I didn’t like the way that we finished the game. When we took our starters out of the game, I’m really disappointed in the guys that we put in the game there for the last two or three minutes of the game. We didn’t show quite the professionalism and character that I would’ve liked.
The problem for us was in the first quarter. We were up 17-15 but that number is really deceiving. If we would have played a little better offensively, that should have been a 30-point quarter for us. They were on their heels, they were very lethargic in the game and we just didn’t take advantage of it.
We were trading back and forth. They were already up so it didn’t help us. We needed to get stops on defense, which we didn’t do.
I think we got content with coming back within 3. We forgot why we got that down to 3, and then they started making the same plays they were making in the first half and it was just a matter of time before they pushed it away.
They’re forcing baseline. It’s just different. Most teams in the NBA force baseline. We were one of the few teams that forced middle when I was there.
Just try to win. That’s all you can do, really.