Irvin did great in the first half. Second half was pretend basketball. Many shots he took were bad. Other shots were "good" within the context of the game but were bad insofar as he will never be able to get those kind of looks against a good defense. THis team which lacks elite creators needs to focus on plays that are sustainable against top competition. Run the offense sets please.
IF you DVR'd the game and are interested I noted the shots that I consider bad shot selection for second half by Irvin:
10:44 with 18 seconds on shot clock.
9:42 with 13 on shot clock
6:42 with 11 seconds on shot clock
4:30 with 19 seconds on shot clock
:49 With 20 seconds on shot clock
He made one of those shots. I don't care. A bad shot is a bad shot.
With the lead, it seemed like Irvin feels entitled to take bad shots. It is not just the missing of the shot that hurts us so much but when Irvin decides to "take over" the game it sucks the life out of the team. I find it hard to believe that any of our players enjoy playing alongside Irvin when he decides to try to act out his "alpha dog" fantasy.