It's pretty obvious at this point, but it's sad that defense isn't some "strength" of ours anymore. Even in close games last year where sometimes the offense stagnated, at least we could rely on our defense especially in the 4th quarter of games.
But nowadays, feels like teams have no problem rallying or coming back from a deficit even in the final minutes. And it's too easy for them.
The C's had a 102-95 lead, and then with just 3 minutes to go had a 108-101 lead. The blew those pretty quickly. Then we were up 117-113 with about 80 seconds to go, and just 45 seconds later Utah is up 118-117. Barely any resistance, just easy buckets for Utah to get back into it.
This is the kind of stuff that'll definitely cost us playoff games for sure. And I'm curious to see how Mazzulla handles the criticism from the media/fans when we're actually losing playoff games because of it.