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Postgame Quotes: Suns vs Thunder, 3/31/11


Head Coach Alvin Gentry

Marcin Gortat

Vince Carter

Scott Brooks

James Harden

Kevin Durant

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Head Coach Alvin Gentry

“We’re still just kind of faced with the same situation. We just can’t seem to put any offense together to start the fourth quarter. That’s where most of the teams seem to be getting separation between us. We have to do a better job of guarding and then we have to find a way to generate some offense.” “We have to find a way to add the last twelve minutes to our game. I think we’re playing hard; we’re competing and doing a good job. It’s a 48 minute game, not 36. We have to find a way to play the last twelve minutes.”

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Marcin Gortat

“It was a bad night for us. We played terrible defense. We played with no toughness or physicality. We just have to get better. I have to get better at finishing around the basket. We lost all of our energy. We have to play through it and compete. We have great fans and fans that deserve to see better basketball.”

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Vince Carter

“It’s tough. They hit a lot of tough shots. The one thing that I like to see is that we are fighting to win games. It’s not like we are just lying down we are fighting. We are just not getting over the hump.” (On his game) “I was just playing. I just kept playing through it. I just tried to relieve those guys and play tough for them. They played a rough one last night and we pride ourselves on everyone contributing so I did just that. I was being aggressive and hit a few shots in the post and just got going and stuck with it. ”

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Scott Brooks

“I thought we did a good job of just controlling our pace, not taking quick shots and taking good shots. Defensively we were active throughout the game. We knew Phoenix is a tough team to stop every possession so every possession had to be good effort. They’re capable of making tough shots and Vince (Carter) was that guy tonight making some tough shots. But we just stayed with it and I thought Russell (Westbrook) was really good tonight. He’s had better stats in the past but he really controlled the game. He was active on the ball and I thought his command of the game put us in a position to win tonight.”

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James Harden

“We started getting stops. They were scoring, getting to the rim and making shots and we really locked in, got some stops and got the win. It feels good to play in front of your coaches and friends and people like that but it always feels good to come back here and get a win. We’re just on a roll. We’re not worried about the wins we’re just taking them one game at a time and try to go out and compete every game.”

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Kevin Durant

“We moved the basketball, got stops and found the good shot. Everybody was involved tonight and it got us the lead. Our bench was great. I think we did a good job all around. I don’t think it was just one or two guys that came on and did a great job, everybody played we.. He (Westbrook) can pick and choose his spots. He did a great job knowing when to get a ball up and when to attack and we fed off his energy. As a matter of fact, we fed off everybody’s energy I think. From the beginning we were ready to go and that was a good sign.”

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