Giannis Antetokounmpo preached remaining consistent and not panicking following the Milwaukee Bucks' 124-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors.
The loss represented the Bucks' fourth consecutive defeat.
"I kind of have a feeling that everybody is in a panic mode, which should not be the case ... When you come here, nothing can be easy," said Antetokounmpo after the loss.
The Bucks are now 0-9 when trailing after three quarters, and have the second lowest win percentage when games go into clutch time.
The team was also without Jrue Holiday for the fifth straight game due to health and safety protocols.
"At the end of the day, we lost four in a row, we're not going home. We're still here. It's not the playoffs. Obviously, it's frustrating. We want to win, especially a game like this. A big game, guys playing hard. ... You want to come out and win the game, but it doesn't always go your way. But, always you've got to look at the bright side of it. You still have another opportunity on Thursday. So, keep getting better, watch the film, improve, keep everybody in a good place and it's not the end of the world right now," added Antetokounmpo.