Atlanta, with a good coach, chose to rest their star for a good long stretch in the 2nd quarter. Our coach, a completely clueless one, never heard of the idea of leaving something in the tank for the 4th quarter. Would playing Mohammed more help? Nope. Not playing him at all would help though. Ditto for Flip Murray. Dyess? Quetionable of late. Which begs the question, who should play. Maxiell, absolutely, and he could play both forward positions. If Maxiell played 35 minutes in this game, that could have meant 10 more minutes of rest for Tay, 10 for Rip, with Delfino playing more shooting guard shooting guard, and Sheed also being rested by JMAX some. And Delfino could play a lot more. As could Blalock. We have no lack of quality players. Just a coach who can't help overplaying his starters. Not because he believes in wearing his starters out. Because he chokes, game after game, and forgets any plans he made before the game began.