On an off night shooting, you have to find a way to score. Kudos for that.
And yet go 8/8 on the FT line? If you can hit FTs, how do you miss all those shots?
Just a bad shooting night from 3, but he’s also just not a good ballhandler and was driving haphazardly into the lane hoping to get bailed out (which the rockets repeatedly obliged). None of his drives or attempts at the rim (and I use that last phrase sarcastically) looked like he had any chance of finishing.
Look, I don’t hate bridges as much as it obviously seems from my posts tonight. He’s a terrific team defender. He’s an above average on ball defender. He’s become an excellent 3 point shooter and has developed a counter little pull up to close outs. But he’s just neither a shutdown defender nor an offensive creator. He’s just not. And as a result his ceiling will always be elite role player. He doesn’t have middleton-like evolution in him imo. Feel free to disagree, it’s a free world.