Thursday, February 11, 2010
After a strong 9-game winning streak, the Jazz finally fell to another team. It just sucks when that team happens to be the Lakers.
I think I'd rather settle for an exchange of 2 losses (to anybody BUT the Lakers) to every 1 victory we could have over the Lakers. I don't like the Lakers.
To make matters worse and even more unbearable is that the Lakers have an undisputed advantage over us (and over most teams in the NBA). They're better at most positions and they're a terrible match-up for us due to their size, length, and versatility.
We have no match-up for Odom. Even with Kobe Bryant not playing, we still can't take advantage of them because of Odom. Lamar always seems to play his best game against us. Boozer and Millsap just aren't versatile and quick enough to stay in front of him. Pau Gasol is just too big and mobile to handle in the post. In this regard, the Lakers are a difficult match-up for us.
With that being said, I'll forget about this loss over the All-Star break weekend. As an excuse, I'll blame the loss on two things... Tired legs from playing a back-to-back (we always lose one of the two) and All-star break dreaming (our guys were gone mentally on vacation). That will certainly help ease the pain.
Hope DWill represents during the All-Star break. Let the games begin!
Posted by Draft Guru at 12:42 PM