Smart: 'That was a shootout at the O.K. Corral'
That was shoot I'd OK corral and but to get where I don't write about that. It was a good exhibition basketball players make him one shot. RT we start. -- -- as a group. He'll simply is going to figures because the players -- great pace to start the basketball game tomorrow. And you know little -- winning -- we had we. Push the pace of the basketball game and now became every guy who was in the right position from golfing standpoint. Got a chance to play it had to come down low level guys to make a play. I got a good job with that so we gotta win in. Sometime he's environment when you when you try to get a win you need to win. -- -- never score and it affected you on top scores in the way. Coach was the same value can mean you know scoring had been will be an issue here in and you get roll off and it thirty plus in every quarter. What's -- say even with the ball to book it just says communicated was in that not a game to show. The guys and we move the basketball we share it. In all social when we didn't do that moment when we stop doing those things what happened we turned the ball over you effect on its internal with twelve points off turnovers. We've been up and eighteen and 24 points the last couple games. It just continue to give film to show guys look to move it. It's what happens we get -- the range really average you know three wins we -- the plate picked up possession and picked up. We we're averaging 37 pick and rolls and that's just spaces for and we took guys on the middle of the floor. -- but I allow our perimeter guys to get in there and and make decisions but it was good job our guys felt I Chuck Hayes did a wonderful job. Coming in and David Lee is playing and playing and also level. All year pretty much over last two weeks for sure. And again most of curry that young man is. Has grown so fast. With his awareness his body strongly now this'll mostly due to the right before in this so much you do because the as a bill passed both hands. It's great to see him making plays but that. But also witnessed him on the bench. You know not a party games economic picture. When you touched on -- there briefly about David Lee he had 22 points in the first half when we scored seven in the second you just talk about the adjustments as you guys made on whether we had -- you know. We went halftime and in just so Jason Thompson that he has to do a better job trying to get David all his sweet spots. And I felt they try to do that the Davis David questionable hands you know so it makes you can't take -- one direction because he'll play -- global clients but yet again. Chuck comes in and makes a big play and start to defend him a certain way that's what chip does he understands. You know playing guys who -- a series low gravity guys. You get a good job but they did a better job of getting David to where they they had to make two or three dribbles to get to this but. As opposed to one quick -- he's in the right. You talk about Aaron Brooks games. Aaron Brooks try to get him due to come on back home from the great wall and start playing at a fast pace here. You -- young man has to get back to push in a basketball and playing at a fast pace he gets its these little -- moments of pockets where. His pace slows down he's not a slow pace guy -- it Speedo. We did that tonight it put us in great position. And he shot the ball extremely well tonight so. I've just got to get him understanding how to play at the pace as an answer for our team tonight and start the game Hawks are in the game obvious -- -- him I say it's all those guys. The point guards that pace of the game is dictated by you. And when you push the envelope a little bit rested team going well either they follow ISO and -- who will run and play in the event I get a good job. You got a little probably is tough cover. To step to shoot the ball was so much range you know you pick him up too far you go by you and he made a couple of big shots to accommodate they made some phenomenal shots. Coach that play or John Salmons went -- -- to pick up to six without a plan my fortieth or were selfless in place and out the biggest thing was. Beats locate where the mismatch -- And I talked your -- was about the Coleman to play and I just go ice ice which is to find it find the other mismatch -- Thomas locate currency if he's not only knew. You got to search where he's at and whoever that guy -- we had split three isolation got a gimmick play for the one time we really want it. Someone to hold the ball and ice. And that was that moment right there so out that was critical that. We want that happened because we had to give this guy out of the game somehow. Hoping that he would try he would baited into following. -- we want to steal he wants that ball and now hopefully get them that would on the right matchup be ready twice. To gauge on the basketball -- in the polls and -- at -- time coming out of regional situation. They switched to put -- somewhere else. And that until there and if if he's now don't you gotta locate where easy and we found the right match. The coach I don't think either team party happy with their defense and I am open is that the kind of style of game like to -- -- up and -- -- sort of like -- well and just gets -- right because we have we still wanna be because -- the the -- -- still -- still believe. We can still be a good defense team and push the pace because we've shown we can do it we've shown we can. You know how many teams we'll have this me shooters on the floor that can make shots from that range. So we still want to -- trouble because we have perimeter players that can move him -- floor we have. Some some bigs that can run the floor. We want the pace so we want to have exciting style of basketball but at the game comes to a -- hold. We can do good things and pick and roll coverage and then we can go into postal would -- The one benefit that we have had a good opportunity of doing is not having to double team and I didn't wanna double David because now you open up for free kick out for three. You wait you know stay home where it gets fifty. Can you get fifty and we stay in the game with a chance of winning by just being down by two time. But fifteen and often for what you down. The last game by nineteen and it wasn't even. Will we see in the head to allow those things this team to get back in the game and about the adjustment you made in the fourth quarter when you put Aaron back in the game Carolina. Look like I want it because I wanted a guy who could really blow -- actually there -- getting by him to put pressure on. I knew would have to force in the -- guard somebody else. You realize there's still them. Get his opportunities there but I wanted to guy that I knew Islam really break someone down and get into the paint and finish -- little plays or drawing kicks -- -- made a Big Three force. You know up in Phoenix and you drop a game you know which -- that game came down to you about 151 half but you seem to shoot threes. Leads aren't that game. You know unless you got a dynamic post up player to -- it now you can just force feed in there in Baghdad make plays or they had to rate of traffic and -- out. But I just thought that. As we move to the game we didn't get rattled we do make a run -- doubles 45 o'clock. And it may get -- now can we make a shot a big shot that was necessary and I thought the one little floated echoes many. And avoid the charge was being in and of course I was in corner three Aaron mate was also being within that time. Until she called the timeout about two minutes into the game what did you notice at that point. We wouldn't you want to send while want to give him just saying that they're gonna probably go to Dave -- the more. To start the game off and I want to make sure. The coverage because they're run a certain time pick and roll. And I want to make sure we if we can read -- pick and roll -- David where the hell would be where to send him. But also they were trying to post up so Aaron Brooks and Seth Curry had his isolation play these -- run the last couple games. Do want to make sure we knew we were sitting in a certain direction which is toward the baseline. And who was to help guy. He has some time all the guys will come. And now you know backside so called timeout because -- they start to run that play physical thing immense -- small guards and I want to make sure they knew exactly who would beat a guy going over to help. On penetration. Who was gonna help the helper and who was gonna help them kick -- pass when we get that clear.
Keith Smart reflects on the Kings ability to contain David Lee and the Warriors.