on today's game
"It was a flat game from the middle of the second quarter on. Defensively we had a hard time getting the game where we wanted it to be. We had a pretty good start and the game looked like it was going to swing in our favor, but they got things going their way and it stayed."
on Lakers bench play today
"It was unfortunate for us. We couldn't get them going tonight and we had to mess with our minutes for a while. Things were not going well out there so they could not get a consistent run at times. They played for shorter minutes. Six and five [minutes] so it was a consequence that they didn't really get in the flow of the game. We had too many things going on out there that were not right."
on Lakers offensive play today
"They took away a lot of pass opportunities for us and they did a really good job that way. Our reactive passes and subsequent reactions to that I thought were appropriate. As consequence we got out of rhythm. Pau was terrific all day and I actually probably wore him down a bit more than I wanted to."
on Ron Artest 3-point shots
"He has not found a consistent shot. He has not been able to get consistent with that 3-point shot right now. He has been pretty good during the year."
on possibly facing the Spurs in the playoffs
"We helped them out today, but I don't think that will be an end result every time. They played pretty well so we will see."
on how to run of the offense better in games like today's
"It is how you run your offense. A lot of today was standing around like Pau and getting shots in isolation and there are not a whole lot of second chance opportunities from that. Some of the rhythm shots are opportunities but we didn't make them. We did not make the opportunities for ourselves."