Rooscooter wrote:Our defense and offense to a certain extent is the problem not the refs..... Denver shouldn't even be IN a game with this squad if we were playing defense with the same effort as offense....it's that simple. This isn't the same Denver team as last year.... they have taken a pretty big step back IMO and losing to them shouldn't happen.
There were a few bad no calls but the ones saying that it cost us the game are looking for excuses IMO.
Offensively we are only giving Howard touches in lob situations it seems and overall his touches are dwindling from game to game... (sound familiar?). We have Pau running around above the top of the circle being an initiator and shooting 3's.... we have guys like Morris playing and guys like Jamison not....
I could run a pick and roll with the old lady next door and get to the rim uncontested against us right now.... it's that bad out there. Our new center is getting fed up with it now and his frustration is boiling over..... how many of these types of games does it take to light a fire under the rest of the team?....
Blaming the refs is a huge copout, I mean huge.
We played with zero energy, especially on defense. We were way too perimeter oriented. I don't think we had any post ups, but Mike 2 hates the post, event though those are high percentage looks, and that favors our personnel. We pretty much let Denver do whatever they wanted out there.
Denver played harder, hustled harder, they were the aggressor. Refs will always favor the aggressor, and Denver was the aggressor last night. They wanted the win and they played like it. We went through the motions, played stupid basketball and lost.