Let's hope they remember there's two quarters left to play this time now that it's the playoffs. It's the same story every game, come out strong with high energy and dominating in the first half but lay down the next two quarters. Free throws are killing them right now, despite a 7 point lead. They're something like 2-9 at the line. The lead should be a lot bigger
I think the main problem with the Hornets isn't lack of focus but that the focus fades away as the game goes on because they are so tired. Lack of depth means more minutes for the key players and when you get tired every little thing you do wrong just makes it harder and harder to play disciplined because you start to force things and when the shots don't fall the energy fades away so quickly
I now feel we have this game pretty much wrapped up as long as they don't take the foot off the pedal and allow the Lakers to make their usual runs within a few minutes left of games. I didn't realize how well we've defended Gasol. He's 1-8 from the field and his only shot made was during the opening minutes of the first quarter.