"Our execution at both games, defensively and offensively, was very poor. I'm looking forward to the next two games. Nobody's going to rest. Everybody's going to play. We already rested everybody, and we have days in between now. It's like the playoffs, kind of. There's no back-to-backs. There's no bad travel or anything like that, so it's time for rhythm and that sort of thing. Hopefully, we'll play better next week."
"It's towards the end of the season, we're getting ready for the playoffs, so guys have got to turn up the toughness, the physicality out there. I think we didn't bring it tonight, and they did. No excuses. They came in here, and they wanted to fight for home court. So they played harder than us tonight. I thought guys competed, but it's time to turn it up another level, for sure."
"Playing Portland, them being in the eighth seed trying to secure their position, that's going to be tough playing them at home. These are the types of games we want to play. We just don't want to walk over teams. We want teams to give their full effort, and we need to as well. It's going to be a great last two games for us."