They had full team, we missed half of our all-stars.
Also, Tony Brothers is the worst ref ever across all sports and leagues. The worst shit happens on his watch, all the time.
Grat game. Only 2-2 this week, could have gone 1-3 but also 4-0. That Cavs win secures +31 point differential for the week though. The two losses were by combined 3 points.
Despite refs, who didn't only hurt us by the way, this really good. I'm constantly falling into stupid trap and narrative about playoffs an find my self looking at the standings and how the road will look. Stupid.
To have our young guys go through all this learning pain and growth, to be 29-12 after 41 games, to have vast majority of our losses happen in close games(only 3 double digit losses(@DEN, @OKC, vs Wizards) is just great. And hey, this is still 58 wins pace, if there's more growth, more synergy and some rhythm building, 31-10 is quite reasonable the rest of the way. But even without 60 wins and #1 seed, this team kicks ass in so many ways. And not just the team, the whole organization, top to bottom.
Whatever happens in playoffs, this season already feels like success. Could be even better if Miles and Powell find some rhythm. Also, no need to rush Lowry back, let that fat butt heal, we'll need it.