Defensive Woes, part 3

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Philadelphia, here we are. I was matched up with Jrue Holiday to start the game, but that didn’t last long.

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He was knifing us up early. However it wasn’t my bad defense getting me pulled off of him that cut our head-to-head short.

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Not again. This happened between me and Luol Deng in the Finals. A lower back strain will keep Holiday out for a week or two, but more immediately I’m now facing Louis Williams.

nba2k11 2011-05-23 01-06-13-32I ended the first quarter with 12 points,1 rebound, 2 assists and 2 steals. I had 21 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists and the same 2 steals at the half, but Williams was playing well too.

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He shot over me and got by me on a regular basis. What the hell? I was better then this in Denver, so what happened?

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Williams dunked on me, so I made a point to get a big dunk at the other end the very next play.

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Lou didn’t jump, but I got the dunk I wanted. Check out the halo, too.

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I only scored 7 points in the third, but got 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in that quarter alone.

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We won the game 83-74 and I finished with 34 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals but 3 turnovers on 50% shooting. I also committed 4 fouls. I was off again, especially on defense. If I were still in Denver, we would have lost this game. However, with 14 points from both Joe Johnson and Josh Smith and our good defense, we won. I would have had half as many assists in Denver, as well, thanks to players bricking easy baskets

And you wondered why I came to Atlanta.

- Rick Daniel

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