Warriors coach Mark Jackson has been telling anyone who would listen during the past month that his team has a new identity.

With few outsiders believing, the Warriors put that never-quit, defensive-minded identity on full display in a showcase against the league's best team Tuesday night in front of a hysterical crowd of 19,596 at Oracle Arena.

"There was a point, just like in life, where you can fold the tent, or you can begin to believe and fight back. We did that," Jackson said moments after the Warriors' 111-106 overtime victory against the Miami Heat. "It's great for my guys, because the bottom line is you need results in order to trust a system."