Raise your hand if you think Boris will fade away by the second half
I know I am starting to sound like a broken record, but this was another game where if we had a go-to scorer, a guy who comes in and scores at will, we might have won this game Unfortunately the only guy who fits that bill was sitting on the bench, resting his left hamstring. We lasted for around 3 quarters, but by the 4th, we appeared exhausted. We had very little defense, we had virtually no offense, and no one on the team could hit a shot in the 4th, which resulted in another loss. We did make it to the foul line more tonight, but we barely hit half of those shots, and we couldn't get 3 pointers to fall like the Cilppers were. 92-87 was the score. Keep reading for some details from the game
DJ White had a positive game again and will most likely fill a need on our bench next year. Boris showed up for about half the game, and that was enough to get him the Sprite Player of the Game, but it wasn't enough for me to give him the TSP Game Breaker award. I give that award to Shaun Livingston. He's about the only guy who gave his all for the entire game. Even DJ Augustin couldn't get any scoring going. Gerald Henderson is playing better than he had been, but he's still struggling withhis jump shot. If you couple our poor shooting with no one slashing to the basket to draw fouls, we just don't have a chance against anyone. This is a horrible fact. No one slashes to the basket. No one posts up down low. Our center and power forward seldom dunk the ball, which is a trait that I do not like. I prefer my big men throwing down shots versus a layup, floater, or finger roll. Those points from the charity stripe easily puts the game close, if not winning them for us. It is true that we got to the line more tonight, but when you are 13 for 22 from the charity stripe, too many points are left unclaimed. We can only pray that a healthy Stephen Jackson, and the return of Tyrus Thomas, gives us back the swagger needed to carry us into the playoffs. In the meantime, we have to hope and pray that the Pacers continue their losing ways and doesn't pull away from us. At this point, all we can honestly say we have is hope. We aren't scoring 90 points per game, and points is what wins games.
TSP TIDBIT...Matt Carroll sprained an ankle tonight, so that eliminated yet another shooter from the lineup tonight.
We have the Bulls stopping by. Great. We're limping along, doing good to score 80 points a game and we're facing a team that is red hot. What do the folks at www.dabullseye.com and www.hornstothehardwood.com have to say? Check them out. I'm sure it isn't nice.
What current Clippers player was a former Charlotte Bobcat?