I know I said we'd lose to the Magic in 5. I then had to come back and say - uh...the Magic really aren't that good, so we got a shot and then, it was apparent we'd defeat the Magic because they simply couldn't hit shots that we allowed them to take.
So, I'm thrilled to say that I was wrong about this series. I'm not sure I'm going to be happy about this win come July, but for now - we'll take it with pride and look to see if there is something from this series that can be taken into this series with Chicago. So, I do want to say a few things before we get to our round 2 truths.
- Kirk Hinrich being hurt is NOT an excuse for this team to lay down. Mike Woodson got a pass for the sweep vs. the Cavs in 2009 due to injuries (one of which was his fault for having Joe Johnson playing into the 4th quarter of a 30pt blowout), but the fact that Larry Drew took the risk of not playing his other point guard in the event that something like this could happen is HIS fault.
- If we get swept, the season is NOT a success. We can make it plausible if and only if we exceed the accomplishments of the Indiana Pacers. If we can't play better and have better results than the Pacers, there's a problem.