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“At the end of the day, it’s not about you shoot in that game, it’s how you respond to shooting in that game if you don’t shoot as well as you want to,” Wells said. “He took the right approach to it.”

In a meeting with Faust, Turgeon stated the obvious: The Baltimore native wants to score, just as he has throughout his basketball life. Some nights Faust will. Some nights he won’t.

Steadiness, though, is a more crucial component if the parts Turgeon has assembled are to blossom into something bigger, something far better than anyone might have anticipated when last season came to an end.

If an extra hour of work with only a few curious reporters are looking on produces such consistency and relieves some aggravation, then so be it.

“I was definitely frustrated, but it was just something I had to push through,” Faust said. “You have to get better. I had a bad taste in my mouth, and I just did what I could to push through.”