Before the series started, I thought Tayshaun Prince's biggest contribution would be slowing down Andre Iguodala. Instead, Prince has flat-out stopped Iggy while still having the energy to carry Detroit's offense for long stretches. From Marc Narducci of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
"Whenever I get by [Prince], there is always somebody there, and they do a good job of drawing charges," Iguodala said. "It is kind of playing with my mind, trying to find out where everybody is on the court."
There is too much thinking going on and not enough instinctive reacting. The Sixers should let Iguodala run off screens and run the break, but should take the decision-making out of his hands and have him concentrate on defense.
Prince, by the way, has shot 19 for 21 in the last two games. It's about time the Sixers focused on stopping him, because most of his teammates have been inconsistent.
Also, I found this interesting -- Flip Saunders isn't the only coach in this series being second-guessed for his rotation:
In the playoffs, coaches shorten their benches. Cheeks should be subbing more and having the Sixers pressure Detroit all the time, trying to wear down the older players.
That means giving Rodney Carney, one of the most athletic players in the league, a few more minutes. Is it any coincidence that Carney's longest stint - 21 minutes, 24 seconds - came in Game 3, the Sixers' best effort of the series?