|Head Coach Alvin Gentry|
(On the Loss)
"I thought the last three quarters were just the worst we could have possibly played. The second quarter was as poorly as we’ve played all season. The last two quarters I didn’t think we did anything in those two quarters too. So we had a really good first quarter and then I think the last three quarters we just never got anything done – had no rhythm. We were always on the shot clock, you know, they were getting so many things in the paint. At the end of the night they get 87 points – they get 60 of them in the paint. It wasn’t a good game. We just didn’t play well after the first quarter and we gave up way too many things in the lane. We had way too many unforced turnovers. It was just one of those games where it was just a disaster, really."
(On Offensive Possessions)
"We were always on the clock. We got on the clock in the second quarter. We went 15 straight possessions without a basket because we weren’t executing and we weren’t getting into the play sets quickly enough and so we got on the clock. Then we end up taking some really difficult shots – forced shots because we were on the clock and we have to do a better job of getting ourselves in position and getting ourselves set so that we can run our offense and execute it to the point that we can get good shots. We had no trouble with that in the first quarter, we were moving the basketball and we just have to do a better job of getting into the set quicker so that we have options."
(On Allowing Points in the Paint)
"Well obviously, the biggest problem was turnovers. They were on the break and they had so many easy layups. Second thing, we are not helping each other on all different screens and rolls uh guys coming up for screens and we don’t have a stunt for them. Basically, it is just all about competing and playing hard right now. And quiet honestly we are not doing it."
(On the Second Quarter)
"Came out flat. I think that we took bad shots. We got a little selfish in the second quarter where the ball just wasn’t moving. We were giving a lot of easy buckets, a lot of isolations. We had a lot of turnovers, including myself. I turned the ball over way too much out there trying to play a little too much and getting a lot of character, but that happens sometimes. Overall, you have to credit them. Obviously we did not do it. They played good defense. They made adjustments and you gotta credit them.
|Head Coach Tyrone Corbin|
(On the Win)
"It was a nice comeback win on the road. I didn’t like the first quarter but after the first quarter till the last three minutes of the game I thought we picked it up on the defensive end and got our hands on a lot of balls. We got out in transition and got some baskets there and our offense when from there."
(On Adjustments after the First Quarter)
"We got into a pace where they were getting shots where they wanted to and we didn’t get our hands on anybody. They were coming to the basket and Dragic was turning the corner on us. Scola was hitting shots, Gortat was getting drives to the basket so we picked it up on the pick and roll and handled the first part of the pick and roll defense better and we got aggressive from there."
(On What the Win Means)
"I took a shot to the throat which is why I’m talking like this, but it’s all fun in basketball. That’s how we’ve got to play, we come out and put it all on the floor and good things are going to happen. We came out in tune and the energy was there and we were able to get a good lead and keep it. That’s why every game is so important; you don’t know which one is going to be your confidence booster and when you’re going to need it. Hopefully after this win, we’ll take this into tomorrow."
(On Scoring in the Paint)
"We got stops and we picked up our defense. They were hitting big time shots but they really weren’t getting easy shots. Points in the paint is what I mean by that. We just picked up our defense and started attacking them. Once we keep our defense going we can hold onto a lead. We kept attacking and didn’t settle for too many outside shots, we kept attacking the paint."