sidsid wrote:I can understand in the moment being gutted after a close game 7 loss, but taking in the context of it; this is not some lost opportunity that was turning on a play or two for a "team of Destiny".
Siakam wasn't going to turn it around in these playoffs no matter how many games we played. This is an offseason fix type of situation.
The two short pg lineup as the backbone of the offense/defense was structurally going to run into these issues no matter what.
The only real bright spot was Lowry's legacy play and seeing more of OG's great development. I could throw in some solid Ibaka play too and just team culture resiliency. For a guy like me who thought our ceiling was likely still the conference finals even with a Siakam playing in early season form, a gutty series taking it to the last possession is just about as good as it gets considering the obstacles. And we weren't seeing any Davis development either so again the positives to build off of were pretty low.
Even if we somehow beat the Heat in the next round with some great Lowry play, there was no chance against an LA team.
A team running into the issues we had in the bubble is usually destined for a Bucks like flameout in the playoffs, not a 7 gamer with some all time games.
Well said. I had some time to cool off and while I'm still disappointed it ended the way it did, they did battle to even get it to a game 7. Lowry for me further cemented his legacy. If there are still people that hate on him out there I dunno wtf you're smoking.