Originally Posted by polk
The bigger doubt lies in the fact that this team is a jump shooting team. It relies on penetration through pick and rolls and kicking it out for the jumper. When penetration is cut off, the result is a team that swings the ball from side to side around the perimeter and then takes a desperation jumper as the shot clock is winding down.
The jumpers will not always fall and unfortunately this team has no specific Plan B. Pop and we as fans want to believe that the defense will keep them in the game but, while better than past years, it still isn't to the point of the championship years.
I hope the jumpers fall during the playoffs but I have my doubts.
The D is better this year (I know last night but two of our BEST defenders were out, that hurts alot) but I agree on the O part, have seen that in games when things are not rolling! They get stagnant and can't hit a thing out there, seen that a few times this year. I know teams go through dry spells but when you cut off penetration like you said this team looks woahful.
Win or lose this is a game -
You could let it pick your brain for weeks and months, just replay it over and over, won't do you any good at all. When someone loses a loved one and they do that it only brings forth anguish. I feel acceptance is sometimes the key, it happened, now you have to react to it. Giving up is not an option.