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Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« on: February 11, 2013, 08:24:43 AM »

Offline The One

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I say that due to yesterday's 3OT game, they shouldn't play KG or Pierce.

Give them the night off.  Let the rest of the guys carry the load against the vaunted Bobcats!

That is exactly what Pop would do.  And it has paid dividends physically and emotionally for the Spurs.

Now the question is, what about you, Doc?

What are you going to do?



Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 08:32:16 AM »

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Only two games until the break. 



Have them play, but try to limit their minutes.



7 game win streak.  Let them try to get it to 9 by the break.  They could be the 6th seed by then.


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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 08:41:32 AM »

Offline pearljammer10

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My initial thought in the 3rd overtime last night was rest KG and Pierce.

But that quickly changed before the game ended into what wdleehi said.

Limit their minutes get the streak going into the all star break. Rest over the weekend. Come back strong and keep the streak going.
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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2013, 08:45:59 AM »

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I think they should start out the game with the normal rotation. When terry and green come in get a read on the game. If green is playin well then keep Paul minutes under 25 and see if green can be the go to guy. Kg should also be kept under 25 min regardless of how the other bigs are playing.

Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2013, 08:47:17 AM »

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If we make it 9......

Just make it 9. Play them for 20 minutes.
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2013, 08:48:27 AM »

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Play em, just have a quick hook and try and limit their minutes.

Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2013, 09:02:41 AM »

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Sadly he will run them into the ground

I'd be impressed if he didn't

Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2013, 09:03:34 AM »

Offline CoachCowens

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From someone going to the game tonight. This is the worst idea ever.

Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2013, 09:04:20 AM »

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I just don't think Doc is capable of limiting their minutes.  He talks a good game about that, but when push comes to shove, he will play to win.  Which I don't think is necessarily wrong, they should try to win every game.  But in the big picture, they should get a rest tonight.

I think it works best when you go into the game knowing that they're not playing at all.  Wilcox and Collins will have to hold down the fort...as ugly as that sounds.

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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2013, 09:09:28 AM »

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I, too, think they should play and rest for the sake of rhythm...but I am also concerned they will play for forever. if this was the last game before the break, i'd say don't play them. but i think positioning them for closer to 6th if not 6th right now is very important.

we don't have a large margin of error now. plus PP is kind of like our new facilitator

Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2013, 09:13:40 AM »

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Id sit KG for a few more minutes than normal since he has to participate in the All Star game.

Im all for sitting Paul but wdleehi was right. Play Jeff Green a ton. The next game.
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Re: Pull a Pop(ovich). Don't play KG or Pierce tonight!
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2013, 09:20:35 AM »

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I'm in for this. I'd consider giving Green and Wilcox the start, and giving Barbosa good minutes.

Is Melo still with the team right now or did he go back up to Maine?

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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2013, 11:29:22 AM »

Offline Humble G

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I'm in for this. I'd consider giving Green and Wilcox the start, and giving Barbosa good minutes.

Is Melo still with the team right now or did he go back up to Maine?

Good question about melo. IDK the answer but it might be nice for him to get some mins tonight. I know he is very raw but so is most of the bobcats team

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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2013, 11:35:12 AM »

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lets win this game .........C's are now right in the thick of the race, a few more wins and we'll be ready to make the final charge to position.

Never give away the games that you should win.......

still need every win......C's not the heat....C's can't afford to coast

make hay ,get wins

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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2013, 11:37:31 AM »

Offline kozlodoev

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Even with the double overtime, Pierce is averaging 37 mpg and Garnett is averaging 30.5 mpg over the last 5 contests.

It's tough having to fly and play a relatively early game today, but I wouldn't be too concerned.
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