Due to life getting in the way, I haven’t had much time to blog recently.
But here are some pieces I wrote following the first matchup:
1.) Defending Monk
There obviously no Kenny Williams this time around (who did the lion’s share of the work against Malik Monk in December). And, of course, Theo Pinson has returned to take Williams’ spot as the starting 2 (and likely assignment on Monk). It’s almost comically over-simplistic, but Carolina’s ability to slow down Monk and De’Aaron Fox (and limit their efficiency if that their scoring) will likely determine Sunday’s result. The Heels will need to do a better job against the ball screen than they did in Las Vegas last December.