Why leave starters on late in the game?
We often see and complain about the limited minutes players play.
The games are 40 minutes long and we see players get substituted early and often. I have also heard commentators like Heal saying why are they taking the players out etc etc because how the game is only 40 minutes etc etc.
So why do we VERY VERY OFTEN like today when the game is dead and way way out of reach, do the coaches leave the starters in?
Why did Cairns who had a 20 point lead have all there starters on with 2 minutes to go?
The coach is quick to sub players after 5 minutes when they are fresh and the game is tight only to leave them on when the game is dead.
Also the 36ers had there starters on as well.
Not only that, but the intensity of the team that is well behind goes up especially defensively.
Why are they full court pressing? Why are they double teaming down 20 points with less than 1 minute left?
There is no longer any for and against that may count for or against you come end of the season.
The league just seems to have lost class. There was a time when a team was down massive, they would put the bench on.
Just does not make sense.