Originally posted by Joecool:
Originally posted by dobophile:
Kawhi "eaten alive" lol
Yeah, I don't see how Leonard was eaten alive. Notice 2 of those players Curry struggled against are much taller or longer than the other two. Curry cannot get that step-back on Green or Leonard. If Curry wants to penetrate agains Leonard, it will use a lot of the clock and his team will be standing around.
Kawhi definitely wasn't eaten alive, but the plan wasn't to sick him on Curry anyway. The Spurs apparently want to throw a bunch of different guys at Curry throughout. If Kawhi guards Curry from the get-go, he'll probably tire out and get into foul trouble. And Thompson will post up on Parker and abuse him. I think the Spurs will, if possible, save Kawhi-on-Curry for crunch time.
Curry's two field goals on Kawhi can actually be attributed, in part, to Duncan sick ass not being able to rotate fast enough to contest the shot.