But I like the way we fought at the very end, especially on the defensive end, and especially how good we looked coming out of time outs.
Big early hole, lots of early turnovers by Lin.....Stank ass ref calls at the end (really important ones, to)...whachu gonna do.
Novak and Fields missed wide open 3's at the end, the Hornets clanked a huge desperation tres.
And you can never overlook an NBA. Hornets played ppl fairly tough this season, too, despite L's.
Regroup for the Mavs, build on our positives -- get JR Smith going, get Melo healthy..and let's prime ourselves to take down MIA in bigtime momentum game.
My fav part of the game was when shumpert was jacking up 3's with 22 seconds on the shot clock on three seperate occasions. I had to check my eyes for a second to make sure it wasnt TD.
Pretty annoying watching that game. All the turnovers in the first half killed us basically.
But considering how poorly the team played in stretches, they dug deep and kept it close. For the most part the defensive rotations were fine, a couple of lapses gave up easy points (plus stupid and 1s).
I think they'll learn a lot from this one, I'm not too disheartened.
i rather them lose now... learn from it.. get mad, and come harder.. so we could be ready for over .500 teams.... its ok this lost happened for a reason... now lets move on
See how eager the refs were to call that **** on Fields after we defensively swamped NO again following an inbounds?
The two (no)calls alone on Lin at the end were just utter gifts to NO. When it was obvious we were outplaying them, gaining momentum, and making the type of defensive stops that could put them away.
No point dwelling, though. Lin has to cut down on TO's (it'll improve), we won't be janking wide open looks like we did tonight very often, and we are about to get our best player back on the court (not to mention another weapon in Smith)
We got a Jackasss as an Interim GM plus the worst headcoach in the NBA....
Dantoni was able to get rid of a personal hated player (Balkman), plus add a
22 minute JR Smith and a 34 minute Melo to next week 8-man rotation....
Poor-Poor Lin will have to build again...