|mbuser (4316 posts) 3/16/2013 11:59 AM|
Guys talked. They came out to play. Especially Robinson, who provided a defensive effort the likes of which we’ve never seen from him. And against Curry, who scored 54 points on the Knicks this season in Madison Square Garden and is eighth in the league in scoring.
“The one thing that stood out, Nate was really into the ball,” said Thibodeau in something I’ve never heard from him all season. “I thought his ball pressure was very good. We’ve got to do that all the time.”
That’s where Hinrich is missed the most. Robinson can be a heck of a scorer and is one of the more athletic players on the team, exciting and enthusiastic. But ball pressure on the perimeter is one of the keys to the Bulls locking up the opponent. Without Hinrich the Bulls generally don’t have it. On Friday, Robinson showed if he wants to he can, and he probably heard plenty about his game in Sacramento.
“We had a long talk about things that needed to be addressed as a team,” Robinson said without elaborating. “Then move forward. Coach said we need to play like that every night. Go on the attack for as long as we can.”
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