More points in the second quarter than in the second half.
The lack of fight is depressing.
What’s there really to say?
It’s tough to say “wow, this 24-13 team really needs shaking up”, but then again…the evidence points to such a thing needing to happen.
Was Rudy really ready to come out and rejoin the team? Or was the offense in the first half (plenty of points, but NO really good cutting/passing/ball movement) a mirage fabricated by Rudy trying to “get his”?
Is there something going on in this locker room that hasn’t yet seen the light of day?
Are the flying rumors affecting the team more than we think?
They couldn’t be affecting the team more than is apparent, now could they? This team is running in quicksand.
This game, in particular, looked like a drunk guy was playing pool against a sober player much better than himself for 24 minutes and was self-satisfied…but he kept hitting the keg, and soon those banks and tough cuts (i.e. the unassisted shots from the first half) stopped going in (i.e. 28 pts in the second half), and the superior player started running the table calmly and coolly (i.e. 33 assists on 44 Spurs FG’s, with 9-18 on threes). Soon, the drunk guy gives up and loses and goes home.
This game provides a pretty good example of how % FG’s assisted can demonstrate offensive efficiency (see above-mentioned Spurs stat) and offensive futility (11 ast on 29 Grizzlies FG’s). Yes, I understand that the Grizzlies were over 50% assisted in that “game” against the Clippers Monday, but that was pretty unusual. Parker, as he is wont to do, picked the Grizzlies apart.
Frustration has got to be creeping in-will Levien and Co’s silence of late lead to a move (OR MOVES?).
Keeping the rant short tonight-got a four-year-old who STILL won’t go to sleep…