So the way I see it, we started out of the break a hideous 1-5, but then bounced back just in time to have a really nice 3-1 West Coast trip. 4-6 overall in our last 10. That West coast trip could have legitimately been the "kiss of death" of this team, but those two wins on back-to-back nights against Golden State and Sacramento could be the turning point for the rest of this season (similar to how us having a great West Coast trip LAST season helped us flip the script when we had been starting to struggle at that point of the year too).
Last night sucked and was frustrating, but it just felt like "one of those" games. Clippers were red hot ALL night and had an answer for everything. But hey, we helped the Clippers/Kings Picks in the process!
Anyways, we got through arguably the most gruesome stretch of games this season, and now there's 14 games to go. I actually don't think it's that bad. Won't be easy, but not hard either.REMAINING SCHEDULE (Green = Home; Red = Away)3/14 vs. Kings 7:30 pm.
3/16 vs. Hawks 12:30 p.m.
3/18 vs. Nuggets 7:30 p.m. 3/20 at 76ers 7 p.m. (ESPN)
3/23 at Hornets 6 p.m. 3/24 vs. Spurs 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)3/26 at Cavaliers 7 p.m. 3/29 vs. Pacers 7 p.m. (NBA TV)3/30 at Nets 6 p.m. 4/1 vs. Heat 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)4/3 at Heat 7:30 p.m. (NBA TV)4/5 at Pacers 8 p.m. (ESPN)4/7 vs. Magic 7:30 p.m. 4/9 at Wizards 7 p.m. (TNT)
We have some games against tricky playoff teams but not too many games against elite teams or any tough road trips ahead. We're 1.5 back of PHI/IND. I think IND will drop to the 5 seed. We're prone to having letdowns (unfortunately) but I could see us going 9-5 or even 10-4 to finish the year. Hopefully that's enough for the 4 seed (or 3 seed IF Toronto is the 1 seed).
What do people think?