We were draining so much energy on the defensive end trying to stop them, we couldn't score. We got in foul trouble early and guys were going down with injuries, so you can factor in a lot of stuff. But they stopped us.
It was just like playoff atmosphere out there. They got back in the fourth quarter but we came back and closed it out. We did what ever it takes. We got some big stops when we need to and hit some big shots when we needed to.
The older I get, I'm starting to realize I need that time to rest, ... I'm not going to be doing that stuff (summer games) anymore. That's a wear and tear on your body. I'm still trying to rest my body from the playoffs.
We don't have any inside post presence. However you want to look at it, he's a beast in there, so we are going to miss that inside threat. But with Kurt (Thomas) and Brian (Grant), we do have some inside bangers.
Man, it was a rough finish but we came out and pulled out the win in the end. We made a couple of adjustments in the second half and we played well enough throughout the entire game to come out with a win.
In the first quarter, they were hitting shots. Sometimes, you can't play any better defense then we did. They were hitting shots with hands in their faces. In the second quarter, we opened up a little more and got a rhythm going.