Something struck me early on. No Quis or Kareem in the first half and Rush only got some minor slop min. to end the game.
Kind of odd after his play the last game, but who knows what's going on behind the scenes there. Hopefully nothing but who knows...
Anyway this was just a loss, period. Never get to up after a win and try not to get to down after a loss.
The team just didn't have it going on last night and frankly nothing looked right for most of the game.
Some of it was just poor play and excution on our part but a whole lot of it had to do with the very very aggresive defense that L.A. was playing.
Well that and Cassell and Kaman were out of thier minds good.
In fact whenever I saw Kaman play part of me saw this.
but mostly I saw this
To say he owned us is a vast understatement.
We had nobody, and I mean nobody, who even phased this guy. This suprises some of you but to anybody who has seen him play over the past few years I don't think it was a huge suprise. He's actualy very very good.
We had O'Neal on him whenever he was in, which honestly suprised me and he couldn't touch him. Foster was irrelevant to him, Murphy was never on him much but when he was he was useless as well. Harrison at least moved him a little but still had no lasting affect against him.
Hell in the first half Kaman pulled the chair on David while Harrison was trying to block out for a rebound.
He was hitting left handed hooks, right handed hooks and even once threw the dream shake on us.
Sam was his usual Pacer killing self.
Jamaal seemed in a funk, that is all I will say about it. I don't know what was up or if it was just one of those games but Jamaal for the most part was at best a neutral impact on the floor but mostly a negative impact.
Travis did not fair well at all and I pray for the time his shot gets back to pre-season form.
Andre Owens actually looked about the best out there and that is not saying he looked good at all, he just looked better than the rest.
Not all was bad though.
I thought Shawne looked good in his time on the floor. I thought Danny and Mike were trying, they just couldn't get on track. J.O. did well although he seemed a little winded at times.
Hey, it's a loss. Not an earth shattering loss, just a loss.
BTW, anybody who wants to say that we lost because Murphy was back is just purely a hater at this point in time.
He did not play good, he did not play bad. He just played, again I found Foster to be any more appealing on the floor although Jeff did hit a couple of nice jumpers but then proceded to once again miss point blank layups.
We move on Friday to the Bobcats and hopefully back on the winning track.