Alright, what an amazing victory yesterday. The emotional swing from tied up in knots anger by the end of the 3rd to pure to sheer joy by the closing buzzer. I was brimming with energy even after the Timbers gave up 2 goals in about the first 30 seconds of their match against the Galaxy.
I am still overjoyed at what I witnessed at the Rose Garden yesterday. Roy was his phenomenal old self. Other guys stepped up their defense (I still think Rudy deserves more credit than Dave is giving him, he was pressuring the guards so well in the back court Dallas was sending two guys into the back court to screen him off). Matthews forcing Kidd's turnover, an exhausted Aldridge taking on Chandler and Nowitski. It was a fantastic finish. Wow.
Now that I have slept on it my amazement and joy still abound, however, my mind is turning towards tomorrow night. I think we have this series in our sights. Dallas' history means that this is going to get into their heads no doubt. Read the end of their game day thread over at Mavs money Ball, that is their assessment too.
My guess is they are going to come out extremely extremely physical tomorrow night. What do we do?
It seems to me that we are facing a quandary here. We have largely left Roy ISO ball well behind us, the team's offense has not run that way for the better part of 5 or 6 months now, until the 4th quarter yesterday that is.
Do we revert back to Roy ball? Enticing, but we have seen how it can be difficult for us in the last two playoff series.
Do we continue to do what we have been doing? It did not appear to work at all for the first 3 quarters yesterday.
Do we try to strike a balance? I imagine this is the best course, but what does that mean?
What happens when they actually double Roy in game 5?
Will anybody else be able to step up (aside from Aldridge getting his 18) getting that pass late in the clock time and again?
I don't know the answers here, what do you all think?