Chauncey is a player I respect. He's a big-game player.
I think the number one thing with young players, you got to get them to play hard. When you step on the court, they don't check your paycheck to see how much you make, and they don't check your ID to see how old you are.
I thought we came out with a good focus, especially after a back-to-back. We came out methodically offensively and defensively went into a swarming defense and controlled things right from the beginning.
We have a lot of confidence in our defense and when you're scoring offensively, they both feed off of each other.
I noticed the same thing you noticed. I told him and I have told all of our players -- nothing is given. You earn your minutes. You earn what you get. What we're going to do is put guys on the floor that are going to compete on a daily basis.
He causes problems. He has improved his perimeter game so much.
Ben was great. The energy he played with for 56 minutes was unreal.
But most of the things has to be, as far as staying aggressive in your initial offense, not searching out the three.
He was somewhat emotional. It's a tough situation, and that's one of the reasons I played him a lot. I thought it was better for him to be occupied than to just sit and think.
One of the reasons I played him a lot, I thought it was better for him to be occupied than to sit and think. And considering his circumstances, not sleeping much last night after hearing about it, he played pretty good.
It's a close-knit group. When someone in your family is hurting, you hurt.
I think what we can do now is we can change our personality. Defense can carry us at times. But I thought in the fourth quarter, our offense, we executed. To score 28 points down the stretch in the fourth quarter that's pretty impressive.
He's going to get enough punishment, hits and bruises next game.