Hey guys, this was just one loss, on the road, without our starting PG for the most part... For me it would have been easier to swallow if they didn't scratch and claw their way back to within 4 to start the 4th quarter, only to go into an immediate double-digit hole. Oh well... I thought Rip forced way too many shots as well, but Tayshaun had a great game. Who cares if he doesn't feed the post to anybody other than Sheed? He's shooting great these playoffs and seems to consistently get himself a good look. What seemed strange to me was at one point in the game we had Ratliff, Herrmann and Hayes on the floor at the same time. I don't see how that was going to help us put points on the board. Ratliff absolutely will not look to shoot (so the D can cheat off of him), and it seemed that after Howard completely stuffed Herrmann's weak finger roll he wouldn't shoot again. Speaking of Howard, he completely altered more shots than the 6 he blocked last night. I remember one play where a guard (Hamilton or Stuckey) drove in, dished to an open McDyess (I think) who was in great position under the basket, but who then dished again out of the paint rather than risk being blocked. Go up strong with both hands and force the issue, please! Not to throw fuel on the Amir fire, but didn't he give up an open 3 to Rashard Lewis on the first defensive possession after he checked in? I get excited to see him come in, too, but IMO he's not ready for the playoffs this year.