Celtic Nation Forum Post –> I only watched one Red Claws game (Melo’s explosive triple-double), and based on what I saw I feel the patient approach is the right way. I want to see his offensive repertroie look more fluid and being more consistent. He won’t be able to get by with just dunking the ball everytime. That goes for his defense as well. I’m sure he’s still learning how to defende one-on-one, though the quality of post players aren’t nearly as good. But Melo has to start somewhere. And may someone please teach him how to keep blocked shots in play? He does it sometimes, but I want him to do it every time. There’s no better way to ignite a fast break than to recover a blocked shot and outlet the ball to someone. Lastly, he has to work on his timing on blocked shots. Those refs in the D-League don’t always get the call right. I saw a few Melo blocked shots that should had been goal tending. He’ll figure out better judgement when proper discipline is applied.
With that being said, here’s the box score from last night’s game:
- Melo was back in the starting lineup and didn’t disappoint, leading the team with 26 points. His shooting was fantastic, as he was 9-10 from the field and 8-9 at the FT line. Add 7 rebounds and 3 blocks and Melo was a force in the comeback.
The Red Claws might have found a true PG in case Mack never comes back. Andre Barrett had a Rondo-like 17 assists (3 turnovers), 7 rebounds and 8 points on 2-10 shooting. Silas took the demotion in stride, likely moved to SG as he was second on the team with 23 points.
Wright poured in 22 points and Downs had 20 points with 6 steals.