You all saw Jermaine right? At the end of the game while his teammates walked off the floor, he sat there and stared. I KNOW he had to be pissed off. Carlisle looked back and told him to "Come on", and he just sat there. Bird looked down and Jermaine, and he just sat there. I hope he calls this team out badly tonight.
That's just the way this season has gone and something that I fear won't change anytime soon.
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Interesting read so far. Unfortunately this was one of the few games I got to watch. With out Quins we really really need Granger to be aggresive and punish the defense for triple/double teaming the post.. this was not the game for Tin's to decide not to take shots but I gues he's still feeling the heat last time he took all the shots when we were missing Quins..
just as a side note... 3rd qtr 4.26 left. Tins already on the bench DA goes to the bench for Mcloud. After Martin finishes his ft's we score on the offensive board score 68-65. we trade baskets .. (mcloud leaving Bibby wide open for a three as he doubles a cutter to the lane score 71-67. Rick subs more.. now line up Marshall, Foster, Dunleavy, Baston and Mcloud.... not your steller line up.. Dunleavy by now is cold after starting hot and Marshall and Mcloud can not seem to manage to bring the ball up court and start the offense. With out JO on defenese Martin drives at will...
DA comes back in the game again while martin finishes his FT's ... DA gets a TO and we have the infamous fast break off the side out a bounds play for the dunk... Rick furious.. (a little late in my mind) and we are down by 15 after the 13 point run with less then a minute in the 3qtr... game over with JO being the only perosn on our team this game with any ability to score... you do realize our total shot output during the 13 pt run.. Mcloud our defensive specialist taking two shots.. one blocked.. and jeff foster with his normal failed offensive put backs and two missed ft's...
Reason we lost... Only one real offensive threat all game.... JO... and the Marshall/Mcloud experiment as back court to hopefully supply defense total infective and worse fed there offense with fast break points on turn overs...
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I'm surprised only DA and Troy picked up T's at the end of the game. I would have paid Jermaine to have chucked the ball into the stands; he deserved so much more tonight.
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Yeah we just don't match up well against the Kings. Bibby and Martin are an excellent backcourt and we just don't have the perimeter defense to stop them. Are you guys really that surprised?
I mean everyone already knows that perimeter D is our biggest problem right? Im not going to play the blame game like usual, I'll just chalk this one up to great nights by Bibby and Martin, or great 2nd halves anyway.
I was expecting JO to go on and get tossed from this game...I really wish he would have...And i hope he rips this team so hard they feel it for the next week...In the locker room i'd lay into my teammates! win 3...lose 3...win 3...lose 3...I'm not convinced we couldn't go up 3-0 in the playoffs then be the first NBA team to lose 4-3...
it's sad really..I feel bad for JO as a ball player...but as a person he still has millions...
that game upset me beyond all belief I think it's best that I don't even watch the games in March, that schedule is so tough if we struggled with that easy of a schedule, I'm thinking the lottery is in our future.
chill out everybody. Based upon talent and chemistry this SHOULD be a 0.500 team.
0.500 teams lose games and play bad pretty often.
at 29-26, maybe we are overachieving.
- We just got our asses handed to us by the Kings
- We're not developing any young talent except Granger
- We can't guard the Pope
- Our team isn't even a promising squad to watch.
- Our players obviously don't enjoy playing for our coach.
- I know Jermaine will ask to be traded after the season if this team keeps playing like a bunch of girly men.
- We have no way of significantly improving this team in the offseason
If being .500 is ok for some then whatever. But I'm tired of my team being a good loser.
Jermaine is gone at the end of the year
You all better hope that Jermaine doesn't leave (I don't think he will.) But if he does Id say were in for about 5 years of bottom feeding in the Eastern Conference. Not something that I would look forward to.
What the hell was Carlisle's idea of Amstrong and Tinsley starting the 2nd half as the backcourt??? Tinsley was put on the 6'7 Martin and immediately was posted up and picked up fouls 3 and 4 and forced to the bench.
The combo of Bibby and Martin scored the first 31 points of the quarter and 35 of the Kings 40 for the quarter. The runt back court allowed the Kings to get going offensively and when Tinsley was forced to the bench with his 4th foul the Kings pressure turned the game totally around.
Yes, tonight the genuis Carlisle outfoxed himself with that brilliant move.
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That was definatly one of the more aggrovating games to watch. I just seemed like the entire team wasn't in the game tonight. Danny had an off night, Dun Dun was looking good in the first half and played Hudini in the 2nd half. The defense was painful to watch.
The McCloud/Marshall back court was the worse thing I've seen in a long time.
Bad game, just a bad game.
I really hate to think about the points the Suns are going to put up on this team in these next coming games. It could be very ugly.
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Looks up at scoreboard losing to the kings by 20+, looks out on the floor seeing our players still don't care, looks up into the stands empty seats everywhere...time to leave. Nobody cares anymore why should Jermaine?