Mavericks center Tyson Chandler joined Bill Simmons on the B.S. Report on KESN-FM 103.3. Here are some highlights.
On Portland being the upset pick over the Mavericks:
Tyson Chandler: Oh yeah, it was everywhere. It was all over the media. Portland was a dangerous team. I don't think anyone wanted to face Portland in the first round. It's tough to win in Portland. The fans are crazy up there.
What about that Game 4 loss? How'd you guys fight that off?
Tyson Chandler: That game made everybody sick. But it's one game. We felt like we had to move on. We can let it get to us and fall apart or we can stand and fight. We chose to stand and fight.
Was there a point in the Lakers series where you realized, 'Hey we're better than they are?'
Tyson Chandler: I felt like in Game 1, we gave them too much respect. When they let us hang around, we've got too many weapons. When we snuck that win, I felt like, 'Okay, we're gonna beat these guys. They let us steal one.' Then in Game 2, I remember feeling, 'We're just better than these dudes.' Dirk was the best guy in that playoff run. No matter who you want to compare him to. In the playoffs, he was possessed. There was no stopping him.
In the Finals, Game 2 ... Wade hits the three in front of the bench. Keeps his hand up. Tell me what happened in that huddle after that three.
Tyson Chandler: It was quiet in that huddle. That got under everybody's skin. It got everybody's blood boiling. Jason Terry said, 'Nobody likes a showoff.' We walked to the floor and that was it. It just turned from there. We always felt like if we could score - I think our goal was 90 points or over 87 - that we could beat 'em. If we could put up a big scoring night, we felt like their three couldn't keep up with our team.
Tyson Chandler: What Jason Terry said in Game 2 of Finals after Dwyane Wade's 3-pointer and posing
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