“Last year is last year so this is a whole different dynamic of a team,” said Tobias Harris. “Joel also got hurt in that game, obviously, some of those things are uncontrollable. For us, it’s just being focused, staying locked in on the moment, and just following up on our last game. It wasn’t our best display of how we want to play, but from that, there’s growth to be able to go out on the basketball court and better ourselves.

Just controlling our game plan of what we set out at the start of this series that has been working for us, but it’s a whole new game. It’s an elimination game, but at the same time, it’s an important game for us to continue to get better at what we’re doing.”