Another close game with the Pistons. The silver lining I'm taking from this game is that we can hang with this team. If we meet in the second round, we'll have 2 long games to look back on and pull from with the confidence that we can hang right there with them to the end.
I still see Walker have some Toine-moments that I'd like to see less of. I don't really want to see him taking a 3 point shot in the 4th quarter unless he's wide open or the only option with the time running down. He went 0-6 tonight, but to be fair, the one at the end of regulation was the only shot available. I also still give him credit for hustling and making plays for the rest of the time.
How about Paul absolutely putting this team on his back in overtime? The finishing 5 (starters + Ricky for TA) logged a lot of minutes on the tail end of a back to back. It's a shame too, because the bench played with some good energy early on. Credit Banks with a solid game. Perkins showed some muscle too, with 6 boards in just 14 minutes. Put me frimly in the camp that wants to see this kid more often. Not sure why Al Jefferson logged a DNP-CD, but I'm sure we'll find out soon.
Disappointing loss, especially when it marks 3 in a row. Just have to pick up and move on agains the Mavs coming to town Wednesday.
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