Originally Posted by knickscity
Honestly I don't know what the players have been talking about, but lately they have been playing some pretty good basketball.
I think the team definitely needs to string together some wins soon though.
No time better than beating the brakes off the Nets tonite at the Garden.
The team has nine absolutely winnable game in this month of February coming up.
Take care of the business and the team can at least get back to .500.
I don't think this squad is this bad, I really don't.
No way they win 40 games like I thought they would, but then again I didn't think they'd blow their cupcake schedule either.
I said that in another thread.
Look at the next 8 games:
Nets,Jazz,Wizards,Lakers,Wolves,Raptors,Kings and Hornets
If we don't go at least 6-2 in those 8 you can write this season off because our schedule is as tough as it gets after that.
In out 12 of 16 games we're playing against: Mavs,Hawks,Heat,Celtics,Mavs,Spurs,Sixers,Bulls, Blazers,Pacers,Pacers and Sixers.
And other 4 are against the Nets,Bucks,Cavaliers and Raptors. (we lost against 3 of those 4 teams and we even have a chance of losing against the Nets tonight).
6-2 is a must which would put us at 14-17.
If we go .500 during that 8 game stretch we would be 12-19 before the next 16 games in which we have a huge chance of not even being close to .500.
With the way we're playing it's realistic to expect something like 5-11.
4-4 followed by a 5-11 = 17-30
What I'm trying to say is that the next 8 games will be crucial for us.
We can either get rolling and gain momentum for the tough schedule ahead or we could continue to struggle which would basically end our season.