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Chauncey Billups Quotes

Chauncey Billups
We were running around having fun. We were pretty much playing pre-season minutes, which is working out well.
Chauncey Billups
#Fun

Chauncey Billups
The nucleus is the same, but our bench is back. We're 12 deep and I don't think anybody else in the league can say that.
Chauncey Billups
#Bench

Chauncey Billups
Milicic created a brief fi restorm midway through last season when he griped publicly about his endof-the-bench status. A meeting among Milicic, Brown and president of basketball operations Joe Dumars eased those tensions, but Billups revealed that Milicic remained sullen and frustrated by Brown's constant rebukes.
Chauncey Billups
#Bench

Chauncey Billups
That was a lot of fun playing in this building. It's been a long time since we had that college-game feeling.
Chauncey Billups
#College

Chauncey Billups
It's a lot of fun to play in this building. It's been a long time since we've had that college-game feeling. A standing-room crowd. The fans didn't sit down until they scored the first basket. You don't see that in the pro game.
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#College

Chauncey Billups
This is a very disappointing loss for us. We have to win these games and we know that. We slipped up tonight and they played hard. This is a game where we feel we beat ourselves. We've done a good job of not doing that very often this year and when we have done that, we have picked up right away.
Chauncey Billups
#Games

Chauncey Billups
Our focus today was to just come out and play our game and take what the defense gives us. I love when our bench gets the opportunity to play a lot of extended minutes. Whenever we get that opportunity, it's a big plus.
Chauncey Billups
#Defense

Chauncey Billups
That was typical Pistons' basketball. We got what we wanted and tightened up on our defense, started taking some things away from them and the ball started going in. We just sort of willed our way.
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#Basketball

Chauncey Billups
The intensity of the game was unbelievable. Every possession was huge. It was a playoff game. I miss that. I can't wait to get back to that.
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#Game

Chauncey Billups
We're healthy. A couple of our guys sat out, a couple of our young boys got an opportunity to play. They all played well, so we're fine.
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#Boys

Chauncey Billups
Our defense is going to stay the same. Teams might score a few more points because we might play a little bit at a faster pace, but our defense will remain one or two in the league.
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#Defense

Chauncey Billups
I like Flip because Flip is an offensive-minded coach,
Chauncey Billups
#Coach

Chauncey Billups
We really executed. We got some easy baskets. We played with high energy. Our defense was great and our offense was better.
Chauncey Billups
#Baskets

Chauncey Billups
[Billups seemed confident Friday that he and his teammates would rise to the challenge, and that Wallace would bounce back with a strong performance in Game 6.] He loves this situation, ... He loves where we're at right now. He's going to be very focused [Saturday night], as everybody will.
Chauncey Billups
#Bounce

Chauncey Billups
He's playing with a lot more energy right now, as we expected him to. When he's aggressive like that, I never feel like we can lose -- ever. He's probably one of the most difficult guys in the league to guard when he's aggressive.
Chauncey Billups
#Energy

Chauncey Billups
To have those nerves to make those plays at the end of a game isn't something you really can be taught. It's instinct I think.
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#Game

Chauncey Billups
They haven't gotten off to the start they wanted, but this game doesn't mean the moves are not going to work. We'll see down the line. We can't answer that question now.
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#Game

Chauncey Billups
We still have the best record in the league, but we're not playing the best basketball in the league right now. We have to get back to doing the things we were doing earlier in the season.
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#Basketball

Chauncey Billups
He almost carried us to a victory last night, and he did it tonight. He's just playing great basketball right now.
Chauncey Billups
#Basketball

Chauncey Billups
We go back to the hotel instead of to the airplane.
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#Airplane And Aviation

Chauncey Billups
We're just tough, man,
Chauncey Billups
#Man

Chauncey Billups
It was really an ugly game. We missed so many lay-ups. But when you're a good team, you win ugly games.
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#Game

Chauncey Billups
We come out this way and it's an advantage to have him and his staff because they've been in this conference for 10 years, and they know all these teams and all these players, all their tendencies. We know the basic stuff about these teams. We know what they like to do -- meat and potatoes. But they know them inside-out.
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#Advantage

Chauncey Billups
It was just another game for us. We're just trying to win every game we can to gain home court through the playoffs.
Chauncey Billups
#Home

Chauncey Billups
That's just not me. I'm a scoring point guard. I'm always looking to make plays for people, but it's not my first instinct.
Chauncey Billups
#People

Chauncey Billups
We're playing better. We're making progress. But now we've got to continue to do that, and not always take one step and then two steps back. That's the way it's been most of the season.
Chauncey Billups
#Progress

Chauncey Billups
No doubt about it. That team is one of the best teams in the West. They've been struggling a little bit but that's when it's toughest to play teams, when they're struggling. They're looking to get back right and what better team to beat than us? We didn't look past that team, came out and took care of business.
Chauncey Billups
#Doubt

Chauncey Billups
It's not like a switch that I turn on (in the NBA Finals). I just want to be aggressive. The shots were going down for me.
Chauncey Billups
#Nba

Chauncey Billups
We know who we are. We know we're a defensive basketball club when it comes down to it. We just had a facelift so to speak with our offense. But we know who we are. When it's time for us to go up-and-down, we know where it's at. It's not getting extra possessions and extra shots, it's taking care of the defensive end.
Chauncey Billups
#Basketball

Chauncey Billups
I started to feel it, so I got aggressive, ... This is absolutely due to Flip's style. Just look at what we can do when we start forcing turnovers.
Chauncey Billups
#Style