Lindsey Hunter

Suns Forward Goran Dragic

Suns Guard Jared Dudley

Frank Vogel

Roy Hibbert

Paul George

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Lindsey Hunter

(Opening statement)

“Like I have said before there are no moral victories, but when you are traveling down the road we are traveling you have to get small victories out of tough times. I think tonight we got a lot of small victories. That is a championship-caliber team over there I would say and I think we fought them toe to toe right up until the end. I am proud of our guys. Everybody that played really stepped up and fought. That is all we can ask them to do.”

(On Goran Dragic)

“He looked like he had rockets on his shoes tonight. He looked really good. He looked fresh.”

(On shooting 48% FG against the Pacers defense)

“I think we really shared the ball. Guys passed up good shots and we got great shots. Even right up to the end we got really good looks. We executed well. That is the way you play basketball. The game dictates what you should do. A lot of times we do not listen because we want to make a play instead of taking the play. Tonight we took the plays that the game presented and moved the ball to the open guy. It was a great thing to watch.”


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Suns Forward Goran Dragic

(On Markieff’s performance)

“He was guarding well, especially (David) West. He was huge in the third and fourth quarters. We were iso-ing him and he knocked down some huge shots for us. He was driving and basically, he should play like this every night – and if he’s going to do that then he’s going to be great.”

(On how he felt after having six days off)

“I was fine. I feel a little bit – maybe first quarter I was breathing hard, but after I went through that, then I felt fine.”

(On the positives you can take out of this game)

“It was a close game. I lost the ball in the last 45 seconds of the game and it was only 5 points or something like that. We moved the ball well, got open shots. We were running. We did everything, but in the end you have to defend that is the most important thing. It’s tough. What is good, we’re going to see tomorrow – I mean the next day when we have a meeting and watch some tape and then we can say something about it.”


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Suns Guard Jared Dudley

(On the Suns getting up for the playoff teams)

“I think for the most part we’ve struggled throughout this whole season. Sometimes you play – well it’s not often you play down to your competition because obviously we are at the bottom. As of right now I think it goes by crowd. I think that most players play better when there’s more fans than when it’s empty fans. For us some game we hit shots and we play a lot better. When we don’t hit shots we struggle, no matter if it’s a good team or a bad team. I can definitely see that trend where guys get up a little bit more for the high quality teams.”


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Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel

(On game)

“Sometimes you just gotta win. It’s not always going to be a 25 point road win. Any win on the road is a good win. I’m happy to get out of here with a win.”

(On getting to the free throw line)

“[Shooting free throws] is part of our style of play. We try to pound it inside and force teams to foul us if they don’t have great low post defenders, and then we pound the glass. A lot of fouls came on that as well but we have one’s, two’s, and three’s that are good attackers as well. They challenged defenders to not put their hands on us.”


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Pacers Center Roy Hibbert

(On game)

“We’re a team that’s filled with leaders. Paul (George) took over at moments. David (West) came in a closed the game out. George (Hill) made some spectacular plays and Lance (Stephenson) is our bulldog. We closed the game strong.”

(On game)

“We knew we were playing against a hungry team. We learned from our losses in the past. We didn’t try to force anything, took good shots, and played D towards the end of the game.”


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Pacers Forward Paul George

(On end of road trip)

“We stuck together. We made big plays. Made some huge defensive stops. That’s really been the key to our success on this trip.”

(On team)

“We really got the whole DNA and the makeup to really make a great run. We’re big inside. We got guys that can create and make shots. Our defense is amazing. If we continue to play at this tempo and continue to run and continue to stay consistent defensively we should be alright.”


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