And Heard Too...
We all know it's not just what seen, but what's heard too...
And so Courtside Sightings brings you some of the best lines of the night from Game One in San Antonio, and it's up to you to vote for who said it best.
On what he said during two early timeouts in the first quarter:
"I asked them if it wasn't too much trouble, if I wasn't being too pushy, if they could execute what we were trying to do, and if it didn't make them too angry if they also wanted to play some defense on the other end, that would be great. (Laughter)"
Spurs Forward Tim Duncan
On Popovich's self-described "polite" timeouts:
"Polite? Is that what you call polite? (Laughter). He didn't go crazy on us as he does sometimes, but he lit us up and he got into us."
Pistons Guard Richard Hamilton
On the defensive play of Bruce Bowen:
"But the good thing about it was I got any shot that I wanted. Every shot that I took, you know, I was comfortable with it and things like that. I just didn't make them."
Spurs Guard Manu Ginobili
On what he expects from the Pistons defense in Game 2:
"They were switching and collapsing a lot in the paint, so I was always going against two or even three guys. So, I know I'm going to expect that, so I don't care. I really got to try to play smarter. If they collapse a lot, try to find the open guy. I don't care or I don't need 20 points to feel good about myself, so I think I can do other things."
Pistons Guard Chauncey Billups
On teammate Rasheed Wallace:
"Rasheed was really aggressive to start the game. You know, we love when he's aggressive. We just try to force feed him. We'll break a play to get it to him anytime because we feel like most of the time, he's going to make good things happen."
Pistons Coach Larry Brown
On coaching against his good friend Gregg Popovich:
"You know, I never, ever look down the other end and worry about what another coach might do. I think you have no control over that. The only thing that we ever think about is how we can, you know, help our team be successful. But we got this thought in mind, we're both going to sit in the stands and watch this, just enjoy it."
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