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Postgame Quotes: Suns vs Rockets, 3/8/2011


Head Coach Alvin Gentry

Hakim Warrick

Vince Carter

Rick Adelman

Kyle Lowry

Patrick Patterson

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Head Coach Alvin Gentry

(Opening statement)

“I thought we did a great job. I thought we played throughout. We didn’t get to some balls early on in the game that I thought they beat us to, but I thought in the second half we did just about everything we needed to do. Although it was a high-scoring game, I thought it was a grounded out game.”

(On Grant Hill)

“Grant was great, and I’ll say it again. I’m going to say it until somebody hears it or somebody writes it: if Grant Hill is not on the All-Defensive team, then I don’t know who should be. I really don’t. Every single night we ask him to guard the best player; it doesn’t matter what position he’s in, we ask him to guard the best player unless it’s the five man….just the work he put in and then to be able to come back offensively, he usually wears himself out guarding those guys, but he was even good offensively tonight. I’ll say it again; I think Grant Hill, without a doubt, deserves to be on the All-Defensive Team for what he does for our team and what we ask him to do.” (On Hakim Warrick) “Hakim’s had good games for us. He’s had really good games for us. He had a game where he had 26 points in the first half. I think he’s one of those guys who, the longer he’s out there, the more comfortable he gets. He got some early baskets that settled him down; he got some baskets from the perimeter.”


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Hakim Warrick

(On playing without Channing Frye)

“I know, collectively, everyone is going to have step up their game. He’s a big part of this team, this organization and he’s been playing so well for us, so I just wanted to go out there and be aggressive and just do my part.”

(On playing with confidence)

“This game is mostly confidence, so you see the ball go in the basket and you’re going to continue to be aggressive and no matter what I’m going to be aggressive, but once you get some early buckets it really helps you out.”


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Vince Carter

(On the first game after a road trip)

“The last game of the road trip and the first one, the next one off the trip is usually the toughest one, but we were able to fight through it. When you play a team like that, coming of their back-to-back you have to put them away, and they can score, they put up a lot of points. We gave ourselves a chance in the last five minutes of the game and found a way (to win).”

(On the game)

“They played hard, we gave them life and they stuck around, they were aggressive for most of the game. But at the same time we were able to stay close and give ourselves a chance.”


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Rockets Head Coach Rick Adelman

“It’s a tough loss, a tough loss. We didn’t guard them well in the second half and they made us pay. They made shots, Vince Carter made shots and we got behind and when you have to fouls Steve (Nash) it’s tough. I mean he missed one but it’s a tough thing because he’s not usually going to miss free throws. I thought Lowry played a great game. He was attacking them. We missed a lot of shots. We missed shots from guys that normally make shots and that’s the way the game went.”

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Kyle Lowry

“I should have shot the ball. I should have shot it. I should have made it a clean look. That’s how basketball games are supposed to be played. They made shots, we made shots. That’s how the game is supposed to be played down the stretch, tough hard fought game. Vince made some shots and they made some real tough individual plays. They did their pick and roll and Warrick did awesome tonight. He made up for them missing Frye tonight.”

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Patrick Patterson

“We had our opportunities to win this game but they were hitting their shots. We were contesting their shots and we played good defense for multiple segments but it seemed like everything they put up went in, whether it was a contested shot or whether it was a shot that really wasn’t in rhythm. Down the stretch they ran their plays, they set their picks to get open, Steve Nash took control of his team and they finished the game and we couldn’t finish the game.”

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