I watched their 3/3 Alabama game and was totally unimpressed. The announcer made the comment that whoever gets the upper hand in transition would win the game. I think that’s an obvious advantage for us. Their half-court offense is pedestrian. DJ Hogg doesn’t work that hard, isn’t that athletic and will get locked down by Matthews. On the other end, Matthews needs to exercise good judgment on his drives and pass out when need be, rather than turn it over in the lane, as he is apt to do. He will have a clear quickness advantage over Hogg.
Stark is no good in the half-court. He did most of his damage in transition and his few blow-byes were on unsettled semi-transition mismatches on bigger dudes. I think X can deal with him.
Moe needs to come ready to play. If he does, we can blow them out. This is a good game to trade 2’s for 3’s.