I'm kind of curious who you'd rank above him outside of Wade who is clearly on the downslide of his career.
Meh, after some more thought you might be right. Turns out there is a serious dearth of well rounded 2 guards ala Wade.
I still prefer guys that work on both ends of the floor though, and just can't call such a one dimensional player best.
I quit watching with 2 mins in the 3rd. Game over.
Hibbert: 0 points, /series
Better luck next time IND. Perhaps Paul George can shoot a WIDDDDDDEEEE open 3 when instead, after pussy-footing for a couple of seconds, Mahimi gets an offensive foul for having wooden legs. Or maybe the team can take a risk and fire a pass to the rim when like 7 times tonight someone broke wide open for an easy one. I mean, like, MIA does this. Why? IND, no confidence.... a beaten team.
I might have given Stephenson a pass tonight for his goose egg (at this point in the game) for effort so far, but when you're going to twitter-shit Lebron, you better score at least 2 points.
Still, Paul George was the big disappointment here. I mean, we've all become clear that Hibbert is weak minded, but George has been a role player, if that.
I think Spo has made some good adjustments this series -
Putting Cole on Stephenson
Breaking out a modified full court press that's been good for 6-10 easy points off TO's
Running this curl play for Ray Allen over and over in game 3 where he gets the ball with a head of steam at the top of the 3-pt line and let him shoot or dish
Getting Rashard Lewis to somehow play tough enough to slow down West
Changing the hard trap on pick and rolls to have the big man retreat and pack the paint to deter Stephenson and George from driving (the Pacers can't turn the corner anyway so the trap is less necessary)
If I were the Pacers, I'd consider a few adjustments for game 5:
Get Lance to shut the fuck up
Post him up on Cole
Get more scorers out there - Vogel has shortened his rotation to only the best defensive players but against the Heat you can hide bad defenders on Birdman or Haslem or Lewis