You talked earlier about how you felt this was a real championship team. If this doesn’t come back, you may have missed out on your best shot. How much do you want a season knowing this opportunity might be lost? Jared Dudley: Man, I was just thinking about it. Especially after us just beating the Clippers and Milwaukee the way we did. The adjustment we made thinking come playoff time, most likely, we’re going to have to get through these teams. And this is how it is.
We saw the adjustments we made, winning at home to Milwaukee and having the success we had defensively against them and beating the Clippers at their arena, even though we might have majority fans, the way we did it. LeBron guarding both Kawhi and Giannis. That probably shocked them, like, “He’s taking the challenge.” And us going to the locker room like, we know it’s just one regular season game, but it meant more. It set a tone mentally, because the Clippers beat us twice. They’re thinking, they beat us three times, “Oh, they got us.”