"I saw that [Butler] tried to press [Turkoglu] and take away the 3," said Haywood, who finished with 10 points and 11 rebounds. "Once he got beat, I tried to step up. Turkoglu is so long and somehow stepped away from me, but [he] had a bad angle at the basket. His shot kind of ricocheted off the backboard. DeShawn [Stevenson] had a great box out on [Howard] to not allow him to get the tip-in."
"I had a lot of motivation," Haywood said. "I think we had a lot of motivation as a team. We let them really get off in D.C. and have a good time, especially [Howard]. He had a phenomenal game in D.C. [20 points, 11 rebounds]. He was dunking, posing, staring at people. We didn't like that, so we didn't want that to happen again."