It seems like since the All Star Break when we were starting to make a push all the games have got a little tougher. Teams know that we are playing better so they bring their A games, and sometimes teams are so loose in comparison to us that it ends up being tough.
Houston ,Utah, and Golden State have been feeling the pressure of us creeping and I think Utah and Golden State are the weakest mentally.
The point is we have shown great mental toughness during this streak. I'm convinced that we have a shot in the playoffs, I mean we are one of the most talented lower seeds in the history of sports. And this team looks a notch better when playing with rest. I think you have to take into account the collective IQs of these veterans and even our younger players. We still have time to improve and figure out Nash-Dwight-Kobe and hopefully Pau can come back and play some back-up Center/ 4th quarter post option for us. Earl Clark is fading a bit, so Pau can get plugged in.