SALT LAKE CITY, UT - MAY 5: Tony Parker #9 of the San Antonio Spurs shoots over Gordon Hayward #20 of the Utah Jazz during the fourth quarter of Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs at EnergySolutions Arena on May 05, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Spurs won the game 102-90. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
The Utah Jazz had two nights between Game 1 and 2, and another two nights between Game 2 and 3. As a result -- they had as much time as possible to get some film sessions in and work on things in practice. Tyrone Corbin brought a new look on defense in Game 3: he used Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks on the San Antonio Spurs Tony Parker early and often. Devin Harris played great defense against Parker early in Game 2, but tired out down the stretch. And let's be honest, Parker has carved up Harris. And let's be even more honest, our roll men defenders have 'shown' pretty poorly on pick and rolls this series. Gordon has the length and recovery ability to change shots, and Burks has the youth, tenacity, and quickness to keep up with Parker. It's good to keep switching who is on Parker as best to prevent him from adapting to what we're doing that quickly.
The Jazz want to make Parker a jump shooter, so on all of his many screens the Jazz ball handler defender has been going UNDER the screen. When Parker gets in the paint he either finishes, gets to the line, finishes and gets to the line, or makes the best pass to beat our defense -- and get the ball to a shooter. Making him take jumpers from 18 feet, even if he's making them, is still a better thing for the Jazz to handle than having to deal with all the other head aches he causes.
What do you qualitatively feel about Corbin putting Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward on Tony Parker?
Tyrone Corbin having to put Gordon Hayward and Alec Burks on Tony Parker is:
Desperation (26 votes)
A solid coaching move he should get credit for (47 votes)
Evidence of how useful and versatile these players are on both sides of the floor (66 votes)
Still not doing much to make life difficult for Tony (54 votes)
... is Raja Bell still getting paid every 1st and 15th of the month? (48 votes)
241 total votes