Honestly, maybe a new Fan post for this recap is a waste of space and time. Perhaps, similar to me watching this game. Perhaps reading this will be a waste of your time. I do apologize in advance if the thought crosses your mind after you're finished.
And to think, i actually recorded this game. So i could do some detailed notes for you guys, maybe even insert a funny line. Well, i will not be re-watching the game anytime, nor do i want to waste your time with detailed notes.
Now, everything i have and will say (write) is only my perspective. I'm a fan of basketball and obviously a supporter of Slovenia, so everything is filtered thru my point of view. That means that what i write is only that - my perspective. And of course i will try to focus on Dragic and how he relates to the team and vice versa.
30 atempted free throws for Spain against Slovenia's 17. Like i said, that's not the reason we lost, it just feels better throwing that out there.
Goran had a few good moves in the 4th quarter, when him and Jagodnik lead Slovenia with a 13:0 run. But that was pretty much it.
When Goran was playing with Lakovic in the lineup, he was mostly running off screens or standing still (very creative offensive play). If Lakovic was on the bench he was playing the point, but you can't be very creative with the team that does not have any fluidity in the offense and players who aren't moving into open space.
I don't get the whole playing 3 guards at once, especially since it is becoming obvious Lakovic and Becirovic are not playing well. Becirovic and Lakovic both looked uncapable of creating any shot. If coach intends to play similar lineups in the future, then i have to say, i'm not sure why he sent Udrih home. Sure, it disrupts the team spirit if one player is above the team and blablablabla. You know what else disrupts the team spirit. Not being able to score.
I think Udrih would match a lot better with Dragic in the lineup and he's also capable of hitting a shot. But, there's still a lot of preparation games to play, so i'm hoping certain things improve. At least to the level where one can watch a game and somewhat enjoys it.
We'll find out soon, what a difference a day makes. Tomorrow (Tuesday night) Spain comes to Ljubljana for a rematch. Sure, the place will be packed and Slovenian fans are one of the best in creating a wonderfull ambient that lifts the home team. But against Spain and with the effort that they showed in this game, the result will probably be pretty much the same.
Take care guys