lakerfan2 wrote:Way to take the air out of the room.
Realistically, yes, you're right. We do have to admit that they are better than us. But who said teams like Phoenix, Sacramento, hell, Washington would take us in the season. Albeit, playoffs and the regular season are completely different, but it's not like those teams folded.
Through 3 quarters we kept in line with San Antonio with probably some of the sloppiest play I've seen from us. What I did like from that game was our scrappiness. We were still fighting. The effort was there.
Maybe it's talent that didn't get us the over the top, but I wouldn't count us out based on one (bad) game. Give this team a chance, as slim as it is. This year has been a total crapshoot and everyone knows it.
Enjoy the fight, because this is the most we've seen from them all season. We're tired, we've beaten, we're bruised, but we're not down...yet.
Just count us out when we're out.
Well, we may have lost to PHX/SAC/WAS, but San Antonio also lost to us once. I'm not sure PHX beating us has any more meaning in the long run than us beating SAS once.
I do agree though that the team has shown a scrappiness and fight we're not used to seeing from them collectively. I guess it's good that they are in the playoffs and they are trying. They'll get less a pat on the back for that from me than a slap on the wrist for not doing that ALL the time.
It's time to accept reality, and that reality is we are essentially guaranteed to lose this series and probably in a sweep or 5 game fashion. I'm ok with that in the sense of, I don't believe this team is currently good enough to win it all. But you know what, I'm not going to stop hoping. I'm not going to stop getting excited if/when the Lakers go on a 10-0 run to take an 8 pt lead in game 2. The hope is still there, but, we can't be so foolish to possibly believe, after analyzing all of the games and stats and plays, that we will win this series whether the series is at 0-0, 0-1, or 0-3.