Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson's confidence never wavered as his team battled through a rough stretch, especially on the road.
His players are hungry for more success, too.
Coming off a blowout victory, visiting Golden State looks to beat the New Orleans Hornets for the third time this season Monday night.
The Warriors (38-30) had lost 13 of their last 20 games, including nine of 10 on the road, and were in danger of dropping to seventh place in the Western Conference.
But they remained in sixth and extended their lead to 1 1/2 games over Houston by routing the Rockets 108-78 on Sunday to kick off a three-game road trip, a performance Jackson welcomed after the adversity his team faced in recent weeks on the road.
"I believe in my guys and I know this team is not going to panic. We are going to stay true to who we are," Jackson said. "You don't start doing things you haven't been doing. That panic. This is a special group. I'm honored to coach these guys."