You cannot close out a team that won 54 regular season games on its own floor when you miss 14 free throws and give up 19 turnovers in a slow-paced game. You just can't. There isn't much more to say. Several guys played bad and the bench was an hydrogen blimp explosion. The late-arriving news that George Hill couldn't play certainly threw a wrench into the rotation, but nobody stepped up, and the team was just way too sloppy to win this game.
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