"That was a great game. Both teams played their hearts out; just a fantastic basketball game. The fans got their money’s worth, for sure. At the end, Marc made a great shot. LA (Aldridge) contested it very, very well, and it went down. The effort from both teams was marvelous. We got down a couple of times but stuck with the program and kept on playing, which is always a good thing to see. Usually, down the stretch, it comes down to making shots. Kawhi made a big shot on our last play. Then Marc made a big shot on their last play. It happens over and over in the playoffs."
"You can’t be happy or sad until you lose the game or win the game. I just kept living in the moment at the time."
"I was trying to be up. I was trying to make the catch tough. I didn’t want to foul. I was there. He took two dribbles. I was right there with him. I had my hand up. I contested, and he made a hell of a shot. He made a one-legged, floating-across-the-lane shot. I did what I had to do. I contested it. I was right there. Credit goes to him."
"We probably could have used a couple others to make some shots. Kawhi had a great game. Tony had a great game. LA too. Their others are playing really well right now, and we have to get it from ours too, including me."
"You knew it was going to be a physical series. They are going to make it hard. You know they are going to do a lot of fouling and stuff like that. They made shots. Playing at home, they play with a lot more confidence. I have to give them credit. I thought we played well enough to win the game. We made enough plays. But at the end, Memphis made the tough shot to go to overtime and the tough shot to win the game."
"All season long he’s been aggressive, very confident, an MVP candidate. We’re going to need him to keep playing like that. Then, go home and play a little bit smarter and play even better. It’s a must-win situation for us."