|Head Coach Alvin Gentry|
(On the Tough Second Quarter)
"Obviously it was a really tough loss, difficult loss. I thought we did a good job of fighting back but we’ve got to do something about the second quarter. We just can’t seem to get that right and that’s where all of our troubles started. You know, you score 15 points and give up 27 and we had no rhythm whatsoever in that quarter. We didn’t move the basketball and we got ourselves in trouble."
(On Smith's Hard Foul and Dragic's Status)
"J.R. – he’s not that kind of player. He plays hard and he competes like crazy. He’s not that kind of player. It was an accident, it’s one of those things that happens, but you know, he plays hard and he competes like crazy. ... (Dragic) is just going to be really sore. I think his wrist is a little sore. We’ll kind of check it out and evaluate it, and we’ll see in the morning."
(On the Suns' Final Play)
"The play was for me to come off a triple screen on the baseline and get the ball. Obviously if they switch, I thought Gortat was open and I couldn’t see the pass, but they said he was open so I think J. Kidd did a good job of deflecting it. I think it was out on Bassy. It happened so fast and obviously you want to keep it for the last shot and live with that, but you give them one second and J.R. had the big shot."
(On His Extended Minutes)
"Well, it felt good to be out there. You know, I was just trying to do something and get a win for the team. I think I gave it my all. I am happy for the opportunity, but it is sad to see Dragic take a spill like that. You do not want to see any of your teammates hit the floor like that. Hopefully he will be back next game."
|Head Coach Mike Woodson|
(On J.R. Smith's Performance)
"He was incredible, but it was a total team effort tonight. We built that lead in the third quarter and we let it get away and it was back and forth in the fourth quarter. It came down to one shot with one second on the clock, a big shot."
(On Playing Shorthanded)
"That’s the makeup of our team. It’s what I told them before the game. It’s about who’s in the uniform that’s going to make this game tonight. It’s what you do in that uniform. And I thought everyone stepped up and played. (Chris Copeland) was great coming off the bench, Pablo (Prigioni) gave us some pop and (Jason) Kidd was big. He nearly had a triple double tonight. Here he is almost 40 years old still playing like that. It’s incredible."
(On J.R. Smith)
"I don’t know, whatever words you want to use, but he loves that moment. I’m trying to figure out if that last shot was tougher than the one before it he took. He set the table. That was a tough shot he made to tie the game, too."
(On Learning While Playing)
"I’m 28 years old, but I’m still a rookie. I’m still learning this game and I learned a lot on the defensive end and places I need to be. I’m growing through experience on the floor."