Re: Utah game is y I love this team against anyone not named PACERS in the playoffs!
posted at 2/26/2013 5:11 PM EST
BirdLewisBias, I am not looking at this road trip as a positive, per se. We were 2-3 and I just don't look at the "positives" as you do about the trip. Why give all these excuses for the trip? We lost to a Denver team that I truly believe we're better than. First game post all star break (where he was not an all star) and PP comes out and drops 10 on Denver while KG (tired as hell) scores 12.
We then play in LA who, again, I truly believe we're better than. But we let everybody from Clark, to Artest to Meeks to even Blake and Jamison control and dominate us in every phase of the game. The old battle-tested Celtics would have gone in there and totally ruined LA's night with a resounding victory especially after embarrassing them two weeks before.
Then we go into Phoenix and play a great fast paced game without KG. ABBERRATION GAME!
Then the debacle in Portland against a team that's lost its last 7. I don't care what anyone says about Portland, they are terrible. They have a "decent" starting 5 and nothing else yet we let a guy named "Victor Claver" dominate us on the boards and Wes Matthews light us up in a terrible loss.
Then the very, very good effort against Utah that I truly believe had the effort been there against Denver, Lakers and Portland, we would have had a 5-0 west coast swing.
I say that because just before this swing we escape at home against Chicago and lose against Charlotte.
And let's not even act like we don't see ourselves staring another 3 game losing streak in the face with games at home against GS and away at Philly and Indiana. Then we come back home for Atlanta and then to OKC.
In about 6 games I wonder if we'll be feeling the same way the way this team has performed. We are not guaranteed the 8th spot either.