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Washington Wizards sharpshooter Corey Kispert spoke about fighting fatigue/scheduling/injuries as a group after last night’s 96-87 home loss vs. the Detroit Pistons.

(via Washington Wizards):

Ava Wallace: “I understand you guys would never use this excuse, but to have been playing with so many injuries, so you’re relying on fewer guys, played an overtime game last night, now you’re fighting. How much harder is it to kind of climb out of that hole in a second half of a game with what I assume is less energy than you would normally have?”

Kispert: “It is hard, but that’s a mental hurdle you have to get over. Everybody’s fatigued. Everybody’s banged up. It’s the end of the season, guys are playing, guys aren’t playing. That is one of the biggest mental challenges in the NBA is just to fight fatigue whether you’re game 2 or you’re game 82, and when you give into fatigue and when you give into a schedule or injuries or whatever the season throws at you, losses pile up quickly. And I felt like we kind of as a group fell into every excuse possible.”