Postgame Quotes: Suns at Timberwolves - April 9, 2012


Alvin Gentry

Markieff Morris

Sebastian Telfair

Rick Adelman

Kevin Love

Martell Webster

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Suns Head Coach Alvin Gentry

(On the game)

"Oh it was a great win. I thought we played great from start to finish for the most part. We were laughing about it earlier because, I thought that we did a great job on Kevin Love with 25 points and 13 rebounds, he has become that kind of player where he can get 25 (points) and 13 (rebounds) and you feel like you've done a really good job against him. But, I did think we did a pretty good job controlling him off the boards."

(On the bench)

"Yeah, our bench has been good and I thought Robin had to play some extended minutes because Marcin got into foul trouble early and he did a good job there. I think Sebastian probably had his best game for us as a Sun. I thought he did a really good job for us, good decision making -- attacking the ball when it was available to him."


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Suns forward Markieff Morris

(On his offensive performance)

"I just attacked, missed a dunk but basically just attacked and hit open shots -- what I'm capable of doing."

(On team's performance)

"It's great you know, especially if our first unit don't start the game off great, we come in and try to pick the energy up, play as hard as possible and set the tone for them when they come back."


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Suns guard Sebastian Telfair

(On the bench's confidence)

"We really got a group going with our second unit and I think it starts with our defense. We're going out, we're defending, we're sharing the ball and everyone is being aggressive, so we're getting stops."

(On his performance after Sacramento game)

"Yea, after that last Sacramento game, now everything means something by playing for the playoffs. Even though we won the Sacramento game, I didn't play the way as well as I wanted to play and should be playing. So, definitely had to key in and focus after that."


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Timberwolves Head Coach Rick Adelman

(On team's play at home)

"It’s disappointing again. Just like the last time we played at home, we need to find a way to get energy and draw from each other. I just told them, how do you want to finish this season? That’s not good enough. They know it, but you’ve got to go out and do it. Every team we play is playing for something. We’ve got to respond."

(On leadership)

"I think they have to draw from each other. If they’re out there by yourself, it’s not going to work. You have to draw from each other and trust each other right down the line. We’ve got to figure out what’s going on here. We can get beat, but we can’t play like that."


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Timberwolves forward Kevin Love

(On the energy)

"Yeah, it's the little letdowns. It's hard to be out there and see that there is no energy. We've put so much time and effort into the season that it's tough. Its saddening to me, it's tough for most of all the fans and we just have to find a way these last how many ever games to just pick ourselves up."

(On the defense)

"I don't know what it is; they just shot the lights out of the ball. We didn't commit hard enough fouls or get into guys like we should've but it's just been tough."


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Timerwolves guard Martell Webster

(On team resiliency)

"A lot of these guys 1-2 years, rookies, they’re used to winning so being in this losing streak can be discouraging, I know how they feel, but it’s just one of those things where it has to be mind over matter. Guys are beat up, spirits are down a little bit. But it’s through adversity where your true character shows."

(On the defense)

"They shot 58 percent for the game. That’s unacceptable. For that to happen is ridiculous. That’s not going to win games. That’s hard to beat. That means both offenses have to be rolling. Tonight our offense wasn’t rolling, and our defense was non-existent."


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