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Postgame Notes And Quotes: Licked In LA

02/22/13
  1. Written by: sarahhecht

    February 22, 2013      Trail Blazers 107, Lakers 111

    POSTGAME QUOTES

    HEAD COACH TERRY STOTTS


    On tonight’s performance:
    “I was glad the way our team fought.   We’ve had a rough stretch and came out and played aggressively, we pushed the tempo and did a lot of good things out there.  I thought we played well enough to win the game but unfortunately we didn’t”

    On the (playoff) intensity:
    “Not really.  It was a hard fought game but it was a long way from playoff intensity.”

    On considering his options for the last shot other than LaMarcus Aldridge:
    “No, he’s hit big shots for us before.  He had a guy he can shoot over and he’s risen to the occasion many times for us so I didn’t give it a second thought.”

    On Wesley Matthews:
    “I thought it was good to have him back on the court and I don’t know what his line was but he makes a difference for us, defensively and offensively.  His three point shooting, we miss that and we miss his toughness so it was good to have him back.”

    On their defense:
    “For the most part it was pretty good.  They got to the line a lot, they got a lot of calls but I thought they competed defensively.  I thought our pick and roll defense was pretty good.  Even though we gave up 111, I thought on the whole we held them to a poor shooting percentage and we did a lot of good things.”

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