Making the Playoffs is looking like a crapshoot at this point. It's starting to require that other teams lose more than we win.
WMC is exactly the same as it has been all season long. This loss was like a carbon copy of almost every single one of our losses all season long. Honestly, would Trodgers or one of the stats guys here figure out how many 15+ deficits the Lakers have faced this season? it seems like that is the magic number, they get to a 15 point deficit(sometimes a little worse) and then spend the rest of the game fighting a majorly uphill battle, even coming close to stealing the W, but it's always too little and too late.
I feel like that exact same scenario has happened at least 8 or 9 times this season, where the Lakers play well, even great, but only after they are basically too far from being able to win the game. The more important point is that the Lakers allow this to happen so often. We all know Basketball is a game of runs, but for the Lakers, opposing team runs are RUNS. It'll be 7-0 in a minute or 10-0 in 2 minutes. It's just embarrassing how quickly teams are able to score against us. Not all the time, but that's what makes it even worse, because it doesn't have to be all the time. It's just that it happens at least once or twice a game with such consistency.
I just haven't really seen anything like this before. The Lakers are so consistently bad in one of the weirdest ways possible. Because so many of the mistakes they make, it's like rec league stuff, it's like peewee league stuff. Just complete lack of basketball fundamentals. But then they will have scoring runs that are completely respectable, then they'll have back-to-back-to-back stops that are completely effective, but it just feels like for every positive step forward there is a negative two steps back.
But right now, I'm just really straining to see how making the Playoffs is going to be possible. With the upcoming schedule, that really has the potential to be the deciding stretch of this season, and oh yeah we just lost 2 in a row before it even started.
Last edited by Forward Three
on Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.