Wow. Tough one. I thought, even though we did hit a lot of clutch shots and managed to stay in the game, that we were going to lose anyway because we simply couldn't get a rebound. I know this team has sucked at rebounding since 2010 but wow, I never thought they could get worse than before and yet they did... they probably don't even know anymore how to GET a defensive rebound.
It's even more frustrating because we usually manage a lot of great defensive possessions only to give the other team the offensive rebound and the easy bucket.
Also, you're going right into the wall when Pierce and Ray are having an off night. And KG once again bricked and bricked again in the 4th, he misses even the easiest layups... so frustrating. And his defense on Nowitzki for the biggest shot of the game was plain stupid, you don't get in his face only to give him a free way to the paint!
The only positives in this one are Rondo's free-throw shooting and Pietrus' immediate impact. Loved his energy on defense and offense, you can tell he wants to play so badly and he looked good physically.
Now, losing this game when the Mavs were on a back to back and us with 4 days of rest is just inacceptable. We better win the tough stretch coming up or we're definitely in trouble.