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“It’s important how we start games,” said Ray Allen. “If you look at Game 1 in Atlanta and you look at both Game 1 and 2 in this series, I don’t think we started the quarters particularly well. You’ve got to start in good fashion where you establish a tempo at both ends of the floor. You have to make sure that you start at the beginning of the third quarter in that same fashion, because you don’t want to give a team any bit of confidence.
“If you get a guy that’s been struggling going, then all of a sudden, that’s momentum on their side. So that’s huge for us. We can’t have any letdowns. We can’t walk into a series or a game thinking that this team is going to bow down to us, because now everybody’s here and everybody knows that they can win and move on. We have to continue to feel as though we have to be the ag