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Postgame Notes And Quotes: Winning Big On The Road

12/01/12
  1. Written by: sarahhecht

    December 1, 2012   Trail Blazers 118, Cavaliers 117


    POSTGAME QUOTES

    HEAD COACH TERRY STOTTS
    On importance of ending current losing streak
    “Ending a losing streak is always important.  It was much needed. That’s an understatement.  Breaking a losing streak is important.  Losing can take its toll on you so mentally I think that’s big.”

    On a balanced attack versus Cleveland  
    “I attribute that to our bench.  Our bench has been much maligned and I was glad they were able to be productive.  The bench really carried us in the first half.  The bench really kept us in the game.”

    On nerves in a double-overtime game
    “It’s competitive.  You like the juices.  There’s too much going on to be nervous.  You think about each possession and there is way too much going on to be nervous.”

    NICOLAS BATUM
    On the game  
    “It was great to get a win.  It was a great game to watch.  Both teams played great basketball.  It was a good game by everybody.  It was a great job by the bench. They came in and they did a great job tonight.”

    On game winning shot after having first game-winner called off
    “I almost won it with that first one.  I had to make sure the second would count.”

    JOEL FREELAND
    “It was tough.  I have never seen anything like it.  It was crazy.  Shots were going in that I’ve never seen before.  It was great to be a part of.”

    POSTGAME NOTES
    - Damian Lillard recorded a double-double with a team-high 24 points, a career-high 11 assists and six rebounds in 46 minutes.
    - Nicolas Batum tallied 22 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 46 minutes.
    - LaMarcus Aldridge finished with 21 points and a team-high nine rebounds in 44 minutes.

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