You have to believe that a few well-chosen words and encouragement from loved ones can be as effective as a good video session. For Reggie Bullockmissed his Game 5 in Phoenix altogether (0/5 shooting for 0 points in 35 minutes), it was a phone call from his mother that boosted his morale and prompted him to attack Game 6 with the knife between his teeth.
“I knew I had to recover. I talked to my mother and she gave me a lot of energy. The family gave me a lot of energy so that I could continue taking photos. My mother has been a fighter and a winner all her life. She doesn’t back down, and I got that from my mom when it comes to basketball.”
Back to the origins
His mother’s speech must have been motivating as Reggie Bullock delivered his best game of these playoffs, with 19 points on 7/15 shooting including 5/11 3-point shooting and 7 rebounds in the Mavs’ brilliant success in Game 6 of the Thursday. night (113-86).
“It’s just a lot of family support. You always have to have that. Loved ones are the ones that really matter, they give me a lot of energy and I’m just going to play for them.”he added.
For Jason Kidd, Reggie Bullock’s mismatch was nothing to worry about. The strategist simply considered that this type of mishaps can happen, highlighting the complicated performance of his team as a whole.
“It’s hard to score when you lose the ball. We lost 18 in Game 5. The guys had no chances in that game. When you turn the ball over that many times against a really good team, guys can’t shoot. We saw the ball in Game 6 (only six “invoicings”), and Reggie had great opportunities from the beginning.”
A defensive mission to put his head back in place
To revive him, Jason Kidd, for his part, chose to entrust him with a great defensive mission. After all, when the ball no longer fits, it is also by defending hard that you put your head back in its place.
“We asked Reggie to hold his own against everyone, and he was up to the challenge.”he added. “I started playing it against Devin Booker just to see what would happen, just to make it harder for him. Booker is an incredible player. But Reggie did a good job.”
So it was Devin Booker’s turn to experience a difficult evening in attack with 19 points on 6/17 shooting, but above all, eight turnovers! “Sometimes the shots don’t go in, but he’s a great shooter and a great defender. He helped us a lot tonight.”Luka Doncic underlined.
After this huge success, the Mavs are ready to approach this Game 7 the right way. On hostile terrain, the cohesion and unity of the group will be decisive if Dallas wants to achieve the feat. As was the case with Jalen Brunson or Dorian Finney-Smith against Reggie Bullock in this series, the Texans’ salvation will depend on the level of performance of an entire team.
“We have real dogs here. We have worked hard all season. I’m sure nobody sees us winning Game 7, but we stay focused and keep working. We believe in our abilities on both sides of the pitch.” Reggie Bullock concluded.
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|2018-19 *||All the teams||63||30||41.2||37.7||85.9||0.4||2.4||2.8||2.1||1.7||0.6||1.0||0.2||11.3|