Head Coach Alvin Gentry
On Monta Ellis:
He is so hard to guard in the open court, he really is as good as anyone in the league. We even tried to give our defenders some help guarding him and then he found some open guys for three, so ultimately we just decided to stay home. He scored some points and keyed their run in the third, but overall I’m happy with our performance.
On Hedo Turkoglu:
He has been playing good off the bench and we have to be patient with him because we are asking him to play a position he has never played before. He is now playing against power forwards that like to bang against him and guys like David Lee are tough to guard. But, he wants to help the team and we need to put him in a position so that he can be successful.
On Jason Richardson:
He has been solid for us and shooting the ball great. There have been a couple of stretches this season where he has not shot the ball particularly well, but he shot well tonight. He has really worked hard on defense and as I said last year, he had his best year as a pro. He was great in the playoffs, but his defense has improved dramatically. Plus, he plays well when he comes back here, which is nice.