Something has certainly been off with Vick. I’ve also thought he looked injured. Or tired… or perhaps it’s just a mental thing. Either way an obvious slump for him right now. Hopefully it isn’t an injury. We sure need his game.
Most late-game strategy is usually to get the ball in the hands of your best scorer and then clear out. Sometimes it is made more difficult with ball screens. I’m not a fan of that, most of the time because ball screens can fail easier at the end, when defense knows it has to stand up. In the least, the screener better have good offense himself, opening for a potential pick and pop/roll or otherwise you just invite a double-team on your #1 scorer.
And then there are the “twists.” Those are the secondary options. So your big scorer is being doubled in his iso and is fighting to drive for shooting space… then he feeds another open shooter to take the winning shot.
I love to see this happen. I love to see unexpected heroes!