Jonathan Auping identified a Jordan Crawford and-one finish in transition as summing up the lack of effort the Pacers put forth last night. No doubt, that play was ugly. But in looking at that play, I found the play before it to be more troubling, particularly when you consider what Jared Wade had to say about lack of execution in his piece on the Pacers’s search for an identity the other day.
I broke down the two plays here, narrating my thoughts, as well as throwing in some audio I had picked up from Frank Vogel and David West. There’s only so much you can get from this kind of navel-gazing, but it’s occasionally worthwhile to thoroughly dissect a play like this.
Author’s note: Apologies to Jonathan if I butchered the pronunciation of his name.