"You're giving yourself a lot of opportunities and playing just sloppy is what it is," Ventura said. "That's where guys get frustrated.
"We all get frustrated. When that gets cleaned up, you're in games, and when that feeling turns, you're going to win games. That's a big boost of momentum once you get it."
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