Lakers coach Phil Jackson on his team's second half:
"A lot of turnovers out there tonight. [We were] distracted, but there was some animated play by the second unit a little bit in the fourth quarter returning their turnovers. They gave us some thrills, but I wasn't pleased with the second half."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on if he is pleased he was able to give his starters rest in the fourth quarter before their game tomorrow night:
"Yeah, that's nice. I was trying to squeak out that fourth quarter and I just felt a little bit pressed that they got it under 16 or so, and I put Pau back in the ballgame."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on if it was good that he was able to get his bench some playing time and rest his starters:
"Yeah that's good, but the reality is if you go through this schedule with a minimum amount of effort, you want to build the lead and have that available to have rest for players so that they can get off the floor in those minutes. We squandered that third quarter, [and] we came back a little bit at the end, but they had a 30-point third quarter. I know we weren't pleased about that."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on how much the turnovers can be attributed to the Grizzlies play:
"It's about the intensity that [they] came out and played with. They picked up, they started going for steals — they have a good steals team."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on Pau Gasol versus brother Marc Gasol:
"It's nice. It was very good."
Lakers coach Phil Jackson on the biggest challenge going into Sacramento on the second night of a back-to-back:
"They have just come off a really big win coming back from a deficit in the fourth quarter, beating Toronto, so they have a lot of enthusiasm up there. They had a come-from-behind win on their east coast trip against Washington. So they're playing with some confidence, I think that's the biggest part. Their size…they've got big kids that come to the boards and bang on the boards."
Kobe Bryant on the Lakers bench play and shooting 60% for the night:
"Our guys have all adjusted really well. Matt had a great game tonight. He's been playing well for us all season long. Tonight his numbers jump off the page at you but he's been playing well for us since day one. It's good for our bench to come in and play solid, consistent basketball. We shot the ball really well. We took shots that were in the flow and had great looks. Shannon really shot the ball well."
Kobe Bryant on the Pau Gasol trade:
"It really changed things around for us. [Pau Gasol] was a piece that we needed an we've been off and running ever since."
Kobe Bryant on Blake to Ebanks:
"That was crazy. Devon was, I was teasing him a little bit. I told him he's not going to sleep tonight watching it over and over and over on TV. I told him that we can get him a copy."
Steve Blake on how the team shot over sixty percent at the three-point line tonight:
"We will take that every night if we could, but the main part is coming in defensively and getting stops and turning those into easy baskets."
Steve Blake on how he felt with the second string in:
"It's big. Back to back is going to be tough on your body sometimes. So if we let those guys rest that's just an advantage for us."
Steve Blake on Lamar Odom's presence in the second half:
"He is just a total, all around player. He can handle the ball, he can shoot it, great defender, he is always communicating out on the court. I'm very happy when I'm out on the court with him for sure."
Steve Blake on Matt Barnes' stats tonight (16 points, 14 rebounds):
"He's huge. He goes out there and plays with a lot of energy, he gets his hands on everything, on both ends of the floor. And he's fun to play with. He runs the floor well, knocks down shots. It's fun to be out there with him too."
Pau Gasol on whether or not he was surprised in coming back in fourth quarter:
"Phil [Jackson] likes to do that every now and then. I guess he feels comfortable with me in there and things are a little more organized, so I don't mind going in for a couple of minutes."
Pau Gasol on his brother being stronger than him, but trying to get to Pau's skill level:
"I don't know, we never actually…I don't know if we got in the weight room who would lift more, but he's definitely got a bigger body. Let's leave it at that."
Pau Gasol on his moves tonight against his brother Marc Gasol:
"Good, good, effective, the way I been playing lately. Just hope I can continue to play that way, aggressively and effectively and staying healthy; it will be great."
Matt Barnes on his night's performance (16 points, 14 rebounds):
"A lot of those rebounds were my own misses. I couldn't put it in the basket tonight but I continue to play hard and try to help the team."
Matt Barnes on the Lakers performance:
"There is still a little room to improve. We got sloppy a bit in the 3rd and 4th quarter with turnovers. This is a championship caliber team and we can't make those kinds of mistakes. We still have room to improve."
Shannon Brown on the 50 points scored by the Lakers bench:
"We're important. We're definitely important. You know, especially we're trying to win a 3rd championship in a row. Our starters can't do everything. The bench players are going to have to continue to come out and bring energy and do what is needed for us to win. We still have to continue to work on executing on both ends. Once we get our execution down we'll be great."
Memphis Grizzles coach Lionel Hollins on his message to the team after tonight's game:
"I didn't give them a message. I just showed them what we didn't do in the first half and just said we got a game tomorrow night."
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins on if loss is attributed to Lakers clicking on all cylinders:
"We didn't compete in the first half. I thought the third quarter we played much better…I thought the second unit with Mike Conley did a nice job in the fourth quarter. We started getting some steals and deflections, and started running out and scoring, but it was too little, too late."
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins on Lakers offensive rebounding:
"They're a long team and they keep you out of the middle. That's what their defense tries to do, make you shoot outside with hands in your face…They played well. If they shoot the ball the way they shot it tonight, nobody is going to beat them."
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins on if he thinks this was a rough time to catch the Lakers:
"I don't know if any time is a good time to catch the Lakers. They're shooting the ball extremely well and their team is tried and tested. They've been together for a couple years…and these guys just know what to do. They've seen everything…and they've got great players as well."
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol on where the team struggled tonight:
"I think defensively, obviously, we didn't play our best game. The first half was where we struggled the most."
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol on moving forward:
"We competed—I'm proud of my teammates. Obviously we didn't have the best game in the first half defensively, but at the same time I think we competed, we were aggressive. That's what we have to take away for tomorrow, the aggressiveness of the second half."
Grizzlies' Marc Gasol on the Lakers' performance:
"They made some big shots. They scored a lot from the three-point line too, and they did a good job. They played with a lot of confidence, and sometimes you just lose, they beat you. They played better, they beat us. The thing is that we came back in the second half and competed, and that's what's most important."
Grizzlies' Mike Conley on tonight's game:
"We've got to start off better, you've got to start off at the tip off, and you can't get behind 12 points to a good team. We can't afford to do that with a team like the Lakers, we can't get used to doing that, we have to start off better and play with more energy."
Grizzlies' Mike Conley on their performance:
"It was tough because they were playing great defense, they were really packing it in and making it tough on us. And we kind of shot ourselves in the foot, we were set on taking long shots and we weren't knocking them down like we normally would."