Kawhi Leonard enters his second playoffs with the Los Angeles Clippers with confidence.

"It's just about between the ears now," Leonard said when asked about the feeling among the Clippers' core entering this postseason compared to last year. "How much are we willing to sacrifice to get a win? How much of our mind and body are we going to put into this playoffs? That's where I'm at. I am confident in this unit."

The Clippers will once again play the Dallas Mavericks in the first round.

"Last year was last year," Tyronn Lue said. "We have a different team, we have a different formula, we've done things differently. Our team is healthy. We have made some changes. So we are a totally different team. That doesn't necessarily mean we are going to win a championship because of that, but we are in a different place."