Brooklyn BoundPosted on March 07, 2013
By Glenn Consor
Here are my keys to Brooklyn:Posted in: Sports
1. John Wall and Nene should expect double teams during multiple periods of this game. They must read these jumps, and be prepared to distribute early and often, without holding it. Anticipating will create open shots, but the ball must move.
2. When spacing improves, their assist-to-turnover ratio will also improve.
3. Lopez, Evans, Blatche, Humphries and Wallace average 33 rebounds a game collectively and the Wizards must control the boards and win the paint-point battle. Evans, Blatche, Lopez and Humphries all have over 100 offensive rebounds for the season with Evans leading the way with 167. Okafor is the only Wizards player with over 100, with 149. You know what that means; pick one of these guys, and limit their productivity on the offensive glass.
4. The Wizards must regain their "nasty" on the defensive end, it was lacking against the Wolves. And if Rubio was a matchup problem, then D. Williams and J. Johnson will pose a different set of problems on the perimeter. Man up and D up, and help with these two threats. You can double down on Lopez, pick your spots.
5. Finally, turnovers must be below 20! Be the aggressor offensively and defensively, set the tone early.