KEYS TO WINNING:
1. DEFENSE: With TC, Shump, and Melo we can stay in the game. Staying in the game, meaning keeping it close, should result in two things a) our confidence rises, theirs falls, and b) Melo has a shot to close it out
2. COACHING: There is no margin for error on Woodys part. Rotations, match-ups, whose hot & whose not. Woody must not make the same mistakes as those before him by being inflexible. For example... if sharp shooters like Novak or JR get hot, he must stick with them. That actually goes for all, even sleepers, B-Diddy, Harrellson, etc...
3. PLAY TO OUR STRENGTHS: This is another proponent of coaching, but the players must play within themselves. The playoffs aren't just about stars. Players like Fields, Bibby, Jorts, Jeffries are ancillary parts and for one reason or another, they all have something to prove.
Fields has to prove he can take the heat, no pun intended.
Biibby has to prove he still has something left.
Jorts has to prove he belongs in the league.
Jeffries has to prove his return was't a mistake.
4. STARS COME OUT: Although we need a concerted TEAM effort where our subs and ancillary parts contribute, we can't play shootout ball. We must win playing solid defense and by taking MIA out of their game.
Make no mistake... if we can buckle down on defense, if Woody can game plan specific and adjust when needed, and if our complementary pieces bloom... WE CAN BEAT ANYONE.
ITS ON STAT AND MELO