Brad has had all kinds of issues all year long. It's not just this season either, he was questionable last year too.
I just don't understand some of the rotations and decisions he makes. It's like he tries to do things that are unorthodox just for the sake of being unorthodox...and when guys are playing badly out there he pays no attention to it.
Yesterday in the first half, Marcus Smart killed us. He made horrible decision after horrible decision, made countless moves that led to turnovers, poor passing decisions, poor shoooting decisions. He had a lot to do with us losing that game, even if he did get lucky on a couple of fluke threes. Yet when he was making mistake after mistake, Brad refused to take him out.
Then Brown came in twice, made an immediate impact both times, and got pulled straight back out again.
Then later in the game they had Crowder, Smart and Bradley all on the court - and Brad decides to put Bradley onto Butler defensively, and Smart on Wade? In what universe does that make any sense? It's blatantly obvious that Crowder is the best matchup against Butler, Bradley is a great defender and will play hard, but Butler has 5 inches and a good 40 pounds on Bradley, it's just not a good matchup. Yet Bradley is know for his ability to shut down Wade...so why not put Crowder on Butler and Bradley on Wade?
Then today - Rozier played well when he was out there, then they take him straight back out again.
Smart and Olynyk both played well, and Olynyk barely got 19-20 mins of playing time.
And somehow we allowed Robin freaking Lopez of all people to kill us two nights in a row, on our home court - granted Horford had a good game yesterday, but overall in this series he hasn't really outplayed Lopez, which is an embarrassment for a $30M man.
Finally, getting killed by Lopez and Portis only brings more attention to the fact that we desperately need to add another big body at the deadline. We had a chance to get Ibaka for pretty much nothing but Ainge didn't want to give up Rozier, who has barely even played in this series so far. Ibaka could have been a difference maker in this series, no question about it. With he and Horford out there, we would be a significantly stronger team on BOTH ends of the floor.
Now we are down 0-2 at home against an 8th seed Chicago team that had major chemistry issues, and we go back to Chicago having to win some games. Right now the odds indicate that we will almost certainly lose this series, and there is a very real chance that we get knocked out with a 4-0 sweep.
Has that ever happened? A #1 seed being swept by a #8 seed? If not, we might make history for all the wrong reasons.