Andray Blatches boxes out with his eyes

Another video against the Spurs.  In this short video clip, notice how Andray Blatche quickly looks at the offensive player as the shot is going up.  Rather than put a body on him… he looks at him.  The rebound goes long and guess who is there to get the ball… no not Andray Blatche.  See if you can catch John Wall’s expression at the very end of the clip.

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Tough match-up and self-inflicted wounds limit JaVale McGee’s effectiveness

Yes, JaVale McGee is young. Last month he turned 23 – happy belated birthday JaVale. He is also still trying to adjust to being a starting Center in the NBA. And in this particular game he was squaring off with one of the games best, the grizzled 26 year old veteran, Dwight Howard.

Playing fairly sparingly (16:59), JaVale managed 2 points on 1-5 from the field. A few of those shots were of the very low percentage variety – off-balanced and fading away from the basket. Given his shot selection, it is not a surprise that he did not manage to get to the line. He also finished with 1 rebound, 1 blocked shot and 3 personal fouls. And as his +/- indicates (-7), it was clearly not one of JaVale’s most productive games. Dwight Howard finished with a fairly pedestrian – for him – 22 points and 15 rebounds.

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