Head Coach Scott Skiles
On the Trail Blazers' fast start:
"We weren't very competitive early in the game, that's for sure. We had a very difficult time with [Wesley] Matthews and [Rudy] Fernandez most of the night, and LaMarcus [Aldridge], but those two guys early on... their shot-making and play-making, we had trouble just getting into a stance and trying to defend them. Then we had to play catch-up the rest of the night."
On his team's energy:
"We don't have a chance right now if we don't have that. That has to be a constant, and it's been up and down a little too much. When you're missing a key guy, you have to have your other key guys step up and play well, and we had trouble doing that."
On LaMarcus Aldridge's game:
"He out-played us. He's a talented guy anyway. I don't want to take anything away from him, but the tone of the game was set early on. We didn't have much of an answer down there for him, just from a physical standpoint. He appeared to have a lot more energy and be a lot more physical than we were."
On fighting back after the early deficit:
"We weren't physical at all to start the game. We were very soft and non-competitive, and they took advantage of that. This isn't the type of building or the type of team you want to be trying to play from 20 points down. We couldn't ever get anything going."
On his team's offense:
"Keyon [Dooling] made a couple jumpers, and John [Salmons] made a couple jumpers, but other than that we didn't make any jump shots. We weren't getting much out of going inside either, so we were having a hard time trying to find somewhere to go."
On what the team can improve on before playing the Lakers:
"We don't have a chance if we're not going to be competitive. In the first half balls were coming off the rim while our guys were just standing there watching, while the Blazers are picking them up and scoring. We have to address that and somehow be ready to compete when the game starts."
Guard Keyond Dooling
On the Trail Blazers' performance:
"They dominated the game, every facet, from start to finish."
"We didn't start out well enough, and they kept the pedal to the metal and dominated the game."
On playing from behind:
"We came out a little bit lethargic. We didn't make shots and they did, so we got ourselves behind. It's hard to play catch-up up, and it puts more pressure on the shots when you fall behind."
On how the team improves from here:
"We have good character guys, so I don't think anybody's going to tuck their tail or anything like that. We just have to go back to the drawing board, continue to try and get healthy and play the right way."
Center Andrew Bogut
On his team's performance in the game:
"For the most part, we weren't in the game from the start. It's just one of those games that you have to bounce back from."
On playing without Brandon Jennings:
"Obviously we missed Brandon tonight. His scoring and his penetration obviously helps keep the floor spread. Teams are starting to really pound us now and we have to adjust."