"We're two hours away and we know we have a lot of fans here supporting us," guard Dexter Strickland said. "So the intensity of the crowd will help us get more intensity and play with a better sense of urgency."
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Strickland said the knee feels fine right now and he hasn't decided if he'll have surgery after the season.
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