Felt like a real breakout game for Izaiah. During the middle-stretch of the 2nd half, where we have struggled to keep a lead, his energy and play around the rim generated the offensive efficiency that is needed to keep a team at bay. And yes, that Josh Reeves impersonation was special!!
Dare I say… but this thought came to me. With the way this team plays D, I think we’ll be defending a lot of 2nd half leads. I would argue that if Izaiah can play like this more consistently, he should get more floor time WITH A LEAD than Wheeler. Wheel’s D is unmatched, but when protecting a double digit lead, we need buckets as much as we need stops and I really loved how IB ran the offense last night when given the chance.
Something to think about.