George Karl Previews Game 2 against Thunder
Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:21 pm
By: News On 6
Originally Published: Apr 19, 2011 11:23 PM CDTGrant Belcher
Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
OKLAHOMA CITY – When two players combine to score 72 points in a game, the losing coach usually wants to make some adjustments afterward.
But Denver coach George Karl had some surprising words on Tuesday, saying that he thought the Nuggets’ game plan happened like they planned.
“We were feeling good about winning that game almost the whole game,” he said. “Up until one minute to go in the game, we thought we could and maybe would win the game.”
Karl said his team might make some small adjustments for Wednesday night’s game two, but nothing major.
He also continued to talk about what he referred to as “getting beat by a tough call.”
Toward the end of the playoff opener, OKC’s Kendrick Perkins tipped in an offensive rebound, which the league later confirmed should have been a goaltending call.
Karl said after the game that it was tough for his team to recover psychologically after the no-call.
But he also said that the two-day break since the first game has served his team well, giving it time to get the call out of its mind.
“If you come back (right away), it lingers with you in your sub-conscience,” he said.