Playoff R3G2 Toronto Raptors vs Milwaukee Bucks: Lin Ready, Nurse Not Ready Yet
Dear Lord, I just wanna say thank you for my health!! 🙏🏼🙌🏼 #countyourblessings
— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) May 16, 2019
But unfortunately, Coach Nurse sounds like he is not ready to change any rotation including how the bench gave up 7-point lead quickly in the beginning of fourth quarter when Kahwi Leonard sat down.
Nurse re narratives: "In the Game 1 loss to Orlando I didnt play everybody enough. In the Game 1 loss to Milwaukee I played everybody too much. So basically when you lose nobody's ever happy and neither are we. The narratives are narratives and to me they're just a pile of words"
— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) May 17, 2019
Despite the mounting evidence from NBAStats that the Toronto bench (FVV, Powell, Ibaka) dominates the Top 10 worst Net Rating for 3-player lineup, it does not seem like Coach Nurse want to make any changes. Fred VanVleet shows up in 8 out the worst 10 but Coach Nurse is very fond of him and not even willing to give Powell (2-3 shooting from 3s in the first half) more minutes over VanVleet. The lack of adjustment contributed to the starters fatigue but unfortunately Coach Nurse refused to see it.
Worrying for Nurse to stick with the failing playoff lineup@nbastats shows bench (FVV, Powell, Ibaka) dominates the Top 10 worst Net Rating for 3-player lineup
— psalm234 (@psalm_234) May 16, 2019