I was able to play some basketball last night for the first time in over a month. Our team played very well in the first half and faded in the second. We lost by 10. I'm going to be honest, it was damn tough to get back on the court and give quality minutes. Not only am I out of shape from doing pretty much nothing after my surgery, in the back of my mind I was trying to protect my left side from getting hit. I'm going running after work to help continue the process of getting back in shape.
That being said, I did play pretty hard and our team was missing a couple of our players (we went with only one sub, so it was like having 5 and a half players.) It felt great to be back on the court playing defense and posting up. My 3 point shot was not at its best, but I guess that is expected.
There was a guy on the other team that reminded me what it was like to go after every rebound and be a beast inside. I was awfully impressed with his hustle. He had an awkward shot, but finished well around the basket. I need to focus on that part of my game in order to improve and help our team win in the next season. (by next season, I think I mean in two weeks.)
As you can tell, I didn't have much today as I'm pretty tired and sore from getting back on the hardwood. Go USA, hopefully they get it done...