1) You have to have somebody protecting the basket. You cannot allow an alley-oop. Sorry. You know BOS will attack the rim, look for a quick bucket and then foul. You now BOS is thinking we might fould to prevent the 3-point shot. You have to have someone... anyone just playing the paint and sitting by the rim.
2) MOST IMPORTANT. Whoever is to blame, no matter the circumstance, this is yet one more example of the obvious truth: Mike D'antoni just cannot stand there on the sideline with clipboard in hand and draw up a play. Simple as that. Rivers read him like a book. OBVIOUSLY BOS WAS ANTICIPATING us handing the ball to Carmelo and going ISO. Get creative... if you're really an offensive genius... where's the magic? Rivers sure designed a helluva play, no?