Minnesota – Golden State

“He is guarding no one this quarter”

NBA TV broadcasters describing Kevin Love.

I know, I know. The Lakers fans think they are just a signing of Kevin Love, playing him with Kobe to get back into the NBA elite. I’m watching this guy and while putting up some serious offensive numbers (26 points in the 1st half), he’s defensively deficient. This game is now 89-86, Golden State in the 3rd quarter, while Minnesota had a 19-point lead in the second quarter. In the second quarter, Love had a sequence where he got abused on the defensive end, after a score, he didn’t go all the way out of bounds and turned the ball over, then he dribbled the ball off his own leg and out of bounds for another turnover. Not impressive at all.

I suspect being on a playoff contender could help him become a more complete player. Hey, this Ricky Rubio guy is interesting. He can’t shoot, so they pack it in on Love or whoever else Minnesota uses in the post.

Neither one of these teams is defensively accomplished, but they aren’t even working on stops. In BSP’s humble opinion, that’s going to lead to a quick exit for the Warriors.

About bittersportspills

I love sports. I don't love the hype, homerism, ratings talk, self-important egomaniacs, bias or any of the other nonsense you get with the national media. Nor will you get the two clowns on sports talk radio who stage phony arguments. It doesn't make it entertaining. It makes it time to turn on your iPod and jam instead of listening to white noise generators. This is the sports blog for you, the ones who don't like everything Los Angeles or New York. Just because the sporting media is based there doesn't mean we have to like their teams. We do treat them fairly, though. That means if one of those cities has an average QB who plays particularly well...we'll note it. If they're garbage, we'll say so. Instead of crying "why, why, why" like a certain sports media homer did in his radio broadcast. This isn't my job...I have a real one. Nevertheless, I'll post here when I make an observation. Common sense in sports is nearly dead. Now we're attempting to bring it back.
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