||Spurs Head Coach Gregg Popovich
"Tony Parker's focus, leadership and play were really fine tonight. He led us through and I thought everyone participated and everyone competed. We participated in a great team sense on both ends of the floor. We got a good win against a good team."
(On the play of Tim Duncan against Dwight Howard…)
"As I mentioned with Tony (Parker), it's been the same thing all year long. He's been consistent. He's having a really, really good year. He showed his value again tonight."
(On Kawhi Leonard…)
"Well, he's a rookie who has absorbed a lot, learned quickly and competed well. So we try to find opportunities to get him on the court to get him more and more experience. So rather than always just having him or Richard on the court, it's been good the last few times to have them both on the court. He gives us a little size and he's played well."
(On Manu making three-pointers and if that's a sign of his legs being back…)
"That's one thing that one always looks at because you need those legs to make shots, especially late in the game. That was nice to see."
(On winning against Magic…)
"They are a good team, solid, with a lot of shooters. Of course, they have Dwight in the paint. They are good. So we are happy that we played for 48 minutes."
(On the fast pace of the game…)
"We are trying to do that. It's something that has been increasing over the last three-to-four years. We try to do it but sometimes it's not in our DNA because we haven't done for many years. When we can push, we are trying to. So it really helps to get some easy buckets. Tony is rolling, he's going one against three and is able to finish. He's a big part of what we do."
(On getting stops tonight…)
"We played really good defense in the fourth especially. At the start it wasn't that good, but down the stretch it was a lot better, so we're pretty happy about that."
(On how amazing was Tony (Parker) tonight?)
"He was great and he took control of the game. He was getting frustrated early on, but he got some shots to fall in the second half and started rolling from there. He's been the guy for us all year long and he's controlling the game. He's making the right passes and making the shots when he has too. He's been unbelievable."
(On having the big three out on the courting crunch time…)
"It was great. We need more of that, obviously. It's great to have that experience. It's just trying to get us back in that rhythm of being out there together and making plays together. It's great to have Manu back. He played well and hit some big shots for us."
(On playing on the road and recapturing winning on the road…)
"We hope so, these are big games for us against some the best teams in the league. We hope so, we're going to be ready and tonight was a good prep for that."
||Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy
(On the overall game…)
"They average 100 (points) a game and we held them to 22 points over their average. We just couldn't keep up at the defensive end. We just couldn't. There was nothing they ran that we could stop; their quickness on the pick and rolls and then their ball movement and drive on the ball. They obviously shot the ball very well. They were just great. We hung in the game because we played pretty well offensively. It was a three-point game with a little over five minutes to go. They took the lead at about the six minute mark. We were right there and our guys competed hard, but in the long run, we could not contain them defensively at all."
(On pick and roll stand and three-point shooting…)
"The pick and roll set up most of the three-point shooting. The fact that (Tony) Parker had us all over the place chasing him was very difficult. We couldn't contain him at all in the pick and roll. I don't think it was the lack of effort. We just didn't get the job done. It has been sort of an up and down issue with us all year anyway and he is one of the tougher guys. He took us apart. Then they shot the ball well and moved the ball well. They are a very good team to begin with and they played very, very well tonight. As I told our guys, our defense could have been better but I am also not naïve enough to think that it was all bad defense. They were great tonight. They played extremely well."
(On the 'fast' pace of the game…)
"Well I don't know if we necessarily wanted to slow down the pace. We would've liked to slow them down. Early in the game I thought they had a good pace and they were running. Just because the numbers are high doesn't mean it was a fast paced game. They just didn't miss any of their shots. Look at the shooting percentages, they were 50 percent from three and everything else. To me, it wasn't that fast of a game."
(Thoughts on the game…)
"We shot 52 percent for the game, we scored 113 points. It was just our defense and we could not stop them when it counted."
(On the Spurs defense…)
"They really did not stop us on defense either. It was an offensive game, so they did not do a whole lot defensively either."
(On the play of Tony Parker...)
"He was great. He has been playing at a great level all year. He is really taking that offense over and he is picking his spots well. He knows when to be aggressive, when to score, and when to be a playmaker. Tony is as good as any point guard in the league right now."
(On the back-to-back…)
"All back-to-backs are tough and anytime you get San Antonio in the second night, it's going to be a tough night."
(Thoughts on the game...)
"They got stops and we didn't late in the game. Both teams played hard and obviously both teams shot the ball really well. At half time we knew that the first team that would get stops would win the game. They got the stops when they needed them."
(On how Jameer is going to handle trade deadline day...)
"Same way I have been doing it for the last eight years. My job is to play basketball and my job is not to worry about what is going on in management. I'm on the court to play basketball and that is all that I can control."
(On Tony Parker in the fourth quarter...)
"He did a great job of running his team. He makes that team go and it showed tonight. We could not stop his pick and rolls and he is always in attack mode. I tried to make him play defense as much as I could but he just played great tonight."
(On the Spurs…)
"They are a great team and they are a great team for a reason. Their coaching staff is great and I always have great respect for what they do."