The Roundball Mining Company Film Room is back! Today we are going to compare the Nuggets offensive execution against Oklahoma City in the second quarter to their offensive execution at the end of the fourth quarter. Maybe there is a reason why they struggle at the end of close games.
The film does not lie. Free flowing offense getting shots in the lane versus standing around and awaiting the inevitable horrible shot. I have no idea why they get away from what works in an attempt to do things the way everyone else does. The devotion to iso heavy stagnant sets with one player who is not suited for the role tries to play hero is baffling. Surely over his long and illustrious coaching career George Karl has picked up a few nice plays to run in that situation.
What is interesting is the group that was moving so well was comprised of players who most fans would expect to struggle to score. It looks to me like they could teach the starters a thing or two.