Coach Terry Stotts of the Portland Trail Blazers emphasized the need for a “best effort” in Game 4 after losing to the Golden State Warriors in Game 3, according to the Sporting News’ Tom Webber. The Blazers looked sluggish in the second half, especially in the third quarter. Energy is something they have struggled with throughout the series.
“We’re going to give it our best effort on Monday. I mean, that’s all that matters, is we give it our best effort. We give it everything we have on Monday, and whatever happens, happens,” Stotts said.
”But that’s [about] having the pride and professionalism to give it the best effort and to get a home win, and then go from there.
”I don’t know if it’s as much about strategy as about just rallying around and giving it the best effort possible.”
The Portland Trail Blazers face the Warriors in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals on Monday at 6pm.