I thought for sure someone would give Stan Van Gundy the message.
Surely, someone in the Orlando front office sits around and reads the internet all day and gets their ideas from writers on a website like this one. I just knew that Van Gundy would get the message that in order for Orlando to win, they had to feed Dwight Howard the ball.
Orlando got pummeled by Boston 112-94. Howard finished just five of thirteen from the field with 12 points and 12 rebounds.
Lackluster defense on the perimeter allowing Eddie House to go crazy from deep combined with Orlando taking poor shots as well allowed Boston to pull the momentum of the series back in their favor.
So I figured I would try to relay my message again. Dwight Howard is seven feet tall. He is 265 lbs. When he sets up deep in the paint and catches the entry feed with his back to the basket, he is either getting fouled or getting two points.
It sounds simple enough to me. Just try it. If it don't work, go back to shooting 40 three pointers a game.
On a small positive note, JJ Redick can shoot. If you're gonna let anyone throw it up from downtown all day, let it be him.