But if Walker's lefty low banger shots in the paint roll in instead of out, if Printy's stroke is on, not off, if Lathan keeps it under control and drives for scores or free tosses instead of turnovers, then maybe, just maybe. (A couple back door ally oops would be sweeeet, too!)
One website has us losing by 11-12, which by the Stats seems about right. But there are so many 'buts' and 'ifs' in Basketball when compared to the suppose-to-be's. The clock runs for 40 minutes and within the space of that time continuum all suppose-to-be's and all maybe-just-maybe's will convert into post game realities.
Still, this is a far better ponderance than those decades of hoping to just stay within a 30 point spread, in our expected loss, to gain some form of a moral victory in a game such as this one. Today, whether truly realistic or not, we have cause to believe there's some form of a chance to get an upset.
I'll be going to view the Stream (ESPN3 at 5:30pm) today as an excited fan instead of just a loyal fan. That difference is hugely better !!!