17.03.01 vsIND

IND 99 - 100 SAS  Box





"I mean, everybody worked hard. Kawhi is obviously a talented young man, and he knocked down the last shot. But it's always a team effort. I thought we hung tough. We didn't play that sharp. Usually, your first game after a long road trip is pretty tough. We didn't shoot well in the first half, and they hung in there. The mental toughness showed. They just kept playing, kept playing. We made a lot of mistakes, but they played through them. That was the best part of the game."



"It just fits. Whatever gives you the best chance to win basketball games. That’s why we’re doing it. We think he gives us the best chance to win basketball games."



OffRtg 112.1  DefRtg 106.1  NetRtg 6.0


OffRtg 103.8  DefRtg 96.5  NetRtg 7.3



"It felt like a playoff game, a grind-it-out type of game. Very good, solid defenses, fights for boards, tough contests. I think it was a very hard-played game."


"I don't know what the reason is, but that first game back from a long road trip always just seems like it's a grind, and guys aren't always at their best. It wasn't from a lack of effort. I thought we played really, really hard tonight, and Indiana is a tough team, and they were hitting shots. So those are the kinds of games you have to find a way to win, and I thought our defense kept us in the game, even though we weren't making shots. Then we were able to find a way at the end, and Kawhi makes an unbelievable shot. So it was a great win for us, and these are the ones you look back at the end of the season and say, 'These are the games you've got to win.'"




 "I do not want to think much about this. I want to think about games and win games, most important to me at this time. I think it's the job of my agent and nothing more."

 "I have still contract until the end of the year with Baskonia, I feel very good here, everyone knows. My two girls were born here in Vitoria. I think I'm playing well. But I just want to think about parties now against Milan. Then we will see what happens and what will happen in the future."

 "We started talking in recent weeks. They want me to stay here. And as I said, it is the job of my agent because if I start talking and thinking this is going to affect my game. And I do not want it . So I told my representatives that I do not say anything and we'll talk when we have something concrete. We have something concrete but still is not the time. The most important thing is to play well and the team."