Optimist Prime, on 27 December 2012 - 09:52 AM, said:
A top ten defense and great record vs sub-500 teams before Davis goes down are both signs of a playoff team.
This three game losing streak of games winnable in the final seconds without our co-leading scorer and most aggressive/talented big does not give good reason for you to brag about calling fans who thought this team at full strength could contend for the playoffs delusional.
I'm just concerned about the extremely difficult stretch of games looming (after we play the Wizard tomorrow). For the next two weeks we have games against the Heat, Knicks, Bulls, Clippers, Trailblazers, and Nuggets. With the exception of the Trailblazers, we are talking about a seriously difficult couple of weeks. Also, it doesn't help that in the last 7 minutes of last night's game, we dropped only a single field goal. That, and allowing Lopez and Vazquez to play like All Stars is a little disturbing. Trying to stay optimistic, though. If we can net a few wins during that stretch, then we might be able to stay relevant going forward.