Originally Posted by Addict4Sneakers
Crazy thing is, dudes dismantled Brooks for not having an imagination on offense but Donovan ran high screen and roll the entire 4th and both OTs.
Yeah there's still reasons to dislike Scotty, but the game is the game. Give the ball to your best players and get out of the way
Yeah, but in a game when they were trying to come back, they had Kanter out there where Scotty might have thrown out Perkins. In the 4th, they were running a 3 guard lineup with Waiters, DJ, and Russ, when Brooks might not have mixed it up like that. And that big 3 from KD was a solid play drawn up out of the timeout, something Scotty struggled with greatly.
It's the things on the margins that Brooks struggled with, the right substitution, the right play out of a timeout, mixing up lineups when things aren't working, etc. People would criticize Brooks when he wouldn't even run a play out of a time out, just a screen to get KD open 40 feet away from the basket and then let him jack up a shot.
This team would be a top seed and a contender even with Brooks, so it'll be dumb to credit a great regular season strictly to Donovan, but it's the little things where fans are hoping to see an improvement.