Wittman continues to lack creative ways to get Beal involved in the game offensively with George covering him. Not only did George score well, but he won this game for Indi by shutting Beal down. He was their Ariza.
Moreover, Wittman (and the rest of the team) failed to get Ariza involved, as what should be considered our MOST CONSISTENT offensive weapon right now.
Nene is a ghost, Gortat isn't even playing -- he's relegated to a cheerleader from the bench at crucial 4th quarter times.
These things are all compounded and magnified by Wall's ineffectiveness as a slasher (his strength, mind you) and Wittman's Fischer Price, my-first-play-I'm-drawing-up-out-of-a-timeout plays. What in the fark was that last possession of the game out of the timeout??
We have lost all swag this team gained over the last few weeks. This series is over, and Wittman plays an enormous role with his erroneous, stubborn rotations. You play our vets (specifically, Harrington) and we win game 2 and this is a completely different series.
Sure, we're playing with house money at this point, but we all came to expect, and more importantly deserve more because it isn't that we're getting beat -- it's that personal and strategic coaching are the handicap and difference between us being tied 2-2 or even up 3-1 at this point.