Originally Posted by FLO
I will say this about Calderon. These past couple of games have shown us it's easier to cover up for his deficiencies than it is Bargnani's.
the first game not so much imo. The Dallas game we looked far better defensively with the bench on the floor, the starters left the floor late in the first and we were down 25-24. Then bench then went on a run and gave us a 12pt lead. Third quarter we got the lead up to 20 then they went on an 8-0 run and almost got back in the game until the bench came back in and extended it again. there were stretches in that game that the defense was ugly. The last game we did a better job, but Lin has looked below average many nights this season and this game was no acception and their PG is nothing special.
Let's face it, this part of the schedule is make or break if we have any shot whatsoever at making this a decent season. Much more home games vs teams essentially on our level or perceived to be worse going into the season. This team realizes that if they don't do it now this season is gone, if it already isn't gone.