That kinda sucked. It was a near duplicate of the Mavs game in Dallas back in Dec. Decent lead late, can't hold it, miss a chance to ice the game in reg, don't, lose by 1 in OT on a last second shot by an All Star fading away and contested. And like that game, the last second shot wasn't that big a deal to me, (hell, that's the NBA most nights, just lucky it hasn't happened to us more often), it was the inability to close it out in reg which would've prevented there being an OT in the first place.
Flat-out, Jack didn't get it done in crunch time, and that is what is most hard for me to take. When he got fouled up 2, I knew he was money at the line, and he inexplicably misses both. Wow. I can honestly say I was shocked. Like someone else posted, that's something that JRich does; Raja did it last year in LA; I can even see Raymond doing that, but Jack? Very disappointing. And then to compound it with the lunge for a steal, allowing Johnson to put up the 8 ft floater to tie it up? Jeezus. Then there's OT, but those 5 minutes are superfluous to me; they shouldn't've even happened. It was just tough to see Mr. Pressure appear to succumb to it, but even the best of the best don't always come through, and I think he'll bounce back next time he's in this situation.
Moving on, so so great to see GW back and playing at his usual beastly best! He didn't miss a beat while he was out, just like he picked up where he left off against LAC last week. Raymond also played phenomenal on both ends, picking up from the OKC game. Did any of their PGs do anything tonight with Raymond out there? Also another solid game from Boris, doing the little things he does that go unnoticed at times. Tyrus also had the makings of a really good game, but didn't get enough minutes. I know Theo had that big block on Crawford late, but he was unusually ineffective on offense tonight, and having Tyrus out there to be able to knock down a 10 footer would've been nice, but who knows.
Overall another great, intense game against a playoff team, games that we've won most of the year, it just didn't happen tonight. The guys'll bounce back tomorrow night and we can move on from this one.