After every game, we’ll take stock of how each individual performance affects the player’s overall value.
Offense: 20 points on a very efficient 10-16 shooting. He hit 5 of 6 shots at the rim, and 5 of 8 from everywhere else inside the 3-point line. A few of his turnovers were sloppy, but a few of his passes were spectacular.
Defense: He played the passing lanes perfectly, and swooped in for 5 steals on the night. If you want to nitpick, he did get beat on a couple of pick-and-rolls, but that’d just be hater-speak who won’t settle for anything less but 48 minutes of perfection… which is just impossible.
Offense: Off night for KG who shot 1-7 from his money spot, and 2-10 between 10-23 feet. But he still executed in the clutch, finishing off those two Rondo alley-0ops at a critical time.
Defense: Tough night for KG on an individual level. Joakim Noah got by him more often than I’d like. Noah had 17 points and 10 boards.
Offense: Another off night overall for Pi