first time the Lakers did it but he adjusted over time as more and more teams tried to do it.
Double agent PatBev sends his regards
this is legit the funniest shit ive ever seen
Only works with Bledsoe and Lopez
And Giannis. Two legit rim protectors
I mean the reason why they are down is because their offense isnt good. They arent doing a bad job defensively.
Letting harden drive past you is not good defense at all EDIT: Rubio is basically running from behind every single time, Bledsoe never gave Harden this much space
when they do it properly, it works alright. But they cant keep up, and get cooked. The others are leaving their assignments open for 3 as well.
There is no defense you can play to stop harden . You need the combination of fantastic defenders and an extremely focused scheme to even start to bother him . Even then , you have to hope his teammates are missing shots
Rockets are going to lose this game
Place a bet then if youre so sure of yourself.
Sure thing Ill wear a Rockets flair for the rest of the year if they win ;)
Honestly, not the worst idea. If you look at the Rockets shot chart, their 3 attempts are coming from their role players, and theyve been forced to take a few more midrange shots. Thats honestly what you want. The problem imo is the Jazz offense just isnt
Itâ€™s much easier if all of your players are monstar sized