HOW can you justify in this 6-6 stretch of games losing to the cavs twice and the pacers twice??? and in all 4games the teams scored way over 100 on us and in some cases almost 120. These are BAD BAD teams making us look ever worse. I dont think the old team loses all 4 of those. however the old team would not have held the Heat, hornets and hawks all under 90 either.
people keep comparing what Denver is doing and that they are 8-2. Sure, and felton and chandler are contributing. But they are in no way the focal points of that team. They already had really good players in place playing at a high level Lawson, nene, smith and others. They really dont need chandler and felton to be successful. Its not an apples to apples comparison. They were a good team for a long time before this trade and melo and billups were not the only reason.
So we were 6-3 and heading in right direction and now 3 BAD losses in a row later we are 6-6 and going in the opposite direction. Well so what. IN the NBA things turn around on a dime. Look at the HEat. Losing everyway you could think of and looking bad doing it. On a 5game losing streak with no end in sight with the lakers, grizz and spurs coming up. Now 3 blow out wins later they are going in a different direction. Spurs lookin unbeatable blowing out heat by 30.. Opps they get blown out by 30 by the same Heat team.
I am not saying we are going to flip on Winning like a light switch, but i would not throw in the towel on the season just yet.
First and foremost we need to stop thinking about the 5 seed and worry about just holding onto a playoff spot at this point. They way we are playing we will own the 7th seed very shortly, and with losing 2 to the pacers we helped their cause and now the bobcats and bucks at 9 and 10 are lurking. IF we continue to lose and either of those teams gets hot, we could be on the outside looking in before you know it. I doubt either of them makes up 6 games on us in this short a time before season ends but you never know, we could drop to 8th instead of going up to 5th. thats not how u want to enter the playoffs. We are a laughing stock right now around the NBA. Only wins can make that go away, and with no defense or consistient bench play, those wins will be few and far between.
Sorry for the RANT