The mood in the clubhouse remained upbeat, even though we lost Friday night.
Obviously during the game, your intensity is through the roof, but afterward, I kind of just go around and talk to the guys, and I was pleased to see the guys were still smiling and being themselves. That is key. Because we did lose some games during the regular season — we didn’t go 162-0, you’re going to lose some games. And I think when you overanalyze things, it does you absolutely no good unless you’re a masochist and you want to beat that drum of defeat.
We just have to turn the page and basically do exactly what we do every night — go home, enjoy our families and come back tomorrow. Just relax like it was any other game. That is so key for making sure you minimize these things so you can go out there the next day and relax and play your game.