Feel free to insert as many expletives as you like, I just haven’t typed them!
What an absolute shower that performance was. Utterly inept, frustrating & embarrassing to watch.
21 turnovers, 12 in the first half resulting in 22 points against us.
Terence Ross went 1 of 8 on the 3 point shot. Khem Birch was anonymous all game.
We started the game slowly, having a sluggish & sloppy first half. We came to life in the third taking control of the game. As we came to life we hit 13 of 22 shots in the quarter & took a 83-76 lead into the 4th quarter.
I was now hopeful, considering that we came into the night at 19-1 when leading going into the 4th. Whatever the reasons we successfully threw away a 10 point lead in the final 9 minutes of the 4th quarter. With 4 seconds left our attack ran up a blind alley & Coach Clifford called for a time out that the officials failed to see, leading to our 21st turnover & their final 2 points.
Steve Clifford can berate the officials at the end all he wants but that defeat was on him & the players long before the officials failed to see the call.
We were a mess on both ends of the floor & got what we deserved.