Q. Tom, talk about your defensive game plan and the execution of it, please.
TOM CREAN: Well, I think the biggest thing is we couldn’t get caught up in, you know, a Tyler Ulis/Yogi Ferrell match-up, all right? There are so many guys on their team and we have guys, too, right? The best thing for us is the versatility of our team and the way they can guard multiple players, multiple positions.
So it really wasn’t as much about the match-up. It was personnel based, what they wanted. We wanted to be big on Ulis as much as we could. We wanted to keep him out of the lane. He’s excellent with his pull-up. He’s making a more percentage of points from the foul line then the three-point line. He hit that bomb early. He’s an outstanding player. But Murray can beat you in so many different ways, Briscoe does such a great job of getting to the basket. A weekend ago, Alex Poythress went 5 for 7 at the three in Nashville. There are so many different ways they can hurt you.
So we wanted to go a good job of shrinking the floor on the ball screens, of not letting Murray get exactly where he wanted to go coming off the pin downs on the bottom, and we didn’t do a good job of denying their elbow catches which is a huge part of their offense, but we adjusted throughout the game. And that’s been the story of the last two months for us, is the way these guys have adjusted inside of the game.
The bottom line was we needed to get back in transition and keep ’em off the glass. What was the second chance points in the second half for them, was it 2?