I don't want to just go to the playoffs, I don't want to go to the playoffs and win the first round, second round, and not win the whole thing because it's bittersweet.
The playoffs is all about showing heart and playing together.
In the playoffs, it is do or die. You win or you go home. As a competitor, you love it.
Good teams make the playoffs, hot teams win the playoffs.
This is why you play - to get an opportunity to play in the playoffs.
Playoff basketball ... you've got to treat every possession like it's your last.
In the playoffs will beats skill.
The playoffs are the playoffs. You just play who is put in front of you.
You always want to feel better but I'm good. My thing is once you get to the playoffs, you do whatever it takes. You've got to lay it on the line.
It’s not a question of if we make the playoffs; we will. And when we get there, I have no fear of anyone.
Whatever happened in the regular season seems to not matter in the playoffs.
If you can believe it, the mind can achieve it.
I love the NBA playoffs. It's just a great mental test for each team.
When it's really close, usually one team pulls together, and the other team comes apart.
Everybody wants to play in the playoffs. You don't know how good the good times were until you hit the bad times. But sometimes success is just around the corner.
People judge you by the way you play in the playoffs.
When it comes to playoff time, I pull the energy and the motivation.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
It's funny, but when there are dominant teams, there are a number of people who rail about the fact that they're always seeing the Dallas Cowboys or the San Francisco 49ers or the Green Bay either in the playoffs or in the Super Bowl.
I felt like calling attention to AIDS. I had the AIDS ribbon colored into my hair during the playoffs in '95.
I'm not going to make it the all - everything. Our (the Saints) goal is to get better, make the playoffs and win the Super Bowl, but I'm not gonna anguish over it like I have in the past.
I think when you saw this year's playoffs, Miami and Detroit have a pretty fierce rivalry now. Also, the Suns and San Antonio look like they're starting to develop something there. I look forward to seeing those rivalries continue and develop.
I want my team to be more detached from the wins and losses and be more focused on doing the little things well. When you focus on getting the win, it can suffocate you, especially during the playoffs when the pressure gets thick.
It would be easier if I didn't even make the playoffs, it would hurt less. But then I start thinking about how much fun it is.
It's the playoffs. You find a way to get through.
I'm going to make the playoffs. You can believe that. To never play in the playoffs, that will not be my legacy.
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