- Poor transition defense
- Poor defense against slashers cutting to the basket
- Poor perimiter defense
That basically means we suck in all aspects of defense. Not all the time, mind you. But enough times for it to cost us. I can say that there were a number of good defensive stands, and one in particular that I remember, where the Suns had to swing around the perimiter twice, and still couldn't find an open shot. The Raps switched when they were supposed to switch, rotated when they were supposed to rotate, and Leandro Barbosa was forced to take a wild 3 ball. These stands were few and far between.TJ Ford had that look in his eye in the fourth quarter. He was putting the team on his shoulders. Unfortunately, for all of his one-on-one offensive sickness, the Suns had an answer. Sometimes multiple answers.
Friday, we get our rematch with Boston. CB4, we need you!