Great offense. I personally loved how Fox was facilitating a lot more tonight and looking to pass first and then score. That’s money!
Bogdan was great and he looked exactly like he played in the national team. The reason is that he didn’t hesitate like he usually does - he was firing off the screen as soon as he gets the ball. To bad we couldn’t figure this out sooner.
The only thing I didn’t like was defense because we won’t be able to shoot like this every time. Looking forward to the game tomorrow.
You saw that single action offense some have been begging for. This was all catch and shoot and pick and roll with a little single action curl plays but only when they got hot. Luke ditched almost all the motion side to side BS that this team isn't good at. Amazing, keeping it simple and the team doesn't look like complete crap. Now we see if he sticks with it this time.
Everything still indicates the team is better as a small baller but it's always going to be a question of straight line to the hoop vs. side to side and attempting to work the ball in via cutters. Once the rhythm is developed you can look at cutting but this is obviously a team that's only chance is based on catch and shoot and quick hitting pick and roll plays. You live or die in that style but this team is DOA otherwise anyway.
When the Kings commit to pick and roll he's been the best combo with the Kings guards since he's come in. Defensively he's also closer to what Walton looks for. He could be Waltons bridge in slipping in a little more traditional ball which isn't a surprise since he's as traditional a pick and roll big as you get. He simply has to play more and stick around.
Yeah, Fox certainly appears to have something to prove against those two for sure haha. It's still up to the shot callers to commit to this style of ball though. After that it's up to Fox/Bodgan/Buddy to find the gap or a shooter or an easy spot up. It's that easy.
This game likely keeps them breathing. Had they lost this it would have put way too much pressure on things and the head to heads would be trending right in the toilet. Only 1 back in the loss column from 9 and they keep it even with the Pels now. The Blazers need to lose a few though.
So far Memphis is tanking it. Even if Mempthis splits those remaining games I think a play in is inevitable. The biggest concern is that the Blazers are already at 31 wins. Just have to keep winning. The next game is make or break for the Kings. Can't squash the momentum with only 4 games left.
You know, if Bjelica is this aggressive playing him less minutes might be better. Today he was more selfish than normal and that's who the Kings need at the start of games. He didn't take every shot but most of what he did was with his eyes at the basket. He's a little like Barnes where him being willing to fade into the background is what you want out of glue guy but they have the talent to score 20 a game if they had the mindset. If Bjelica can at least take on that mindset for 10 minutes a game, 10 minutes of that Bjelica would really benefit the team more than 40 of passive Bjelica. At least at the moment.
It’s funny to think that this team put up 140 when, IIRC, the 1998-2004 era KINGS never did.
Just goes to show how differently the game is officiated and played now. It’s just far easier to score due to hand-checking restrictions, among other rule changes. And the emphasis on volume 3 point shooting.
Regardless, what an offensive performance.
How often will your opponent shoot 57.3% yet lose by 15? It was so refreshing to see the KINGS get to the line a lot more than their opponent.