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17.05.09 vsHOU (Game 5)

HOU 107 - 110 SAS  Box  (3-2)

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レナード、グリーン、ジノビリ、シモンズ、カイル。今日はスパーズのウイング戦士たちが最高にカッコよかった。

ポップ

"Manu is one of the all-time great competitors and winners, obviously, and he helped us do it again tonight."

"Manu reached back and gave us one of his Manu performances from past years. He was a stud. We actually went to him with Kawhi off the court. We went to him to generate some offense, and make some things happen. He did a good job, whether it was distributing or scoring. He was big for us."

レナード

"It was frustrating because I wanted to play. But I was happy seeing my teammates out there putting in a good effort and getting the win."

"It's going to be tough. They're a great offensive team. They're a bunch of competitive guys. They play great at home. It's going to be tough. It's going to be about taking care of the ball, playing confident and trying to minimize our mistakes."

グリーン

"It was tough when we saw Kawhi kind of limping. We knew it was going to be a tough one. But they had it tough, too, and they're missing Nene, too. We really hustled down the stretch and made some good plays."

"Manu is the type of guy where he doesn't care about his points, assists or numbers. He just wanted to win the game. He did a great job, even at the end, blocking Harden on that 3-pointer. Who knows what would have happen if he had gotten that shot off?"

ジノビリ

"I don't feel like I had a huge game. I felt better than the previous ones, that's for sure, but I guess the standards are a little lower than before. Of course, I felt good. I felt I contributed to the team, to the win. Of course, that makes you feel great, regardless of the stat line or how you felt."

 

ジノビリやグリーンのクラッチは素晴らしかったですけど、何と言っても今日はシモンズでしょう。

攻守で最高の働き。レナード不在でも不安にならないくらいに。

ポップ、シモンズについて

"He's somebody that's important to us because he can go downhill. He can get by people and make things happen. I thought Jon did a fine job in Kawhi's absence."

次戦もかなり使われるんでしょうね。ロケッツに対してかなり相性がいいですし。もっと積極的にペネトレイトしてほしいとも感じましたけど。


未だ相手のスモールに対してインサイド陣が攻めきれていない状況は続いていますが、オルドリッジとガソルは早く答えを見い出してほしいですね。ポストプレーで攻めあぐねるなら、もっとゴール下でボールをもらうポジション取りを頑張ってほしいなとも思います。

ビッグラインナップがオフェンスで優位に立てないと、結局次のウォリアーズ戦でもスモールで戦うしかないのかなぁと不安になりますね。そんな時に今日のようにシモンズやカイルが働いてくれると助かりますけど。


さぁ、あと1勝で近年待望の直接対決です。アウェーで勝ってそのまま勢い良くオークランドに乗り込みましょう。


17.05.07 @HOU (Game 4)

SAS 104 - 125 HOU  Box  (2-2)

 

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ポップ

"They did a great job, and our defense was pretty defective. I thought they drove it with purpose, found people, and we started the game really without an edge and getting beat in transition again, like we did in Game 1."

"For us, you know, our Bible begins with transition defense. If it's not there, we're just not ready to go. If you'd have seen the clips of our transition defense, you would have traded all the players and fired me by the end of the game. It was that bad. But they were intense and they were that focused and they were that professional. And we were not."

オルドリッジ

"They came out and they played like it was a big game for them. They pushed it at us more than they did the other game and caught us in transition. We have to communicate better and make sure we get to the shooters better. We got caught in the middle trying to find guys and not really talking tonight. You just have to try to control the ball more, control the drives to the basket, have weakside rotation. We have to rotate on the back side and find the shooters."

ガソル

"You have to fight your instincts and really understand, when you have an advantage or an opportunity, you can bring extra focus to fight against complacency, instincts and feelings you might have. You see what the Warriors and Cavaliers are doing in other series. They're playing with an edge. They're going out there every day and pretty much sweeping every team they're facing. It's something to keep an eye on. We want to be the same way. It's interesting how the mind works."

ジノビリ

"It's what they do. That shouldn't take us by surprise. When you turn over the ball and take bad shots, they run at you and they take 3s. You've got to give them credit. That's what they do. I think we gave them a lot of opportunities to score those 3s. We were not as attentive and responsive as we were two days ago. They make you pay. They had more energy, they had more anger because of what happened the previous game. They were more ready to play this game."

"Game 5 is a Game 7. We had a great opportunity today to go back to San Antonio 3-1 and in a better situation. Now it's 2-2. Game 7. We've really got to be knowing that every possession is a game-winning possession. They are going to make 3s in three straight possessions here and there. We've got to create situations where those 3s are not that open, we guard the one-on-ones better, and a lot of things."


さて、それぞれの反省コメントを読んだところで。

トランジションディフェンス、ヘルプ及びローテーション、つまりディフェンス全部悪かったのは分かります。ただ、相手の出来からしても仕方ないなと思うような場面も多々ありましたけど。

個人的に引っ掛かったのはオフェンス。相手がスモールなのにこちらがビッグを貫いている意味を全く感じませんでした。オルドリッジやガソルがミスマッチで優位に立つことが多かったのにインサイドを攻めきれず。

そもそも通常のマッチアップである、オルドリッジとアンダーソンですらミスマッチだと思っています。しかし、シリーズ通してこのミスマッチを有効活用できてないように感じますし、何故いつも押し込まないで簡単にシュート打っちゃうのか疑問です。

スモールに対してビッグを貫くこと自体は反対しませんが、ビッグならビッグなりの攻め方をしてほしいなと。スリーの爆発が怖いチーム相手に、着実にインサイドで点を重ねるところを見たいです。

スモールで対抗するならそれでもいいですけどね。何にせよ、相手の出来が良くても地に足つけて簡単に離されないチームであってほしいなと思いました。


17.05.05 @HOU (Game 3)

SAS 103 - 92 HOU  Box  (2-1)

 

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スパーズにパーカーが加入以降、パーカー抜きでの初めてのプレーオフゲーム。

オルドリッジ

"You can't replace Tony Parker. He's a Hall of Famer one day, but I think guys just came out with a sense of urgency and just played hard."

ガソル

"We understand how much Tony means to this team. He brings a lot of poise, a lot of leadership. But an injury occurred and now you have to move on. You have to play with the guys that you have and you have to compete and bring it."


代わりのスタートは期待通りマレー

"I told coach, 'Don't be too nervous.'  I'm going to be fine."

"It's great opportunity to me at 20 years old. I get to grow right now. It's time to grow up."

そんなこと言われてもナーバスにならない訳ないですよね。プレーオフでいきなりスタートを任されて、しかもマッチアップの相手はPGとしてリーグトップクラスのディフェンダー

案の定ビバリーにプレッシャーをかけられてアタフタする場面も多々あり。しかし逆に、勝ち進んでこれより激しいディフェンダーと当たることはないので、このプレッシャーに慣れることでこの先余裕が生まれるのではないでしょうか。

マレーについて、レナード

"He did a good job, being thrown into the fire like that, starting on the road...He'll be better next game, for sure."



そして今日は、オルドリッジが今年のプレーオフでのベストパフォーマンス。

オルドリッジについて、ポップ

"He felt good tonight. He was loose as far as his physical nature, his legs and everything. He wasn’t too stiff. It showed. He moved up and down the court well. He was able to push off on the block, and he felt good shooting the ball, in addition to busting his butt on D and trying to get the boards for us. He was a big help tonight."

レナード

"I think he was aggressive and made shots early. We were looking for him tonight."

オルドリッジ

"I just felt good tonight. I was into it. I thought we did things to take advantage of the mismatches a little better tonight."

"Last game, I got more shots in. I saw that I was needed to do more. Tonight, I tried to do that. I tried to be more aggressive and make things happen. I know without TP, I was needed even more. So, I was just trying to make things happen tonight. You can’t replace Tony Parker; he’s a Hall of Famer one day. But I think guys came with that sense of urgency and played hard."

 
パーカーがいるとピック&ポップやポストプレーがオルドリッジの主な攻め手になるのですが、今日はガソルのハイポストが起点になり、オルドリッジはローポストやゴール下でボールを貰う場面が非常に多かったです。

個人的にハイローとかビッグマン同士の合わせプレーが好物なので非常に楽しいです。ディアウとかスプリッターの合わせが好きだったので。


何より今日はディフェンス。チームとして明確な規律を持って実行しているように思えました。特にハーデンへの対応は徹底していましたね。

試合開始直後から、絶対にファールはしないというチームの意志が伝わりました。試合が経過するにつれてより明確に、むしろ大げさに見えるほどのハンズアップ。

ピック対応でファールしないようにディフェンスすると、当然ドライブはされやすくなりますが、オルドリッジやガソルがしっかりドライブに対応してリムプロテクトしてくれたのも大きかったです。


次戦ロケッツがどのように対応してくるか分かりませんが、この対策のし合いがプレーオフの醍醐味ですね。このままGame5で仕留めてもらいましょう。