"It was the first day, but there's a lot of things where guys said 'I knew I should have done this, I knew I should have done that,' " Howard said. "Before, you could kind of get away with that and not come out. This time, you have to do your job to stay in the game. You have to play defense, you have to do the right things on offense, you have to take the right shots."
"We talked about it a lot before the season started," guard Pe'Shon Howard said. "Before I got hurt, we worked on it a lot. Then with me getting hurt, I think coach just kind of threw it out the window a little bit."