Sure it's only one game, but I think the nation (especially Charles Barkley) just got an idea of what this team can do when all the key pieces are together. Maybe tonight's win cost us a few ping-pong balls, but at this point, I don't really care. This roster just proved that they can beat the best team in the NBA without their upcoming lottery pick. That has to get you excited for next year.
(And no, that's not an endorsement of selling/trading this year's pick.)