"I was just trying to do a little too much," said Tepesch, who threw a scoreless inning on 14 pitches in Sunday's intrasquad game. "I was trying to make perfect pitches and staying who I am. Getting sent down allowed me to look at what made me successful and try to own those types of things. It was beneficial. I also now know that I can only control what I do. If I stay focused on that, pressure takes care of itself."
McGee, who is averaging 4.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in 22 games, shot down rumors he was asking for a buyout. If the Sixers were able to beat the March 1 deadline, McGee is eligible to sign with any team and can compete in the postseason.
"It took me a little while to get used to (playing off the bench)," he said to the team's website. "I obviously would have liked to play better (last season), but I think this year I'm more prepared. I kind of know what's going to happen and I can focus on what I can do on the court instead of focusing on what it would be like if I were to be more on the court.
"When you have a consistent role you get to know what your team is going to do and they know how you play and you know when you're going to get into the game and how many minutes you play. That helps."
Scola is averaging 9.2 points and 6.3 rebounds in 57 games this season.
"Him playing the first part of this season as a starter and getting extended minutes with these teammates really helped him find a rhythm that he didn't have last year with new teammates and an unfamiliar system," coach Frank Vogel said.
"Just be aggressive, do what I do," Bargnani said to the New York Post.
Bargnani is averaging 15.6 points and 6.1 rebounds in his last six games, including 25 and 19 points playing on a back-to-back.
"I feel good, pretty good. This is the first back-to-back in 13 months for me," said Bargnani. "I'm happy we won both games so that’s pretty good."
"He got hit in the back and that's why he was in the locker room," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "He probably shouldn't have played in the second half. He just played through it. I kept on asking him if he was OK and he said he was... He gutted it out."
Dragic is averaging 16.0 points and 4.2 assists in 57 games this year.
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