Don’t brush anything under the rug. Don’t point fingers or do the blame game. A team is a family, and we’re in this together.
You have to absolutely commit to whatever your process is and attack that process every single day, of trying to get better, take steps forward, without getting caught up in the immediate results that everybody wants to see. That's probably the biggest challenge.
During one of the 4th quarter huddles, LeBron said to him, 'It doesn't matter what happens to this point. No one is going to remember how many points you had or what type of game you had. Just help us make some plays to win this thing.' And he made some big plays.
Don't focus on the victory, focus on the task.
It was an unusual environment. We're used to having the jotter arena at this time of year. It's unfortunate that it was that way, but both teams had to deal with it.
They played great and I can honestly say I don't think any of us were expecting this type of performance. They were great. You have to give them credit for that.
You have to stick to your goals of progress.
They played exquisite basketball in this series and in particular these last three games. They are the better team. There is no other way to say it. They played great basketball, and we couldn't respond to it.
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