Woke up this morning feeling great about today and tonight. Shootaround went well and the guys were fired up. Unfortunately we got some bad news from the NBA front office after shootaround. The NBA was suspending Darius for tonights game for a foul against LeBron in the last game. Marv Albert said it was a punch, I’m sure that didn’t help. I watched the play a number of times and they were tied up, but it was not a punch. I don’t want to get into this because it made me mad when I found out. The other problem with this is why did the NBA wait until game day to make the announcement. A real letdown followed for sure.
We had a great first quarter but that was it. We did not make shots and we settled for quick jumpshots. When we drove the ball we had success, we just didn’t drive the ball enough. You have to give props to Cleveland they kicked our butts. LeBron is something else. He plays the game the right way, always looking for his teammates. He is really special.
It’s hard to believe that the season is over for us. As I look back it was a great year considering all the injuries that we had. I am proud to have been part of it. I cannot say enogh about the coaching staff and the players. I have made many lifelong friends and will have many fond memories of this year.
After the game I sat and watched Atlanta even up the series against Boston. It is all tied up at 3 games to 3. Sunday game seven in Boston. Sunday we will have our exit interviews with the players. It will be an interesting off season with Gil, Antawn and Roger, being free agents. Stay tuned. Take care and count all of your blessings.