Jason Kidd: “One evening, we can take 150 …”

It is quite smooth and monotonous. That’s how you describe Jason Kidd in a press conference. After his team’s loss to the Hawks, the Mavs coach was a little more vocal than usual.

His press conference begins with a question about adjustments to injuries to several players. But the Texan technician prefers to focus on a completely different aspect to explain this failure. ” Regardless of a team’s record, everyone in this league scores or can. So you have to defend. We are not currently defending “, he notes fatally.

Fresh off their fourth straight win last night, the Falcons weren’t worried about scoring: 130 points on 57% shooting, including 50% from long range. Behind Trae Young (18 points on 5/11 shooting and 12 assists), at least seven other players reached or surpassed the 10-point mark.

First of all, this meeting comes after two losses to the Blazers, conceded 136, then 140 points conceded and Damian Lillard and his group were more than 50% successful each time. How then to restore this protection?

It doesn’t matter if it’s Luke, Karim or LeBron

If it is in this group, then we should ask or demand that these children be protected. It’s not just an attack. Tonight we gave up 130 points and the opposing team shot 57%. This (comparable) shooting session. By doing this in this league, it doesn’t matter if Luke is there or not (so that), Karim (Abdul Jabbar) or LeBron (James), you will lose. No matter how many points you score, you will always be missing something “, Jason Kidd continues.

But his team advanced in the field last season. It was even the 6th best defense in the country with 109 points allowed per 100 possessions. This year ? Landing in 25th place with 115 points. ” So until we put more effort in defense and understand what we have to do, we will score 120 points, but we will get 130, 140. One evening, maybe we will get 150, but it will be good because we will have scored. he mocks.

For the “defense” of his team, it should be remembered that Jason Kidd was injured on the field and lost two of his best elements. Tonight, Dorian Finney-Smith (adductor) and Josh Green (elbow) missed 14 and 20 games, respectively. It should be noted that in the last 15 games, “Mavs” continued to win (9v-6d), but their defense sank (120 points from 100 possessions).

This leads Luka Doncic to say with a clear conclusion: ” We are good in attack. We just have to make sure that we give the same effort in defense. »

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Luka Doncic 40 37.4 49.8 35.1 73.0 1.0 8.0 9.0 8.8 3.7 1.6 0.6 2.9 33.8
Christian Wood 41 28.9 53.5 38.3 73.6 1.4 7.0 8.4 1.6 2.1 0.5 1.2 2.8 18.3
Spencer Dinwiddie 44 33.8 46.5 40.5 83.3 0.4 2.6 3.0 5.2 1.6 0.8 0.3 2.4 16.6
Tim Hardaway Jr. 42 29.5 39.0 36.1 79.2 0.2 3.0 3.2 1.5 0.9 0.8 0.1 1.6 14.0
Dorian Finney Smith 31 31.6 40.1 34.5 64.0 1.4 2.6 4.0 1.2 0.9 1.0 0.5 1.9 8.4
Kemba Walker 9 16.0 42.1 25.0 81.0 0.3 1.4 1.8 2.1 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.2 8.0
Josh Green 25 20.3 58.3 44.4 71.1 0.9 1.4 2.3 1.2 0.7 0.9 0.0 2.5 7.0
jade resistant 18 11.1 41.4 26.8 82.8 0.1 1.2 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.1 1.4 6.5
Maxi Kléber 22 25.7 49.0 36.9 78.6 0.9 2.7 3.5 1.0 0.6 0.3 1.0 2.2 6.2
Dwight Powell 40 17.6 73.2 0.0 70.5 1.9 1.9 3.8 0.6 0.8 0.5 0.4 2.8 6.1
Reggie Bullock 43 29.3 36.4 33.8 65.4 0.5 3.0 3.4 1.1 0.4 0.7 0.2 2.2 5.8
Davis Bertans 26 11.1 40.2 37.0 83.3 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 1.2 4.4
Javale McGee 28 8.0 61.5 25.0 54.2 0.6 1.8 2.5 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.6 1.2 3.9
Tyler Dorsey 3 2.8 80.0 50.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Frank Ntilikina 26 13.5 36.4 22.7 66.7 0.2 1.3 1.5 1.3 0.7 0.3 0.1 1.5 2.9
Mckinley Wright Iv 14 9.6 41.7 16.7 62.5 0.3 0.9 1.1 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.2 1.1 1.9
Theo Pinson 23 5.5 35.3 37.5 88.9 0.1 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.4 1.8
Aj Lawson 7 2.9 33.3 33.3 100.0 0.0 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 1.3
Facundo Campazzo 8 6.5 23.1 27.3 50.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 1.1 0.4 0.8 0.0 0.4 1.3

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