Re: 5-7 back-to-back record. Embarrassing!
posted at 2/8/2011 4:30 PM EST
In Response to Re: 5-7 back-to-back record. Embarrassing!
embarrassing? i'd say closer to predictable. you've got shak and JO playing footsey on the bench in street clothes every night- remember- they were the big signings? we just got cementfeet perkins back, just lost daniels. you gain one, you lose one. this is an old team. we're trying to hold on for one more cup. the back to back record is predictable to me. you never want to see your team lose, but on the other hand do you want to see kg, ray and paul worn out playing stiffs like diaw, kwame and stevey jackson? it was a bad game tonight. most all the back to backs have been. but it goes with the territory of being old!
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Acie's take on this is one I can live with. Embarrassing, no.
Besides, like I said earlier, a Monday night loss, 2nd half of a back-to-back after a big, emotional win over an arch-rival on Sunday afternoon before a national audience?
An older team that's been depleted by injuries and was even more so last night?
It's a long season and our eyes are on the prize way down the road.
I can't be bothered to get upset over every regular season loss, and to get upset over losing the 2nd half of back-to-backs? Do you get bonus points for winning those or something. LoL.
It was expected going into the season that the 2nd half of back-to-backs would be a problem, and it is. So what? There are no back-to-backs in the playoffs.
I'm happy living with the team we have. We rolled the dice with these guys and it's been enjoyable to root for them for the most part. These ups and downs are very predictable, just not the where and when, what's not predictable is losing Quis to a freak injury and not having Semi for last night's game. Semi would have made the difference for us last night, I believe. but Doc saved him for the Lakers, I hope.
Hopefully, they're being very cautious with Shaq, having seen what he can do, and trying to insure he's ready for the playoffs.
JO will be a bonus, if and when he can play, and Delonte, if he can stay on the floor, will be a big re-addition.