HiRez wrote:Flash Falcon X wrote:the warriors are losing games due to lack of focus and effort, not a lack of talent.
people are looking at these losses, but a lot of them were easily winnable games. gsw's problem is that they just need to have a sense of urgency in games, and when they have the lead they can't take their foot off of the gas pedal. lately they've been playing down to the level of all the bad teams, they try to coast against injured teams, and when they have a big lead in games they get too comfortable and let their opponents come back.
they just need to string some wins together to secure better seeding, and once they get into the playoffs we'll see how deadly gsw really is when it's the postseason and time to get serious each game. i have a feeling it'll be interesting looking back on all these panic threads then.
I agree with most of that, but when you're in a 3-way tie for 9th place and showing few signs of doing the things you suggest, in late January, it's time for a little concern. Yes, they could go on a little run and bubble up in the pack. But they could just as easily go on a small losing streak (maybe because of one or two minor injuries to key players) and find themselves with ~6 teams between them and the #6 seed. Since this team is not good at focusing and executing reliably in a single game (sometimes volatile shooting dooms them too) I believe it's critical they avoid the play-in.
i agree. time is now for them to get their heads straight and focused otherwise it's too late, especially with other teams getting healthier.