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Matching up defensively should be our #1 priority


I really hope Vinny finally realized he's on to something great with the lineup he finished the game with CP3,Bledsoe,Young,Griffin, Kenyon(or Evans/DJ ). These 5 together held Memphis to 3 points in the 4th quarter of game 1; THREE POINTS. These five guys can each defend several positions on the floor and are all good rebounders as well(I swear all our other guards never crash the boards).these two things are a must in the playoffs(Defense&rebounding).

On offense this lineup may not have a consistent jump shooter other then CP3 but they all take drives to the basket which in turn takes advantage of Memphis's defense which gambles constantly on the perimeter. This way our offense can just drive and kick or by drawing fouls and getting to the line(particularly Young,Bledsoe,and CP3).

The biggest benefit though is the obvious with a lineup like this which can rebound and defend it can lead to many fast breaks(most of our points Sunday in the 4th were on the fastbreak).Oh and not to mention that CP3 and Bledsoe didn't even allow Memphis to get the ball to Gasol who at this point should be our main concern (Griffin did a good job as well denying him the ball) . And even though Bledsoe is still prone to bad turnovers playing with Chris Paul makes that a non issue because he doesn't have to worry about setting up the offense every time down the floor.

Defense should be our main priority because with Blake and Especially CP3 on the floor you know they'll score.Although I'm still not a fan of Vinny I gotta say he's done a decent job lately(if he did put Kenyon on Rudy Gay the other night; nice move then Vinny).If Vinny can figure out his defensive matchups we can go along way this postseason

example: Evans on Gasol/Randolph,
Bledsoe on Mayo/Conley
Simmons or Kenyon to rough up Gay (who then gets passive)
And DJ on Randolph and Speights only because DJ cannot handle Marc Gasol at this point in his career

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