But LeBron James ally-oop dunk was also a clever little play breaking down Boston’s half court defense. What Boston does is overload the strong side — in this case when Dwyane Wade comes off Chris Bosh’s high screen Rajon Rondo sticks with him, but Kevin Garnett stays on the strong side to cut off Wade trying to drive back to the middle, and Big Baby slides over so he can’t just drive baseline. Boston wants to take away the penetration, they bring the extra defender over, and they zone the weak side.
Except when Paul Pierce zoned, Joel Anthony sets a little pick that lets LeBron cut baseline and Pierce can’t get to him. Then Wade throws the ally-oop and James finishes. As nobody finishes quite like James.
Don’t be shocked if you see this play again this series. It attacks the Celtics defensive weakness.
Report: Donatas Motiejunas no-shows physical after Rockets match Nets’ offer
Houston has a right to demand Motiejunas undergo a physical within two days of exercising its matching rights, which it did yesterday. Motiejunas is requires to answer questions truthfully and supply requested medical information.
If Motiejunas fails to meet those requirements, he hangs in limbo until the Rockets decide his fate.
At any time between now and March 1, they could elect to undo their offer-sheet match. That would invalidate Motiejunas’ offer sheet and make him a restricted free agent again, and the Nets couldn’t sign him for a year. On March 2, the same effect will become automatic.
I don’t see what Motiejunas gains by not reporting. If he fails his Houston physical, he’d go to Brooklyn on the terms of the offer sheet.
By not undergoing the physical, he goes nowhere.
Draymond Green, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant team up for floor-is-lava alley-oop (video)