So, that's what it feels like to have a real point guard for most of a game. EJ's two fouls, fair or not, gave tharpe the chance to get the lions share of minutes and get in an actual rhythm for once.
Tharpe reminded us of what it looks like to actually have your point guard create easy baskets as opposed to creating them for the opposing team.
and tharpe, of course is not an elite point guard at all. It's just that Ellijah is NOT a point, no matter how much self promised to improve his pro prospects. Johnson is fine at the two. he defends well at that position and is better on the break there. Either in the 3 guard lineup or as the first sub, he can still get plenty of minutes.
Never thought id be thanking brent muskburger for his unashamed "change the point guard" campaign during the broadcast.
Self still sounded noncomittal at the half though. Surely he can run a few numbers on efficiency here and figure it out?
Mclemore was aggressive and back to awesome.