"I'm sure people are upset with us,' coach Derek Fisher told reporters Monday after the Knicks beat Atlanta. "But I don't think you can ever go out there and basically try and not play your best. Those two things don't go together."
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"That has no bearing on these guys' lives and their careers and their livelihoods — who we pick next year," Fisher said. "This is about them, and they went out and played that way."