Same Sh*t Different Night (Redux)
Wow. Bengo's post from the other night proved quite prophetic. The moment when Ty Thomas got a steal then rolled his ankle on what should have been an easy dunk, thus leading to the ultimate Untimely Three really confirmed the pattern. It's really, really frustrating and I still can't quite figure it out. Part of it is that if Gordon's having an off night, and boy was he ever having one last night, we just can't find anyone to create shots (like Bibby did against us in the final three minutes). This is, quite simply, a must for play-off success. In the play-offs the defense gets really good, the whistles get swallowed and somebody has to find a way to create and hit improbable shots. Motion offense isn't going to do the trick. Maybe having a good low-post scorer would, or maybe Gordon will become Gilbert Arenas in the near future. But even if it's a lame cliche, the fact remains that without a reliable "go-to" guy, it's going to be hard to make it out of the first round.