Finally!!.....A win...... now lets breathe!!
Now normally, after a sizeable lead, and then we let the team back into the game not once, but twice!! and we still win. I'd say to myself despite the win Im disappointed in our game. But, with this team, Im going to say I think we've made great strides tonight. With our cohesian and chemistry. We showed glimpses of what we could be, offensively and defensively.With that being said, Im not letting them off the hook, we must continue to work hard on it and try to bring those glimpses of brilliance together for a full 48 minutes.
Consistency, and focus. I feel like with the early lead and the way the game was going we got complacent and comfortable, and wasnt expecting any fight from their bench players and thats how they cut the lead down. Once then, we turned it back on and push the lead up again and then relaxing again, as if they were going to roll over and let us win. This is something we discovered last year, we are not a turn it on, turn it off type of team. It starts and ends with our stars, With a team of a bunch of new rotational players you cant say its them. Rondo, Pierce, and KG have got to set a better example of this. There is no relax time, except when you're on the bench catching a breather.
Im not sure if Sullinger started because I missed the tip off but when I tuned in he was already on the floor so im assuming he must have started. Thats great to see!! I love Bass and realize that right now he is the better player but I think we are a completely different team with Sullinger on the floor. Besides, thats one less body hanging around outside of the post waiting to shoot a jump shot. He brings somewhat of an inside game, and obviously a few more offensive oppurtunities with his rebounding. Something tells me that had he been in the game late when Kg missed that final shot Sullinger would of been in the paint to contend for the rebound, as everyone else was outside of the paint waiting to see if kg would swing it to them for a jumpshot.
All in all, it wasnt pretty but we got a win!! the first one of 12-13!!