It was fun while it lasted. I suppose I should be thankful that they didn't drag this thing out and keep me on the edge of my seat, but it would have been nice if it lasted longer than a week. How can you beat the Jazz and the Lakers, not only beat but look like clearly the better team in both games, and then go out and lose to the Griz and the Sonics back to back after closing to within a couple games of the 8 spot? That's a disaster.
Last night's game up in Seattle might have been the worst effort I've seen in a while from this bunch that, to their credit, brings it almost every night. Last night was not one of those nights. At least I hope it was just a glaring lack of hustle and effort, because if the game plan was to let Rashard Lewis shoot wide open jumpers from 5 feet and out, that's not good. Oh, and Ray Allen can shoot too, might want to guard him.
I also caught Quick's pre-game notes on The Fan and if you haven't heard the news, Joel is scheduled for another MRI later this week and it's certainly possible that he's done for the year. That means a lot more playing time for The All Star, bad times, but probably kicks The Marcus up to about 25 a night as well, which is nice. The Marcus was the one guy out there that looked like he gave a crap last night, 12 points and 8 boards in 26 minutes. Freddy made his debut as well, he hustled and did some nice things out there but he didn't come into the game until they were down 20 and I was pretty much catatonic by that point. One thing's for sure, if Brandon Roy and Z-bo are going to combine to go 8 for 26 from the floor and 1 for 2 from the line, they're going to get blown out.