Actually, I think we have something to lose. A sweep, in my opinion, would be potentially fatal to Casey, if not to the whole team as constructed.
Winning a couple games , even while losing the series, could change the perception of the team, especially if the Cavs struggle in the next series.
The worst possible outcome for us would be a bad loss today, followed by the cavs losing the next series.
So I think we have more to play for than just pride.
Nah, as Doc stated in another thread, this team has a 3-year window. We’ve all said and the team was transparent about this being a transition year. The organization won’t throw away all the positive steps made by players and the team as a whole. There will inevitably changes (one of the bigs likely will be moved and one or two multi-dimensional wing players added), but most of the team, including the coaching staff, should return. The question is whether Masai aggressively pursues a trade to land a star (granted not a whole lot available unless Leonard demands a trade).