steger_3434 wrote:Went from statistically an all time great team to probably only finishing a couple games ahead of an often injured raptors squad and Giannis losing the mvp to Lebron as the lakers finish with the best record. Sobering
I think some recalibration was in order. This is a very good team, but not a legendary one. They needed to get shaken back into dog-fight mode to get ready for the playoffs. They will have at least one 6-7 games series in the East, and might have two. Their gaudy differential is not so impressive given the status of the bottom of the East. They've only missed about 50 combined games from Giannis, Khris, Bledsoe, Brook, DDV, and Hill, which is pretty good in this day and age.
It's time to embrace not being head-and-shoulders above the rest of the NBA. Call it a little market correction. Always a good thing in the long run.
Wut we've got here is... faaailure... to communakate.