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Winning ugly

December 8th, 2004
by Yao

thumbnailLast night was one of those games that you just have to win – playing at home against a team (New Orleans) that is really struggling. But in this league you can’t take anything for granted. So while the game may not have been pretty, it was still good to come away with the win.

All season, teams have really been putting the pressure on and doubling Tracy and me, which makes it difficult to get off decent shots. I think you saw that a lot last night. Overall however, I was pleased with my performance, particulary with my rebounding output.

Perhaps the best part of last night’s win though, was to see a guy like Andre Barrett have such a good game – he was key in us pulling it out last night, scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter alone. And in order to be a success in this league as a team, you really have to play like a team, with different guys being able to step it up on any given night, just like Andre did last night. That’s what makes this game so much fun and exciting.

We’ve had a fairly good start of the season. As a team, we have to step it up more and find ways to win at the end of games. We play at home tomorrow night and I feel like we’ll be better prepared for that final stretch of the game and bring a little something extra.