Day 1 gave us a wild 1-on-1 Green Bracket matchup between Bob Cousy and Robert Parish. The voting went back-and-forth between the two with Bob Cousy ultimately pulling it out. The final voting was 108-107… amazing. Congrats, Cooz, you now get to face 8th overall seed Kevin Garnett in the next round.
Today, we head over to the White Bracket (where Paul Pierce is the #1 seed). Our Ultimate 1-on-1 game today pits 10th overall seed Sam Jones against #23 Dino Radja. Here's the breakdown.
(10) Sam Jones
1-on-1 Advantage: Shooting. Jones used the bank shot as a deadly weapon. Super-quick first step allows him to clear space.
1-on-1 Disadvantage: at 6'4" and less than 200 lbs, he could be pushed around by a stronger player.
(23) Dino Radja
1-on-1 Advantage: Size. At 6'11", Radja can be a big roadblock in the lane. He also displayed a decent mid-range touch.
1-on-1 Disadvantage: Speed. Not very quick, Radja can be succeptible to a quick guard. If he backs off a quick guard, a good shooter can pick him off from deep.