BROOKLYN – Portland Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts doesn’t run any crazy offensive scheme. He just tries to get the most out of his talented players. Often this season, that has meant letting his shooters shoot with the rest taking care of itself.
So far, that has been a major key to the success of the NBA’s hottest team. It seems simple, but in a sporting landscape where coaches like to exert influence or control, sometimes giving individuals freedom can get the most out of a ballclub.
A prime example took place in the first quarter of Portland’s 108-98 win in Brooklyn, when Wes Matthews hit four 3-pointers without a miss over the first six minutes.
“After the first one went in, I started hunting a little more,” he said. “The second one went in and I was definitely hunting for it.”