Keys, Concepts & Observations vs. Sacramento:
Contain Rondo & Cousins inside and out
Defend the passing lanes & pack it in on drives
- Rondo leads the NBA in assists per game (11.7)
- Cousins is 4th in points per game (27) and 5th in rebounds per game (11.6)
- Kings average the 3rd most points per game (106.7)
- Kings score the 2nd most paint points per game
Control the pace with focus on transition D
- Kings lead NBA in transition points - get back on missed shots
Utilize two man game with Wall & Gortat
- Work high pick and rolls to pull Cousins & Koufos away from the rim
- Bodies on Cousins & Cauley-Stein down low to prevent 2nd chance opportunities
On this day in NBA history...
March 30, 2008
Boston limits the Miami Heat to just 17 field goals in an 88-62 win. That total is the lowest in an NBA game since the advent of the shot clock in 1954.