The NBA has changed drastically over the years. Players like Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James, and Denver Nuggets' Nikola Jokic have changed the game into a style we have never seen before. The other night when they took on the Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers coach Ty Lue tried something different in an attempt to slow down Luka Doncic.
Lue used his seven-foot center Ivica Zubac to attempt to shackle the All-Star guard. Before that game, Lue jokingly said he might put Zubac as well on Curry, but Warriors coach Steve Kerr wasn't quite sure if it was truly a joke.
“Yeah, I watched that game last night and it was interesting, not surprising given that Ty is not afraid to try some different things,” Kerr told ClutchPoints. “Generally, he's gonna mix it up. Mix up coverages and matchups during a game anyway, and it wouldn't actually surprise me if he did that. There's a method to his madness.”
The two coaches have faced each other in the biggest games possible in the last 10 years. So they know each other very well. Kerr and Lue have won championships with the Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, respectively and both have had the opportunity to coach some of the greatest players to ever live.
If Zubac is assigned to guard Curry, it's going to look strange, but Lue isn't doing it for no reason. He believes it can work to a certain extent and it might help them get a win.
The Warriors are 42-14 while the Clippers are 28-30.