Keys to this game are the bigs (Collier, Moreland, and Burton) continuing to peak and support the perimeter play, getting off to a fast start, overcoming physical and psychological fatigue, and sustaining focus. The usual "rebound, play D, and make free throws" of course, too (but I'm getting tired of writing beating that dead horse). D was horrible versus Washigton…guys can't stand around watching and expect to keep advancing. Nelson should be back tonight, which should provide some fresh legs.
I don't have any feel for this game. Does anyone? I think we'll know in the first five minutes. If they aren't fatigued they'll be in it. This is icing on the cake and quite fun–something they and we should enjoy rather than stress over.