Rahk’s strength is that he always, for about three years now, finds ways to make positive contributions if he’s struggling overall - his layup and three late in the game, as well as his possession saving dive for the loose ball at the end attest to this.
I’ll also say this for Mathews - while he’s been blindingly terrible on offense, he has still managed to retain value by how hard he plays defensively and on the glass, as well as his solid passing vision. He had two really big dimes tonight, he’s somehow our best rim protector, and you really feel his absence when he’s not on the floor defensively. I feel like from Manny to Hardaway to Irvin, we’ve had a run of wings who would check out if the game wasn’t going their way, and Matthews hasn’t.
That said…man, the game really needs to start going his way. Any attempt at this point seems lucky to draw iron.
Finally - you have to feel happy for Duncan for how he’s played the last few games, he’s worked so hard on D and is actually reliable now, it’s good to see the shots go down finally. Hopefully Charles can follow suit.