SportVU Matchup Data: Matching Up With Monta
With SportVU data, we break down Saturday's playoff action, with a closer look at Kevin Durant's continued struggles against Memphis' perimeter defenders, Paul George slowing down Jeff Teague, Monta Ellis finding success against Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James' efficiency against both Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Chris Douglas-Roberts.
Kevin Durant again struggled when matched up against Memphis' perimeter defenders in the half court.
|Matchup Time %*||26%||53%|
Marc Gasol Offense
Gasol continued his strong performance against the Thunder, going a combined 8-for-17 when matched up versus Ibaka and Perkins.
|Matchup Time %*||52%||16%|
Mike Conley struggled eliminating dribble penetration, allowing five drives to Westbrook and four to Reggie Jackson.
|Reggie Jackson||Beno Udrih||4:49||6|
|Mike Conley||Reggie Jackson||8:32||6|
|Russell Westbrook||Courtney Lee||6:11||6|
|Russell Westbrook||Mike Conley||6:07||5|
|Reggie Jackson||Mike Conley||3:37||4|
In Game 4, Paul George was again the primary defender responsible for keeping Jeff Teague in check. While Teague was efficient when matched up with George, he was relatively inactive. In less than half the time matched up versus Pacer point guards, Teague scored the same amount of points.
|Matchup Time %*||59%||25%|
Paul George continues to be shadowed by DeMarre Carroll. Carroll matched up with George for 72% of the time George was in the half-court. George shot 4-for-9 and 1-for-2 from three versus Carroll, good for nine of his points.
Ian Mahinmi has been a positive defensive contributor in the playoffs thus far but really struggled against Millsap in Game 4. Millsap went 5-of-6 and 2-of-3 from three when guarded by Mahinmi, scoring 15 points. Hibbert fared much better, holding Millsap to 2-of-7 shooting and 1-of-2 from three.
In Kawhi Leonard's efficient Game 3 versus the Mavericks he attacked multiple defenders efficiently.
Duncan was primarily shadowed by Dalembert throughout the game. 75% of the time Dalembert was playing half-court defense he checked Duncan. On 23 touches, Duncan went 4-for-8 from the floor and scored eight points.
Shawn Marion spent significant time guarding Tony Parker in Game 4 with 51% of his defensive minutes against Parker. Parker did find success with dribble penetration, recording eight drives against Marion but only went 3-of-6 from the floor.
Leonard and Ginobili split time guarding Monta Ellis in Game 4.
LeBron was defended primarily by Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Chris Douglas-Roberts in Game 3 of the series.
In Game 3, LeBron and Wade were efficient when attacking Chris Douglas-Roberts, they have combined for 5-of-9 for 12 points.
Al Jefferson is battling through an injury but has still found some success against the Heat.