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Postgame Quotes: Suns vs Bulls, 11/24/2010


Head Coach Alvin Gentry

Jason Richardson

Channing Frye

Tom Thibodeau

Derrick Rose

Luol Deng

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Head Coach Alvin Gentry

“It was a tough loss. You have to finish the game, and we didn’t finish the game. It doesn’t matter how you play early on, you have to be consistent the whole way through; we weren’t very consistent. I thought we got off to a good start. I thought we played well in the first quarter but we’re not doing the little things that help to extend leads. You have to maintain, and when you don’t do that, you have a good team out there, and a great player in Derrick Rose, and that’s the result. You have to play the whole 48 minutes, especially against teams that are going to compete.”

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Jason Richardson

“It’s a tough one to swallow, to have them down that much and to come back and lose like that it’s a tough game. We were being aggressive, came out of the gates moving and doing all the thing that we were supposed to and I think we got just a little bit lax. I thought we had the game in the bag, but in the NBA guys keep playing until the final buzzer. They just worked harder.

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Channing Frye

(On what was said in the locker room after the game)

“Just that we were very inconsistent and when we get up like that we have to continue to play the way we played and continue to play at a high level. We just gave them too many opportunities and I think that they are a good team, they are young and playing in a back to back, so I think in the first half we needed to play better and we shouldn’t have even been in that situation, but just take your hats off to their team. For us we need to come out and figure out ways to win and come together and I think it’s going to happen.”


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Bulls Head Coach Tom Thibodeau

“They hit us hard early, we were sluggish to start, and then I thought our bench came in and gave us great energy and got the game to where it was manageable again. And once we did that and we settled down, I thought we played a lot better, but then the last three quarters and then the overtimes I thought our energy was great, I thought we really started to move offensively and then defensively I thought we tightened things up.”

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Derrick Rose

(On coming back…)

“We just kept fighting. It wasn’t going our way, but we’re the type of team that’s grinding and we’re never going to stop.”

(On the team’s ability to come back…)

“We could be down 20 points, 30 points; we’re not going to want to be in that type of a situation but we were forced to be in that situation by the way we were playing; we were willing to come back.”


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Luol Deng

(On practicing hard…)

“Coach always said he’s preparing us. We practice so hard. Since I’ve been in the NBA I haven’t been on a team that practices so hard and that’s what prepares you for nights like this.

(On the team’s ability to come back…)

“We really care about winning. You could see that, even when we go down we still believe that we can come back.”


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