Lakers coach Phil Jackson on tonight's game:
"We got off to a good start and stayed that way for most of the game. We played a back to back last night and I think it's shown character, early in the season those are difficult games to come back and play. Pau and Lamar both had great nights tonight. And we were sustained by a pretty good defense first half I thought."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Brandon Roy's performance:
"I'm not so sure that's all our making. It looked to me like he wasn't ready to attack as much as he normally is…it looked to me like he was a little bit hesitant out there. And they had other things going on with Miller and Batum basically."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on maintaining their record and keeping the minutes down:
"We're not going to do anything like that. The season's too long, travel's too difficult in the West Conference. You just have to try and step out and ahead of people in our division, our conference and play as it comes along. We have a relatively good schedule here early in the season…Denver will be a tough game during this week, we have multiple contests coming up, we'll go on the road for three games. We'll see how we do on the road."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Pau Gasol's performance:
"I loved his passing, I always admire the fact that he can get the ball inside and he can make passes off the post and get easier shots for his teammates. And his offense was good, and so was Lamar's."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Shannon Brown's performance:
"I'm really enamored with Shannon's ability to shoot the ball, he's shooting the ball great. He's getting a good base, he has great lift. He's practiced those three point shots, he's played very well and I think he's very confident in what he can do."
Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant on Pau Gasol's triple-double:
"He made incredible plays out of the double teams. He made all the right plays, depends on what the defense is doing. You got to pick your poison with us and you got to make a choice. We have so many weapons, we have that can complete, and guys that can make plays."
Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant on the Lakers bench and Shannon Brown:
"It's going to be a consistent theme for us. Our bench, that's just how they play. They been playing this way all year long. Shannon's [Brown] been playing this way consistently. It's not something that's just a hot game for him; this is how he plays."
Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant on the team's three-point shooting:
"We have a lot of shooters, and when you have that you get good looks all the time. Just continue to move the ball. We have Pau [Gasol] on the post, me on the post, so defense have to really make a choice"
Lakers' forward Ron Artest on his defensive strategy against Brandon Roy:
"My defense has been stubborn for the last couple of years…I always say, I just play everybody the same way. Because if I change my defense, it's like changing my form on my shot."
Lakers' forward Ron Artest on if he feels Brandon Roy was frustrated by his defense:
"No, the way he approaches the game is something to look up to because his facial expression never changes. You never know what's behind that expression."
Lakers' forward Lamar Odom on the Lakers performance tonight:
"We got it going defensively. We were able to take them out of the sets that they wanted to run. We got out on the break…and just had fun."
Lakers' forward Lamar Odom on effectiveness of triangle offense:
"We're comfortable with running our offense. Everybody is experienced in the triangle and our playmakers are making plays for each other."
Lakers' forward Pau Gasol on if he's surprised at how dominant the Lakers have been so far:
"For the most part, we have been…Sometimes you would expect it to be a little tougher at times. But most of the games have been at home. We've been doing a good job on the road also, we took care of business. And now the schedule is going to get a little harder. So we'll see if we can keep it up."
Lakers' forward Pau Gasol on if the Lakers talk about having the best regular season record:
"We take it one game at a time. We really don't talk about going for the best record. We try to deal with everyday situations. So far we're doing good and the team's playing well."
Portland head coach Nate McMillan on competing against the Lakers:
"Well, they're playing great basketball, leading the league in scoring and hitting on all cylinders it seems like. [They're] shooting the ball extremely well. They were coming off a game where, they played OK, they didn't play really good, so you knew they were going to come out tonight. They just came out and jumped on us."
Portland head coach Nate McMillan on what he can take away from tonight's game:
"They're the world champs. They play great basketball. We got a lot we got to work on, but our guys have played a lot of basketball in the last [few weeks]. I'm not making excuses, but they've played a lot of basketball in the last few weeks. We're shorthanded with players, and coming off a back-to-back tonight…the Lakers were sharp and dominated the game."
Portland head coach Nate McMillan on what he thinks the Lakers did specifically to defend guard Brandon Roy:
"Artest basically just tried to deny I think what you try to do with our players, and the defense rose up. They gave us a matchup with Nicolas [Batum] and we went at that, tried to take advantage of that. But you got to go to your main guy, and Artest did a good job of just making Brandon work."
Portland head coach Nate McMillan on the Lakers depth:
"I think that there is certainly some depth to their bench. They're playing great basketball right now. They're shooting the ball well. Lamar Odom right now is playing [like] he's an All-star. His numbers and what he's doing for that team, shooting the ball, rebounding, handling the ball, he's playing great basketball for them."
Blazers guard Andre Miller on the Lakers energy and teamwork:
"They're active, they're long, and they're a tough team. T hey jumped on us. They were active with their hands. They played typical Laker ball. They have got so many guys that can play defense interchangeably. They're all shooting the ball well playing through the big man and Kobe doesn't really have to shoot the ball right now. We got beat pretty bad. We have a lot of work to do. They pretty much had control of the game the entire game."
Blazers guard Andre Miller on the loss:
"It's not discouraging, it's a long season, so we don't want to make no excuses we just try to move on from this loss and move on two the next one."
Blazers guard Brandon Roy on his offensive struggles:
"I don't know the answer right now. I'm still trying to figure out how to get involved offensively."
Blazers guard Brandon Roy on Lakers defense, specifically Artest:
"Ron Artest, he didn't change his defense he just plays good defense every night. Coming of screens and stuff they did a good job of showing and they're just big. When you kick it, they try and force you to take shots from the perimeter."
Blazers guard Brandon Roy on the Blazers loss and Lakers depth:
"I wouldn't say it's discouraging but they're good. You can look at the paper and see that they have got a lot of players, a lot of depth, and they're a team that you can't go out there and play with low energy or they're going to kill you. It's no secret they're stacked. I think they'll tell you that. They've got a good team.
Blazers guard Brandon Roy on moving forward:
"We got our butt kicked but it's nothing that we're going to harp on. The biggest thing is we have to try and rest up and get ready for this game Tuesday. This one's over with I don't think we'll talk about it too much."
Blazers guard Brandon Roy on Pau Gasol and Lakers ball movement:
"Because they get the lead and they just play big. Pau is a monster. I think he almost had a triple double at halftime. He's catching that ball, he's passing it, and they basically gel and hit the open man. They're hitting the open man every time. Kobe does not have to spend much energy and they don't even have Bynum, so they're loaded.
Blazers guard Brandon Roy on Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol:
"They're a veteran ball club that's been playing together for a while. They pretty much know how to play. They have pretty much two of the best players in the league in Kobe [Bryant] and [Pau] Gasol and everybody else pretty much plays their position and follow suit.
Blazers center Marcus Camby on the Lakers size:
"It was terrible from the jump. You can't give a team like that a double digit lead especially in the first quarter because they play with their size, they play with their strength. It's hard to play catch up against a team like that."