•Why? I've got a 12-year-old son who would've known to get the ball to you under those conditions.
I don't know. It's part of the weird thing we've got against the Knicks. Maybe it's just inexperience. Maybe they rattle us.
•Well, the Knicks are known for that. They produce a lot of tension, a lot of movement, in the last five minutes. It's like playing against five Waring blenders out there.
Right. They put the heat on you. Zone presses and everything. And they try to throw the other team out of its game. They've done that against us real well.
•Do you talk about it with your teammates? Do you try to figure out how New York puts the whammy on you?
We don't know what to talk about! We don't know how to explain it. So we don't talk about it.
•Well, how'd you beat 'em in that one game in Milwaukee?
We just went out there and did our thing and beat 'em easy, playing our own game. Oscar [Robertson] made a lot of difference.
•Yeah, that's the understatement of the year. You guys racked up the second-best season record in NBA history, so it looks like Oscar might have helped you a little.
Funny about Oscar. I used to think he's such a hard guy, a very hard guy, grumpy and all. First time I ever met Oscar was a couple of years ago in an exhibition game in the Catskills, and Oscar and I got put on the same team.