In case you were not watching (don’t even try to lie and say you were; Santa Claus will hear you!), the team was well on its way to another humiliating loss to the Orlando Magic Tuesday night when they were already down by 20 with barely two minutes gone in the second period. Then the craziest thing happened.
Paul Silas got tossed after trying to argue a call (that’s not the crazy part though), and the guys started to play some real good basketball (that’s the crazy part).
They started to make a show of it in the second period when they started to battle back, and even went on a 22-1 run (crazy, I know).
Cory Maggette might finally be living up to the billing he gave himself at the start of the season when he said he was the focal point of the offense with a season high 29 points on the night. As good a his performance was the night belonged to B-mack, Bismack Biyombo. Not only did he do well against Dwight Howard holding him to 15 points and 17 rebounds (that is good against Howard), but he chimed in 10 points of his own to go with 15 rebounds and seven blocks.
I’m starting to see why this guy was so eager to get over here and start playing ball.
As icing on the cake, the offense as a whole actually cracked 100 points again, something they have only down four times now with last weekend’s loss to the Nets the only time they didn’t win after cracking 100.
MJ, I hope you see that Paul Silas is not getting the job done at all. Yes, he has his work cut out for him with this group, but the man talks too much about not knowing what to do rather than finding solutions. It looks like we might have accidentally found one tonight—no Silas.
I’m not foolish enough to think that we might be on the verge of going crazy and winning games now. I am excited to see the guys finally getting competitive. I’ve been on my share of losing teams, and it is disheartening to say the least to get your behind handed to you (especially as often as these guys have had that happen).
Should they actually start winning (yes, I know it’s premature to say that) we might not be in the best position to get the top pick in the lottery…
Although if that happens I think I’ll go out and buy a lottery ticket myself!