Postgame Report: Bobcats 103, Pacers 94 090218
Racked up 18 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in 37 minutes, producing his 31st double-double of the season and 14th in the last 19 games.
The Pacers' last six losses have come to teams with a combined record of 127-195.
The Pacers continue this stretch of five games in a row against sub-.500 teams Thursday in Minnesota (8 p.m., Fox Sports Indiana HD, 1070 The Fan).
Feb. 18, 2009 at Charlotte
Bobcats 103, Pacers 94
PACERS COACH JIM O'BRIEN
(On the reasons for tonight’s loss) “We didn’t have enough weapons tonight. Obviously we lost Danny (Granger) and that hurts. We didn’t make enough shots. We had a lot of point blank shots and we couldn’t hit them.”
(On Danny Granger’s injury) “I have no idea what is wrong. We will do an MRI tomorrow. We are already down one 19-point scorer. It will be bad if we lost him too.”
PACERS FORWARD DANNY GRANGER
(On his injury) “I don’t know what happened. I jumped with that last shot that I took before I left the game, I felt like something popped in my foot. It’s so painful."
"I hope I won’t be out long. I’ll get an MRI tomorrow.”
PACERS GUARD JARRETT JACK
(On the loss of Danny Granger) “He is an offensive threat that is consistent for us."
"He had a great first half. To lose him it just compounds our problems injury-wise.”
PACERS CENTER ROY HIBBERT
(On getting into foul trouble early) “I was just out of position a lot."
"I was not playing to the best of my ability and I wasn’t playing smart. A lot of my fouls come from when people run into me, I’m not moving laterally in a defensive stance. I just need to get better with that.”
BOBCATS COACH LARRY BROWN
(On tonight’s game) (Gerald Wallace) was great tonight, thank God we had him. I feel for Indiana. I know we were tired but they lose Danny (Granger) and they have (Mike) Dunleavy out, I thought they had a hell of a performance considering the people they had to lose. They’re a hard team to guard, they spread you out and it’s pretty difficult, and with that being said, after last night this is a good win."
"I’m really happy with the fact that we can bounce back. We have to rest; I have to give a bunch of guys some rest. Then we have to figure out how we can incorporate Vladimir, and figure out what we can do when he is in the game.”
(On Cartier Martin) “I love him. He hasn’t seen a shot that he doesn’t really like, but he does little things, he appreciates the opportunity, he works at it. I think he’s going to get a lot better, that’s the value of that developmental league, and that’s the value of not being given everything.”
BOBCATS FORWARD GERALD WALLACE
(On being back from injury) “I’m way away from being in the shape that I was in, but I’m taking steps forward so that’s the good thing about it. I just want to lay down somewhere and fall asleep I’m so tired. It’s hard being off a couple of days and then coming off a back-to-back. That’s kind of rough. I’ll find out tomorrow (how being back will affect me).”
(On the season so far and how the team stands in the Eastern Conference) “I think if you go back and look at it, there was a lot of confusion at the start of the season with a new coach coming in. We had a new system and new players and there was a lot of bumping heads. Things are going to be rocky at the start in that situation. Then, all of the sudden, we started trading. Guys were coming in and guys were going out, so now we’re having to adjust to other guys and fitting them in. It took us time to get everything adjusted. Now we’re starting to settle in and we know Coach Brown’s system, what he expects from us and what he wants from us. I feel like we’re one of the top six or seven teams in the conference easily if we can get everybody on the same page and push forward.”
BOBCATS FORWARD VLADIMIR RADMANOVIC
(On learning the system) “I’m still in the learning process. I’m trying to figure out all the plays and everything I’m supposed to do on the court, but I’m happy I can be on the floor instead of sitting on the bench. It’s a lot easier when you’re playing. It makes you think about things a lot more than when you’re just watching.”
(On the team coming together) “It’s going to take some time for all of us to adjust to each other on the court and to be comfortable with everything that we’re trying to do. Once we accomplish that, we’re going to be a much better team. Right now, we’re just trying to play basketball as five guys reading each other. Once we know exactly where everybody is supposed to be every moment, it’s going to be a lot easier for us.”
(On being able to shoot three-pointers and drive to the basket) “Shooting is only going to get you to a certain point, but even the greatest shooters are going to have off nights. You can’t let your shooting be the only thing that you can do on the court, otherwise, you’re not going to play much. I’m just trying to mix it up. It’s easier to get in a rhythm once you get a couple of easy buckets.”