wcsoldier81 wrote:^^^^ pb is we don't take advantage of our size against the Cheat ... 1-5 against them , only win coming against a Bosh less Miami team ...
Watching our team being clueless about how to attack fronting post defense is mindblowing ...
Overall , we never had a full roster all season long ... you just don't click as a team in a couple of weeks and beat the best teams in the league ... it basically never happened
^^ Good point wc, and that's another reason I hate the D' Antoni hire. I don't have much faith in him to utilize our size because, let's face it, that's NEVER been his strength as a coach. If we play small style ball with Pau out on the perimeter shooting threes we would get swept.
You are quite right that it's very difficult for a team to it around towards the end of the year and come on strong to beat the best teams in the league. That said, I still think if this roster is healthy, we ARE one of the best teams in the league. Now we'll have to prove it of course. But again, I don't hate our chances against half the teams that are up at the top right now. I think we could beat SAS and Memphis. I have my doubts about Denver and the Clips, but I don't think either of those teams is insurmountable either especially if we play them in the second round, not the first.
The one team that I cannot figure out how we get over is OKC. If we play them in the first round I think we are toast. In fact, even if we didn't see them until the WCF, I am just not seeing us getting over on them. They are hungry, they have speed, athleticism, youth, superstar play from Durant and Westbrook, and front line defensive strength and rebounding in Porkins and Chewbacca. Plus home court? Lordy. They look like our kryptonite for sure.
The CHEAT do not scare me the way OKC does. I feel like we have a chance against Miami. I'm not able to envision beating OKC in a series. But maybe someone will knock them out?