Steph Curry Thinks Warriors Have Been "Too Cute" Defensively
After the Rockets spanked Golden State in Game 2, spirits were understandably demure in the locker room. The 127-105 scoreline doesn't begin to describe Golden State's inability to contest shots on the perimeter. In the post-game presser, Steph Curry admitted as much, "They made shots, we were just a step slow on our rotations and our switches." The pendulum ten swings quite violently when one team suffers an f-night beyond the arc, and the other a windfall confidence. If adjustments aren't made on the defensive end, sometimes the scoreline can reflect a pig pen at feeding time.
Steph Curry described his team's defensive commitment as "too cute." The Warrior's point guard knows that if they are to defend the Rocket's fensive schematics they will have to bring the same level intensity on the defensive end. The Rockets draw up schemes to create defensive mismatches. When they drive possession it can ten lead to open looks on the perimeter. Paul and Harden are dangerous because they create fense for their teammates playing f the ball. They disguise their best intentions as mere knee jerk reactions. This duality has the effect creating lapses in defensive coverage as the players converge on the floor, mostly by design. Of course, the Golden State Warriors are generally good at keeping pace. Tune in for Game 3 on Sunday at 8 P.M. We may be in line for fire wagon basketball, as both teams are intent on playing to their strengths, and not the opponent's weaknesses.