17.03.08 vsSAC

SAC 104 - 114 SAS  Box




"It was a team effort. We had 33 assists. I thought David Lee was fantastic. I thought Manu was fantastic. Patty joined them, and I thought everybody else chipped in and did what they had to do with the 33 assists and getting up into them physically, defensively, after the first quarter. They took some pride in it. They wanted to win the game. I thought the whole team effort was fantastic. Patty, Manu and David were pretty special tonight."




"That was a really bad start by us. Once we started getting back on defense and making them score in the half court, I think we turned up the pressure a little bit. I think the key was Manu had a really good second quarter and at least got us within striking distance by halftime. Then the rest, we were able to take care of."

"In a perfect world, you don't get down by 28 or 29 points, but we're always going to keep fighting as a team. We have great team chemistry. It's not going to be a situation of finger-pointing or anything like that. Instead everyone is rallying around each other."


"I knew it was a big deficit. I didn't know it was 28. There was a moment there in the first half where there was no life, and we tried to find some sort of energy. This was a real character test I thought at halftime. We could have just laid down and gotten ready for a big one tomorrow night. We crawled back in it, and now I think it just goes to show the character that we have within the group, coming together and making sure we don't get embarrassed in our own building like that. In terms of camaraderie and how well we've come together off the court this season, I thought it was a good example of that in the second half."