If the Playoffs started today....we'd be left out. And you know what? I've kind of come around that I really don't care one way or the other. If we make it GREAT; but if not, no big deal. If we make it we'll face the Cavs; and other than coming out for the LeBron show, it could be ugly. A quick series will be quickly forgotten anyway I'm afraid. Still, its progress.
But I think I'm seeing a team now that is struggling with EXHAUSTION. I don't really mean the kind that comes up because so-and-so played too many minutes Friday before the Saturday game; maybe its partly the kind that comes with playing 6 games in 9 days.....
Mostly I think its deeper than that. I think its both mental and physical. I think its playing and adjusting to LB ball, physical and in-the-paint, every game all year. It's adjusting to 24 different players on the roster. Its playing through pain and injuries. Its not having Sean May all year. Its Emeka alone under the glass unless Gerald comes "crashing" through to help. Its Felton under way-too-big a load until DJ gets his pro legs (next year?). It's an overall lack of high-quality depth.
That's why I didn't get the LEAST bit angry with the Indy game; not the least. If anything I just felt sorry that the guys had to deal with fricking Jarrett Jack going OFF on them. No way you anticipate that. Granger? Troy Murphy? Sure. I think they were likely prepared for those guys. But Jarrett Jack NBA Career Night?! Come on.
I think the road from here out is going to be a tough one; and no matter the final result I'm DAMN proud of this team; and the leagues best coaching staff.