Fisch’s Friday Rant: Defense & David Lee

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LeBron & Iggy

D-FENCE!

So, it’s funny to me that this series really hasn’t been about LeBron vs Steph Curry. I know you might think I’m crazy for saying that by the way, but it’s true. These last few games have not been about the two superstars directly. It has been about the two guys playing defense on them. The two players talked about the most are Matthew Dellavedova and Andre Iguodala. 

Dellavedova was pretty much the savior in Games 2 and 3 when he locked up Curry. To go along with locking up one of the best scorers in the league, he even scored 20 points of his own in game 3 and then had to be taken to the hospital for dehydration. The man hustled so hard that he literally had to go to the hospital. I have to give him some respect for that and Kobe did too.

On the other side of the ball, Andre Iguodala has been the savior for Golden State. He’s getting in LeBron’s head when playing defense on him, and that’s giving him the confidence to light it up on the offensive side. Iguodala had some big dunks and threes in Game 4 on his way to 22 points on 8-15 shooting. Now, I just want to tell all those people who didn’t believe me that Iguodala could defend LeBron; I told you so! Even all of the Sixers fans who, for some reason, hate Iguodala are still giving respect where respect is due. 

On NBA 2K16 Delly and Iggy better have 99 defense ratings or I’m throwing the disc out the window man!

David Lee with the shot boy!

David Lee

Who would have guessed that David Lee would have made such a big difference in these Finals. I’ll tell you who, Brother Kirk(@rlk716)! He called the David Lee adjustment and it has worked perfectly for Steve Kerr and the Warriors. Switching to a small lineup for most of the game in Game 4 really changed the pace. The Warriors played the game how they wanted to play and David Lee was able to distribute the ball beautifully and score in the paint as well. It seemed like they needed a little shake up because the Bogut was not a threat on the offensive end so it allowed the Cavs to just camp out on the three point line to defend the shooters. Now that they have someone who can score in the paint, someone has to stay down low to worry about it. As you all saw in Game 4, that made a big difference as Golden State went on to win by double digits!

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