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“We need to be a more physical as a team. That doesn’t mean I’m going to try to turn greyhounds into Clydesdales, but we have not been a very physical team,” said Tapscott, who will make his debut Tuesday night at home against the Golden State Warriors. “We’re going to try to play more physical on defense. We’re going to try to be more of an execution team. We really have to execute and be efficient on offense. … We have to finish, which means we have to rebound, and we have to play defensively until we have procured the ball.

“We’re not that far away,” he added. “We’re not talking about completely changing the character of this team. We are simply giving new definitions and refining what we do. We are going to be very emphatic about what we ask for and the level that we ask for.”