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The refs didn't brick shots and throw the ball away


I am so annoyed by all the, ref blaming, blazer fans out in numbers today. This is exactly the kind of thing we would usually make fun of the lakers for doing after we handed them one of our patented "out worked and shot light out" home victories. Yes the refs were terrible, but they weren't near as bad as our starting guards.After all the praise we have given Miller and Roy over the course of the season and talk of they're potency in the backcourt, It seems to me that it should be acknowledged that this combo is surprisingly easy to shut down. Pack in the paint and run an extra defender and our dynamic duo becomes something closer to tweedle dee and tweetle dumb. Usually when extra defenders are committed, it leaves wide open shooters and easy baskets to cutters, but our response is usually to pick up the dribble and kick it out around half court......or turn it over. If we are to have any success in the post season, we must learn how to take advantage of this tactic.  One solution would be for Roy to stop holding the ball and waiting for the double team. He seems to do this with purpose, but the result is rarely an open shot, so maybe attack early and make them react as opposed to waiting for them to force your hand. Dre puts his head down and goes, which I like, but if his teamates don't move to recieve a pass he often gets caught in the air.His drives often look poorly thought out. Its seems to me that they are completely surprised by the tactics being employed. How can this be?  The blame can be placed on the coaching staff for not preparing their team for this scheme, but at some point you have to blame the players for their ineptitude. Its simple basketball, and player the caliber of Miller and Roy should be able to take advantage. Lebron faces this day in and day out, but usually it just results in him piling up assists. I don't know what to make of it. Will somebody send the blazers one of those better basketball vhs tapes! Its hard to watch.

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