By Marcus Thompson
Saturday, January 24th, 2009 at 12:34 pm in Uncategorized.
There is a lot of talk about that final play. A little blame shifting and finger pointing. And, of course, I have it all for you.
Here’s what happened. On the previous inbounds, the Warriors started with Ronny on LeBron and Jackson on
the big (I think Ben Wallace) Varajeo. James was going to circle around to come get the ball, and when he did, Jax and Ronny would switch, leaving Jax on LeBron.
Monta broke up the inbounds because he read the route and jumped it.
So the Cavs called a timeout. They changed plans.
So instead of LeBron going the expected route, he went away from the big man and Jax and Ronny weren’t able to switch. So Ronny was left on an island, and LeBron calmly nailed the game-winner.
Nellie said Monta then should have ran at LeBron with the double team, forcing LeBron to give up the ball.
Jax said he told Ronny to switch anyway, run to his man while Jax runs to LeBron. But he said communication wasn’t good.
One player, who didn’t want to be named, said the coaches probably should’ve known the Cavs were going to make an adjustment, so they should have anticipated such.
Most said that it didn’t matter. It was a big shot by a league star. That’s whay players of LeBron’s caliber do.