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Postgame Quotes: Sixers @ Nets

Head Coach Doug Collins

“We got off to a good start, up 12-4. Brooklyn hit us with a 20-5 run, which knocked us back, and also Joe Johnson’s close to the 3rd quarter. I just talked to our guys about finishing out quarters and who is the most dangerous man on the floor. We gave him a two and let him walk into a three pointer at the end of the 3rd quarter. Those are mistakes you can’t make when you’re on the road. As long as I’m the coach, our guys are going to fight back. If they don’t, then they’d have to get another coach. We just keep talking to the guys about at the moment of truth to get in there and get hit. We had the ball in the paint 48 times today. We have to continue to get in there and find a way. That’s an area where we just have to do it. We keep doing other things well so we just have to find a way.”

 

Guard-Forward Evan Turner

On the Nets 18-0 run

“They made shots and they got going, so that was pretty much it. When you throw them into the free throw line, it makes it tough to beat them.  But teams go on runs, we also go on runs, but that’s basketball”

On Joe Johnson

“In the 3rd quarter, he made like eight shots. He also made three tough shots. But that is Joe (Johnson), he makes tough shots when they need him, and that is it.”

 

Guard-Forward Dorell Wright

On getting to the foul line

“There are a lot a games we play and we lose by close margins. Some games we lose by six or seven and other teams are beating us at the free throw line. A few of those shots in the paint and getting contact to go to the free throw line will help us beat teams.”