Sefolosha’s Defense Key to Stopping Parker
The move was always there. And it’s one the Thunder have used in the past.
But for whatever reason in Games 1 and 2, Scott Brooks and the Thunder resisted using ace defender Thabo Sefolosha on Tony Parker.
In Game 2, Sefolosha played 15 total minutes. In Game 3, he played 15 minutes in, well, 15 minutes. And those first 15 set an incredible tone for the Thunder. Sefolosha picked up four steals, a block, a couple rebounds and made it pretty clear from the tip that Parker wasn’t going to have it easy.
“That was Scott [Brooks]‘s idea,” Sefolosha said of the switch. “But I think the whole time we were thinking about it and we made the adjustment tonight and it worked out good.”