Nothing beats the playoff intensity; this is why we all work extremely hard in the off-season and pre-season.
A culmination of persistence, determination and extreme work ethic moulds players to be finals ready.
With such a demanding schedule, there will be a quick turnaround.
Adjustments will need to be made and teams won’t be able to have a night off.
It takes four wins to get a championship and, having experienced one, I can honestly say it brings no better feeling.
Standing up on that podium alongside your brothers-in-arms, having toiled through so much to get there, stirs many emotions; one that stands out is satisfaction.
As we embark on another fantastic challenge, there will be plenty of opportunities for players to step up, make an impact and hopefully etch their name in a rich Wildcats history.
For us, it’s about believing in each other and believing we can win an NBL championship.
Unfortunately, due to losing the head-to-head series with Melbourne, we left our chances of finishing top of the ladder in their hands this week.
But we can only worry about what we can control and that is how we handle ourselves on the court.