Sixers Plan to Let Garnett Keep Shooting
It was kind of like the Sixers chose to pick their poison. Do they let veteran Kevin Garnett shoot the ball from the perimeter, or do they run out at him and force him to pass the ball to Ray Allen or Paul Pierce and let them shoot it?
If Garnett wants to keep shooting those long two-pointers, the Sixers are going to let him.
The Sixers’ defensive philosophy is simple: they will give up shots in the “yard,” the area between the paint and the three-point line more readily.At the end of the day, Collins reasons, teams get beat in the paint and on three-pointers. The odds are in their favor that they won’t get beat on long two-pointers.
So if the Celtics want to chuck up those long twos, they’re going to get them.