i know i've mentioned the phrase 'negative comments' in this and other threads. what i'm trying to get at is that some people see things as so black-and-white that it is hard to stomach. for example (and i'm paraphrasing), we lost because of small ball...we lost because amir didn't play...we lost because curry didn't coach properly, we lost because AI passed up the shot...and so on. when we go small, of course we're going to give a rebounding advantage and probably foul more of the other teams' bigs. but you could say that against utah (which has a plethora of nice bigs), we were only outboarded by 3 and held them to fewer points in the paint than their average despite playing 2 OTs. but when we go small we also gain - look at how AI and Rip have been playing lately. AI is getting to the line more, stuckey is getting open looks, and the offense is running more smoothly. other teams are having trouble guarding us. i'm not even saying i advocate small ball (and i even thought we had a 'coaching loss' with curry last week, so i'm not absolving him either), but it's not all black-and-white, and i'd have a much easier time swallowing other people's recaps / comments if they didn't act as if it was.