It was their second game in the span of 24 hours against Portland, which is always a tough gig. But then again, Portland faced the same challenge, and certainly looked fresher and better organized on the court than the men in purple and black.
I absolutely agree that building the team around DeMarcus Cousins was the right move, but he still does a lot of dumb things on the court. In the first five minutes of the game, he picked up a stupid loose ball foul, and then a second foul by moving into the lane at the last second on a shot that he had absolutely no chance of impacting, much less blocking. Bam, bench time. Grab some pine, meat!
All of which is to say that it will be a long road back, and from the early returns, a return to respectability is the absolute best we can hope for this year.
But on a bright note, we did see a fan make the half-court shot to win a car...only the second time we've seen that, and we've been to close to 200 games.