You have to admire Jerry Stackhouse’s honesty. I know I do. Ask Stack anything and he’s not going to waste your time with clichés.
The answers may rub some the wrong way, but he’s not about to dance around the subject. You would think Tuesday night’s 105-89 shellacking (the Mavs led by 31 at one point) would impress Stack, especially since the Hornets are one of the teams battling it out for a West playoff spot.
But Stack expects more from Milwaukee, a team that’s headed for the lottery, tonight at AAC than they got from the Hornets to finish off the franchise–record 6-0 road trip spread over 11 long days.
“[Tonight] might be a good test,” he said. “You’ve got to look at something else. You can’t look at this [Hornets] team. It’s not even a playoff team. They are playing for something, but we came in, imposed our will on them early and they just stopped.
“We know that other teams that we can come in and have those type of bursts in the first quarter that aren’t going to stop. You can’t get too high or too low about anything. That’s what we’ve been doing a good job of all year and hopefully we can take the positives out of this trip.”