03/17/12 Post Game Quotes - Hornets vs. Nets
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Final Score: New Orleans 102, New Jersey 94
Hornets Post Game Quotes
Head Coach Monty Williams
On the game:
"I thought our guys just played the right way tonight. Anytime you have 29 assists, it makes all the big shots down the stretch look even better. Some of the shots down the stretch are just shots that you make in the backyard or in the gym, then you have the chance to do it in the NBA, it becomes a special moment. I think we played the right way, our bench was really excited. You could see the energy on the bench was great. We held them to 12 points in the fourth quarter that was the difference. We didnt get rattled when we were down by 12 and I think they were at 84 and after that we had three stops in a row. We just played the right way tonight."
Hornets Guard Marco Belinelli
On the game and having Jason Smith back:
"Everybody was happy to have Jason (Smith) because he brings a lot of energy on the court, so our attitude was good. But its just a win. It was important for us to win this game here, now we have tomorrow off, so we have a couple days to improve our game and get ready for the game Wednesday."
On the importance of having rest:
On the goal for the rest of the season:
Nets Post Game Quotes
Head Coach Avery Johnson
On how tough it is to lose this game:
"Yeah it is. Then when you get outscored 32-12 in the fourth, and then we had some good looks that just didnt fall for us. But at the same time we showed that we were a team that has some potential, but we also need a lot of work. And, as I told our players, when we come in on Monday morning, even though its a shoot around, we got some work to do. We got a couple of areas that we need to clean up. But we got some positives tonight. We got Deron back in the lineup, Gerald made a big three for us at the end of the third quarter. His defense was really good at his position. Our bench play, between Anthony and Gerald Green was pretty good. But we got to get some better defense and better intensity from someone else."
On what their defense was doing that slowed them down at the end of the fourth:
On the beginning of the fourth quarter:
On how he thought Gerald Wallace fit in:
On how Deron Williams felt after the game:
Nets Guard Deron Williams
On the game and coming back from injury:
"It was a tough loss. We played really well the first three quarters. We had them down by twelve and they just went on a tear in the fourth quarter. That score was like 32-12, something like that, and that is the ball game right there."
On the failure to convert on offense after a good defensive play:
On the potential of the team with Gerald Wallace:
Nets Forward Gerald Wallace
On learning on the fly:
"It was wild, it was kind of crazy. I was telling Deron how hard it is out there. They would call a play and I dont have a clue where to go or what I am supposed to do. But it was fun, just to get out there and run out in transition and playing with those guys. But we let a game get out that we could have won. We didnt execute good in the 4th quarter and we didnt get stops. They made some big shots down the stretch and I think that was the difference in the game."
On the special talent that he brings to the team:
Nets Guard MarShon Brooks
On the game:
"It was pretty tough. We ended the third quarter strong, they made some tough shots at the end, but we struggled to score. I honestly thought towards the end of the game in the last few minutes of the game I thought we had some good looks. They made the hard shots and they made the easy ones at the end, thats just the way it goes. We have to play every game as though its our last. We have Cleveland coming up Monday and we have to get ready. This is a must win. We have to make sure that we take care of it."
On Gerald Wallace:
On rebounding from the Magic game: