I had the unusual situation of watching the Lakers game after I already knew we had won.
I was dumbstruck by the number of messed up plays, poor decisions, bad shot selections, etc. that took place down the stretch.
Had we lost the game, the postgame thread would have been filled with comments on all the various gaffes. Admittedly, I would have been a part of that. (Of course, some of that happened anyway, thanks to the "anti-homer" crowd.)
But this did two things for me:
1. I was reminded of what a good job the coaches are doing. The emphasis on defense, rebounding, physicality and getting the ball in the post is winning us games. Perfect ball handling, great shooting, and pristine offensive plays are not winning us games. It takes great patience and belief in the strategy for the coaches to pull this off, and they are succeeding.
2. I mean, just how good could we really be? We are winning games against very good teams right now, and we really aren't playing all that well, at least offensively. Given time, gelling of chemistry, Granger and a few others finding their stride, and just a couple of good breaks . . . we could be REALLY good.