Last night's game provided more evidence that Schröder is not a consistent difference maker. Poor shooting (0 for 6); only 2 assists, and 2 turnovers. Meanwhile Pritchard was aggressive and efficient and provided exactly what this team needs: 3 for 4 from beyond the arc and 7 for 10 overall, with 4 assists and just 1 turnover. If I'm the coach, Pritchard is taking Schröder's minutes. And if I'm the coach, I'm taking note of Nesmith's effort and energy. Once again he showed that if given enough time to get comfortable, he can produce double figures in points in just 9 minutes.
These two young guys bring the intangibles, namely passion and shooting that are sorely missing from the rotation. Play 'em!
And take what we can get for Schröder.
P.S. Did you hear what Embiid said after the game? He was talking about the 6ers' previous loss to the Hornets and why Charlotte is a tougher opponent than the Celtics:
FROM ESPN: Embiid said that Charlotte's ball movement gave the Sixers a lot of trouble, whereas Boston's more isolation-heavy offense was easier to guard.
"If you compare, you know, tonight from the other night, it's kind of easier to guard," Embiid said. "Charlotte, they move the ball extremely well. They have shooters all over the place, and they made a bunch of jump shots. Obviously, Boston is more of an iso-heavy team. So it kind of becomes easier to kind of load up and try to stop them."