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"Needless to say we feel a heck of a lot better than we did Wednesday night. I talked a great deal about getting that bad taste out of my mouth. We did some nice things today. I think our competitiveness…it was not a pretty game…you look down there and they blocked 16 shots, it's hard to shoot a good percentage when they are blocking that many shots. To me the key to the game in the second half was that we executed much better on the offensive end and we got more turnovers. That was a key thing that killed us the other night in Durham we had 23 turnovers…to only turn it over four times in the second half tonight was big for us.
"Sean May was important to us. I thought Raymond Felton was really big for us in the second half as well. We feel extremely fortunate. I've told a lot of people that our team can be really pretty. We can run up and down the court really fast, we can throw great passes and dunks and make 3pt shots. But I think to be a team that is as good as you can be you have got to be competitive, you have to be tough, you have to win some games that are ugly. I think our competitiveness I was really pleased with this.
We were down 24-17.
"I liked our competitiveness and I liked our composure down the stretch. Needless to say about 179 degrees from away from where I felt Wednesday night. I don't feel very good (physically) but mentally I feel like a queen. "