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On the team's defense the last few games:
"We are playing good defense again. A team that has some weapons and they can really make you pay on the defensive end. We did a very good job paying attention to the game plan, having game plan discipline and forcing them to make plays on our terms. I thought it was a great defensive effort. We took care of the basketball, made plays and we rebounded. We have been playing at a high level, lately, defensively. It’s good to see. Now the objective is to continue it closing out the season."
On defense keeping them in the game in the first half:
"I think that’s the good thing about it. You can go back a couple of games ago where I thought our offense, or lack of offense and making shots, affected us defensively. Tonight we missed shots, but out defense kept us in the ball game until we began to make shots. That’s our brand of basketball, that’s who we are and that’s why we are where we are today because our defense has carried us. It was great to see us getting back to our defensive principles and then our offense caught up."
On the quick turnaround from the first quarter:
"We talk about it whether it is a timeout, a huddle or a break in the action, we talk about it. At the end of the day, we have great leaders on this basketball team that see the finish line and they sense it and they are doing a great job of keeping their foot on the gas pedal and running through the rope. I’m awfully proud of them, but we still have a lot to do."
On Jarrett Jack:
"There was a time where you start to think ‘How are we going to survive this’? Again, our ownership and our management did an outstanding job upgrading our second unit and supporting cast to the point where we do not have to panic. To the point where we can say ‘OK, (Jarrett) Jack the ball is in your hands, run the show’. He’s an extension of me and he’s a playmaker. He’s tough, he competes, leads and I’m tired of saying it, the guy is the Sixth Man of the Year. It doesn’t get any better off the bench. I’m not talking about highlight scoring, just good old fashioned solid basketball that puts you in the position to win games."
On the team's energy:
"At this point in the season there are a lot more days between games, and that can be good and bad. You can get rest, obviously, but you don’t want to lose that game rhythm that you’ve established over the course of the season. I think that’s what happened to us in the first quarter. It took us a little while to get going and sometimes you’ve got to create your own energy. The fans are here waiting for us to give them something to cheer for, and I thought we did that after the first quarter was over."
On playing against New Orleans:
"I think all of that is just familiarity, really. I’m real comfortable with what they run, and then in turn I just try to come in and be aggressive. We need a little bit of a spark, and whether it’s dishing the basketball or scoring I try to provide."
On his 3-pointer at the end of the third quarter:
"It means a lot. That’s one thing that we’ve been harping on each other about: getting those 50-50 balls. We’ve been losing (those) the last couple games and that’s not the type of scrappy team we are. Festus (Ezeli) did a good job keeping the basketball alive for us all night, he was able to find me and luckily I was able to knock it down."
On the home stretch:
"I just think everyone is feeling a sense of urgency right now. We’re coming into the home stretch of the season, everyone knows we’re vying for playoff positioning, and everyone one-through-15 is showing how much this is important to us."
On Jarrett Jack:
"He’s huge. When you have a situation like tonight in the first quarter where we’re not shooting the ball, got down, he came in and then gave us a spark off the bench. Then me and Klay (Thompson) balanced things out, but to come in and make plays for us is huge. We can exploit it against other benches. For him and Carl (Landry) to come in and get points for us gives us a great look."
On the first quarter:
"We haven’t had a three-day break before a game since before All Star break. I think we were just a little rusty and heavy legged. We worked hard the last two days in practice but it’s hard to simulate the minutes you have to play in a game, and it took us a minute to get going but thankfully we got that spark off the bench we needed and we capitalized on it in the second half."
On the team's defense:
"I think we’re doing better. The big thing for us is continuing to compete. I thought we challenged shots tonight, we defensive rebounded the ball pretty well outrebounding them, and we were flying around. As long as we do that we’re going to be pretty good defensively. There are nights where teams hit shots, especially top-level teams, but as long as we play like that defensively and cover for one another I think we can be decent."
On defending Anthony Davis:
"My biggest thing on Davis to start the game was to not have him looking for offensive rebounds. He got the one off the free throw, but other than that he didn’t hurt us from outside or off the glass. We tried to keep a body between him and the basket and force him to shoot contested jumpers. On (Ryan) Anderson we just tried to not give him any open looks from three and we did some different things on the pick-and-roll, like we switched on the pick-and-roll to make sure he didn’t get any open opportunities."
- Near the end of the game, we saw Steph Curry touch his right hip or right butt area and then walk back to the bench with a slight limp. It could be a lingering hip pain that he had when he hurt his hip a few games back in the same game he sprained his ankle.
- Seven games to go. Three more easy as pie, should-wins. Up next is a quick road trip to Phoenix, who are on a nose dive and tanking hard for lotto balls. Should win, should be a blowout, should be easy. Yeah, right.
|Fri||Apr 5||7:00 PM||@Suns||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Sun||Apr 7||5:00 PM||Jazz||CSNBayHD||KNBR 1050|
|Tue||Apr 9||7:30 PM||Timberwolves||CSNBayHD||KNBR 1050|
|Thu||Apr 11||7:30 PM||Thunder||TNT||KNBR 680|
|Fri||Apr 12||7:30 PM||@Lakers||CSNBayHD||KNBR 680|
|Mon||Apr 15||7:30 PM||Spurs||CSNBayHD NBATV||KNBR 680|
|Wed||Apr 17||7:30 PM||@Trail Blazers||CSNBayPlus||KNBR 1050|
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