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On tonight's game:
“We were careless in that first half. We had 18 FGs and 14 assists and took care of the basketball. Third quarter again hurt us – just turned the ball over. Disappointing loss, disappointing loss.”
On the way the team has been playing the past few games:
“Careless basketball. Unacceptable. We have to close out basketball games on both sides, offensively and defensively. When it gets to a point where we are closing out games the stakes are going to be raised and pressure is going come and you have to be able to embrace and handle it.”
On what they need to fix:
“We have to take care of the basketball. We are more than capable of doing that and it’s hurt us. If you keep doing what you have been doing, you are going to keep getting what you have been getting. I believe in my guys. We’ll be fine, but we have to respond. We did not tonight.”
On the Milwaukee Bucks and Houston Rockets:
“When you look at both of those teams they have weapons. Weapons that can make it a long night if they get it going. Tonight their backcourt got it going. The other night they (Rockets) spread us out. James Harden didn’t hurt us in the half court set, but he found a way to get to the line. Overall it’s about putting together 48 minutes of basketball. When we were rolling some nights it wasn’t 48 minutes of basketball, but we were rolling. Right now we are in situation where we need to fight our way out of it – grind out 48 minutes of basketball. We are a young basketball team that is learning that. I truly believe that this is a good process, but that doesn’t mean we embrace it and it’s not frustrating.”
On the team's recent performance:
“We’re just not showing up right now. Individually everyone has to step up and just play better. At home we feel like we can beat any team in the league so that’s our expectation.”
On losing to the Bucks:
“You lose two at home, trying to gain ground up the ladder in the playoff race. We knew coming off the last road trip if we finished it off well we’ll have seven home games in a row. Losing a tough one last playing against a team right behind you and getting another opportunity at it tonight and we didn’t get that, so the timing of it right now is just frustrating.”
On if the team is unable to get points when it needs them:
“More of just stops in that situation. We cut it to four at one point and then they came out and hit two dagger threes. That sealed the deal and we were chasing from that point forward. We’re not, when you get good looks and you don’t finish you have to get a stop at the other end. J.J. (Redick) hit two big shots and Brandon (Jennings) hit a shot, so they just finished better.”
On if he is feeling pressure from the Rockets and Jazz/div
“No. I can’t speak for everybody, but me personally no. We control our own destiny, and that’s the best part of it. Feeling the pressure would be having to watch other teams and hoping they lose.”
On if the loss was frustrating:
“It’s very frustrating knowing that you had control of the game at one point, and allowing the other team to take it and walk away with a big win on your home court is definitely frustrating.”
On his recent shooting performance:
“I was shooting the same shots as I did when I was making them, so that’s the positive I take away from it. It’s not like I’m deviating from what made me successful. I’m just going to continue to take those same shots and hopefully they fall for me. If they don’t I’m just going to continue to put my best foot forward and help this team be successful.”
(during the day)
Rusty_SFChron: Monta Ellis tried to slip out after shootaround, but stopped to say, "I love this town. My fans love me, and I've still got love for them."
(before the game)
Rusty_SFChron: The pocket of swelling on the inside of David Lee's right knee is pretty nasty, but he says he won't miss Monday vs. New York.
- David Lee DNP due to yesterday's knee contusion. He said he'll be back to play the Knicks in the next game.
- Homestand 2-2. Although Lee says he'll play on Monday, Ric Bucher was doubtful Lee will play. Knicks don't have Amar'e (knee surgery) and Carmelo Anthony is questionable (sore right knee). Don't expect the Knicks to be easy on Curry, since nobody else has since Curry's 54pts. Prepare yourself for another loss.
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