Originally Posted by reds1869
A bigger part would probably be going eight minutes without a made field goal. Just a guess, though.
The bigger part was the regression to the mean certainly. They missed a ton of shots they normally make.
I tried to make the point about the swelled heads as delicately as I could because it's not an overarching problem, but I think it's natural to fall into a sense of "Well we beat Richmond by 25, now we can relax."
The margin for error really is slim that any feelings like that can mean the difference between a 25 point win and a loss.