It’s official, We are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs. Group Hug anyone??? Ewwww… Maybe not.
The problems that we had against the Thunder tonight were really a microcosm of the ones that have popped up this season.
Problem #1 – Raymond Felton’s shooting. He was 4-16 from the floor tonight and 40.4% from the field and 28.6% from three point range so far this season. This is even more troubling because Ray leads the team in attempts per game and normally takes the shot when the game is on the line. We’ve argued about this in our forums quite a bit.
Problem #2 – Emeka’s lack of shots. Last night he only had 5 attempts. Admittedly his hands aren’t the greatest and he has a tendancy not to finish strong, but you can’t give up on feeding the post all together.
Problem #3 – DJ’s assist numbers. He had 3 last night in 35 minutes (3.5 apg in 26 minutes per for the season). If he is truly going to be a PG then those numbers have to go up. One thing that’s going to keep him on the floor is that beautiful shot. 44.3% from three point range is currently 7th best in the league… Not bad for a rookie. Need a 10 page thread discussing DJ’s assist numbers? Here you go.
Highlights from last night’s game: