Am I the only who thinks that maybe we can't get on a roll or a win streak going or seem to be playing out of flow is because every one of our games is 3-4 days apart? When you have games that far apart it's hard to get rhythm going and get into a flow. It's like taking a long break between every game, so when players go in to the next game, they can't take that confidence and rhythm in from the last game. When we went on that streak against MIA, OKC and NY, we played each of them every 2nd day, in 5 days total. This meant the players were in a good flow and their confidence was kept up. Am I the only one who sees this?
I was thinking about this the other day. Its hard to get anything going when you are off for 3 and 4 days at a time. However when we play a back to back, we hear all the talk about having no energy and yada yada yada.
I think that maybe some road games may help the team focus. At least i hope so. On the road it seems that they focus more and are sharper somewhat although I think we are 6-5 on the road so that theory is probably shot.
With the way the schedule is about to become, the Grizz better be able to win some road games or we will find our beloved Grizzlies down around 5th or 6th in the West.
Grizz have 17 games in January (8 home/9 away) and they go to places like BOS, SAS, GSW, PHO (heck we lost to them there earlier so until we can win there, I will consider that a tough road game), CHI, DAL, PHI and OKC.
I honestly believe that the month of January will tell the tale of the Grizz. Some tough road games against quality opponents. We will see how they do. This is why I get so frustrated about losing games like the Philly game or the ATL home game or PHO on the road. We needed to be stockpiling wins because we could easily lose 6-8 games in Jan.
It needs to start tomorrow night with a win over an impressive DEN team. DEN has played 20--thats TWENTY road games and only 10 home games and they are still above .500. I hope the Grizz can develop some toughness like that.