He was, but the timeout with :02 secs left should have been used before the possession with the ball, down 3. Much more appropriate time to use our last timeout than with :02 secs left in desperation mode.NilesGold wrote: I agree a TO probably should have been called before that Pipkins 3 to draw up something better, but for all I know they were able to draw up something earlier or had a pre-set play they called, maybe it just wasn't executed that well, not too sure. DK did call a TO with 3:59, :46 and :02 left, so it's not like he wasn't using his TO's.
As for Clark, he wasn't guarding Matthews late when Matthews scored 9 in less than 5 minutes, Pipkins, Jarreau and Lewis were guarding him. I'd have to go back to make sure, but I believe Clark was guarding Terrell most of the game, Terrell went 1-6 and scored 4 points in the game.
Clark was 100% covering Matthews over the majority of that timeframe. The biggest shot of the game, IMO, was when Matthews kicked it out to Iverson for the 3 after we had cut it to 4 with 2:45 left. On that play, like the ones before, they put EC in a PnR situation with Clark on him. Clark refused to fight through the screen which gave Matthews a driving lane. Iverson's man (forget who it was) correctly helped and left Iverson wide open in the corner. If Clark fights through that screen, Matthews doesnt have the same lane and Iverson's defender doesnt have to help.
Donte is a big time liability on defense and it's gotten to the point where we have enough quality defenders to either hide Donte on a non scorer or sit him on the bench in crucial defensive possessions. The chances of us winning that game go up if he's not covering Matthews during that stretch.