puffyusaf#2 wrote:Rooscooter wrote:nameant wrote:Even if we were #1 in the west this was gonna be a tough game to get. Second night of a back to back in Denver against a young, energetic team?
Tough game against a pretty tough opponent these days. The reality is on a neutral court with rest Denver is a better team.... hurts, but it's the truth.
I don't agree Roos. Denver is explosive that is true. However, they broke out their margin of victory in the second quarter when we looked like we were in quicksand. The second half we out played them pretty effectively. Missed free throws and not getting back really hurt us. I am not saying we are a great transition team but we do seem to get better as the games progress. I look at the few blown layups by us, the weird rebounds or bounces and everyone clanking free throws and say if we cleaned up one of those its a different game. I know "If "IF" was a fifth we would all be drunk" but for me I didn't see a convincingly better team in Denver.
Well Puffy..... we can debate player vs player or coach or system or whatever..... what we can't debate is results. They are 8 full games in front of us and have the decided edge head to head. That's the only metric that counts isn't it?
Missing free throws is what we need to get used to as a fan base if Howard is staying. He isn't getting any better than maybe 55% or so.... that means we start games 5 to 7 points in the hole from the tip off......
That's the crazy thing about this season isn't it? We swap Bynum for Howard and Fisher/Sessions for Nash and drop 20 games in the standings..... The only ones still living the dream are the fans at this point.
The team is what it is..... that is not really that good. Injuries have hurt but I'm not sure we can point to them because even when we weren't that injured we weren't that good.
We're too "shallow" and we have too many "Alphas" who aren't that good off the ball. We have no "balance" on the floor and are running a system that has never won a championship. We have a GM that has given glowing votes of confidence in both Howard and the system/coach..... That's what it is.....