Because I have watched thousands of basketball games and at some point, you can tell the difference. Again, if a team moves the ball well and gets open looks that don't go in, that isn't a matter of not being prepared. But if a team is turning the ball over and looks incredibly stagnant, that is a pretty good sign that they didn't come in with great focus or a clear idea of what they trying to do. And a glaring lack of discipline, as demonstrated by the techs and flagrants, also shows a team that isn't focused on the right things.Based on what exactly? How do you know if we played bad offensively or if we just weren't prepared?
Because I think we can all agree we played well defensively and were prepared defensively