From a coaching stand point, there was no reason to allow Melo to keep Isoing and get double teamed in the second half.
Put him in the PnR so he HAS TO BE DECISIVE AND DO SOMETHING, to get the ball movement we had in the first half. You have to put guys in position for success, or to recapture past success.
But you have to see it and act on it. Have a reason for everything you do in the game.
This doesn't make me confident that he does that:
If you're saying that he needs starter quality on his bench, and he can't manage the parts that he does have to compliment his dominant frontline, then I'm telling you we don't have a coach.
I can not stress enough how dumb it was to bench Lin, who was playing well, for TD and then to leave Douglas in when he was having a poor performance.
What makes anyone confident that MDA would manage a good bench well? He's already not playing another young 7 footer in Jordan. In the past 2 years we've had Anthony Randolph, Timofey Mozgov, Jerome Jordan, and Tyson Chandler.
Three of those guys got less minutes than Jared Jeffries, two have moved onto other teams and are contributing, and the only one playing is a 10 year vet with a ring.
Bench depth isn't the sole problem, bench usage is a bigger issue.
Check out the 2nd reason on my list of MDA's faults.