Green has not lost sight of that blown 2-0 lead to Oklahoma City a year ago.
"We're a more mature team," he said. "We've been there before so we know what it takes. But we also know what it takes to get past that point and not to be lackadaisical, not to get satisfied. We've just got to continue to just come out and play basketball, stay focused and remember what happened last year."
AP freelance writer Raul Dominguez in San Antonio contributed to this report.
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