We played no D at all, got beaten easily in the paint when we needed a stop or even a simple rebound.
Sadly the game went exactly as I thought it would...after that big win over Miami our guys had no hunger, no energy left to play the Hawks on a back 2 back. Tough schedule aswell.
At least Felton rediscovered his touch. We desperately need a rebounding center who can run the floor....Javale McGee/ DeAndre Jordan though neither of them is available. And of course that second big time scorer to help Amar'e most teams know how to defend him by now and it's really twice as tough for him to score now than it was in october/november.
John Starks said we're two pieces away from going to the Conference Finals/NBA Finals and I think he's spot on with that.
I think trading Gallo/Chandler/Randolph/Fields and various draft picks for
Melo/Jordan or McGee
plus cutting Rautins for White Chocolate
would really turn us into a contender, because our offense and more imprtantly our defense would dramatically improve.
is much better than what we have now.
Just my 2 cents