Saturday, January 4, 2014

Best Postgame Home Quotes of December

Not too many Magic high moments.

12/13/13 - Cleveland Cavaliers

Jacque Vaughn: "Only one person had the ball in his hands and that one person was shooting. So whether it was Kyrie shooting or Dion Waiters shooting, I think that limited their risk of turning the basketball over."

Tobias Harris: "Those guys hit some tough shots, especially Dion Waiters...When we get back on the floor, we have to value each and every possession, especially on the defensive end."

12/18/13 - Utah Jazz

Jazz big man Derrick Favors on game-winning defensive play:  "I just wanted to make a play because I missed the easy layup at the other end of the court. I just wanted to contest (Nelson's) shot and make him kind of arch it a little and he missed it."

Tobias Harris: "If we had the type of effort from the second half in the first half, it would have been our game from the jump."

12/21/13 - Sacramento Kings

Jacque Vaughn: "It doesn't go down to those last one, two, three plays. That's not what this is about. The margin of error is pretty small. The transition, the offensive rebound, the missed box out, those plays throughout the course of the game add up, and I think that's a lesson for us."

Arron Afflalo: "I'm a guy who I thought shoots free throws pretty well and I missed 2 tonight, on technical fouls no less. Just a wasted opportunity and those things sometimes become contagious, missed a lay-up on the bvreak, some key turnovers down the stretch."

12/23/13 - New York Knicks

Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony: "We rallied today when Raymond and myself went down. We pulled this game out. Orlando never gave up. They fought to the end but we pulled this out."

Glen Davis: "Moral victories, it's time to win. We dug ourselves in a hole. I don't know if we had a chip on our shoulder, New York let up a little bit, we kept fighting. We gave ourselves a chance to win the game and we just didn't finish."

12/27/13 - Detroit Pistons

Pistons Head Coach Maurice Cheeks: "From the start of the game we just couldn't get anything going offensively, defensively...It looked like we got a couple of stops in the 3rd quarter but we couldn't score and it just kept going downhill from there."

Detroit guard Brandon Jennings: "There was no sense of urgency. We didn't match their energy at all tonight."

12/29/13 - Atlanta Hawks

Tobias Harris: "We had, I think, 30 assists tonight and that says a lot about us. We passed the ball a lot tonight and it started with Arron. The man was getting double-teamed, he was really making the right plays for us as his teammates out there."

Arron Afflalo: "30 assists and 7 guys in double figures, that means that everybody is being aggressive and being aggressive with the right intent. We we do that we play for each other and we can compete with any team on a night in and night out basis."

12/31/13 - Golden State Warriors

Draymond Green: "When you can come into Orlando, a team who has some talent, and just hasn't put it all together yet, and is a young team that is going to continue to grow. They popped us twice last year, and we know we had to come in here and take this game very seriously and we were able to do that. It turned out well for us."

Jacque Vaughn: "You've got to give them credit. They came out and they were pretty suffocating defensive-wise. They were big at the wing positions, challenged our shots."

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