Newcastle Eagles' abysmal BBL Trophy final performance last weekend will linger long in the memory.
Player-coach Fab Flournoy, however, is just grateful he is not facing the prospect of stewing all summer without being able to make amends.
Having blamed himself unreservedly for the inexplicably poor display, Flournoy is now undergoing a healing process which was initially hindered by the loss of influential captain TJ Walker - but more recently helped by successive league wins.
The Springfield Honda-backed club followed up Friday's thrashing of London with a comfortable 90-83 success against Chester Jets last night, with Flournoy eager to talk about a crucial last month or two of the season which could yet shape the long-term future of the New Yorker.
He said: "Picking up two wins has been like a weight being lifted ever so slightly, because it allows us get over our Trophy loss in the best possible way - by playing basketball.
"I genuinely don't think I could have lived with myself over the summer had we made the end-of-season play-off final and then played like we did in the Trophy final.
"That is why we are blessed to have the opportunity to set the record straight.
"Winning against London and Chester has not done exactly done that, but it has started a new era for us - albeit a very short one."
Flournoy went on: "We will be spending the next month or so preparing for the play-offs.
"We are after doing serious damage when we get there."
It was certainly an impressive enough win at the Northgate Arena against a Jets side still hopeful of a play-off berth and full of confidence after their thumping win in Milton Keynes only 48 hours earlier.
The hosts started brightly and led by as many as seven early in the second quarter, before the Eagles fought back to level the scores at 45-45 at half-time.
Yet again it was Tony "Dynamite" Dorsey who was the main threat, and the veteran forward is making a stronger case with every game that he has at least one further season in his legs.
With the teams still all-square going into the final quarter, it was young forward Darius Defoe, no doubt reaping huge benefit from working with Dorsey, who came up trumps with 10 points to help the Eagles ease to victory.
Flournoy, however, did issue a warning that, despite initial success without Walker, things would get a lot more difficult for his side.
He said: "Losing TJ was huge, and if people might think it has not had much of an effect they would be wrong.
"Our opponents will make adjustments in the next few weeks to take advantage of us not having him.
"We will be expected to drop the tempo and slow things down but, believe me, I will be turning up the heat and cranking things right up in every department.
"Our fans can expect some unorthodox adjustments to our style of play and more turnovers, but I guess we all just have to live with that."
NEWCASTLE EAGLES: Dorsey 22, Defoe 19, Bridge 15.
CHESTER JETS: Virgil 24, Cowan 20, McCullough 18.
Guildford Heat kept up their challenge for the British Basketball League title with a hard-fought 96-81 win over Leicester Riders at the Guildford Spectrum.
The Heat hold top spot in the league after the win as Daniel Gilbert led all scorers with 28 points. The Scottish Rocks maintained their play-off push with a 110-104 victory against Milton Keynes Lions.