"They're going to play as hard as they can until it's over. So, we know we're not taking their heart," he said after Tuesday's 136-100 rout. "At the end, all we did was what we were supposed to do, we took care of home court. Now the real challenge is going on the road and trying to get some wins."
"This is the game of basketball, a lot of crazy stuff happens on the court, unfortunately," he said. "It happened to me as well. When you play this kind of physical game, intense game, things happen. My approach to this game for the 14 years I've been in this league is to play hard and give 100 percent of whatever I have. I don't agree with the calls that I'm a dirty player. I'm not a dirty player. I just love this game and I'm playing hard. That's how I was taught since Day 1, honestly."