Game 7. The pinnacle, the ultimate.
Except that it’s still a basketball game.
“It’s basketball,’’ reminds Phil Jackson, who now has more postseason victories (224) than any coach in North American sports history. “When you say it’s still a game, you have to go through the same execution things.
“You may be playing at a faster rate, you may be playing at a quicker elevation, spirit, et cetera. But if you’re not going to be able to do the most basic things, if you come out of your skin, in other words, if you’re out of character, things are going to go awry.’’