I have never posted anything here, but felt very compelled to put something here.
After watching the game tonight, and being up and looking very good early, I have to say... Does this team have any idea how to run a cutter into the paint? I may be wrong in thinking that when you are up against a team like the Suns you play hard in the paint and get aggressive with them? I understand that the calls weren't going our way, but we started out fantastic! I really feel like when you are up at that point and they are pressuring your shooters, you have your big guys make some strong passes to some cutters in the paint! You can make those close shots or you can get fouled. If they block those shots or play great defense then so be it. We played that lead like a team that has no idea how to OWN a lead.
I have not been one to knock on Nate or the way we have played so far this year, but when you have a lead in a tied series, you get aggressive or you get exactly what we got. We had this game in the early minutes, and I think I speak for all of us when I say I thought I knew what we could do to make this happen tonight. How can I sit at home and know that if we get aggressive cuts to the basket we change the outlook of the game but our coaches can't see that?
I know I am no coach, but everyone I watched this game with knew we squandered an amazing opportunity to seize this game. I only hope we can start the next two games close to the way we did and play OUR game like we should.