The Austin Spurs will face the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA D-League Western Conference Finals. The opener is Friday night in Austin. Head coach Ken McDonald and players talk about the team's turnaround this season and what they need to do to win.
Head coach Ken McDonald says, "Last year we had a different make up of our team. We had veterans. We didn't have a lot of depth in our bench. It really didn't give us much. We didn't have the numbers to practice. A lot of times...had a lot of guys new to our system and the league in general. So a totally different situation, it's a much more enjoyable experience and a lot more professional group."
Mfon Udofia says, "Defense, we're preaching defense. Defense wins championships. If we stay strong defensively and share the ball and move the ball offensively we'll get the job done."
Game 1 is at 7 p.m. tonight. Game 2 will be in Santa Cruz on April 19 with Game 3 in Santa Cruz on April 20 if necessary.
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