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Mike Montgomery Quotes

Mike Montgomery
A lot of defense is just want, just wanting to do it. It's hard work. You get tired, you've got to be able to defend and that's what we're working on. But they're working at it. It's not something that's going to happen overnight. Team defense takes a while to develop.
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#Defense

Mike Montgomery
There's no excuse for playing that poorly in the first half, ... But it is two halves.
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#Excuse

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I don't know how much more I can ask for from our guys. We battled tough. Kobe just keeps coming at you. We just need to finish it out.
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#Ask

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I thought it was important for us to get a split, just so the kids get some confidence in themselves, in what we're doing. The effort was there, now we get some results.
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#Confidence

Mike Montgomery
He's got to fight his way through it. He's got to get rebounds, defend, (get) loose balls and pass. Eventually, it'll all work itself out.
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#Balls

Mike Montgomery
The better he gets at his low post game, the way more valuable he has. If Troy can get where he can finish at the box and be a real good post player that can command a double team... now we're talking.
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#Game

Mike Montgomery
But they're really taking individual challenges personally. We've had some crummy shooting nights, yet you look up and we're in the game with a chance to win. And that's what defense will do for you.
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#Challenges

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Everybody on our team sure liked Matt. He works hard and he makes open shots and it seems to me like he's playing with more confidence.
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#Hard

Mike Montgomery
The Clippers went down to Chris Kaman and Chris Wilcox coming off the bench. We worked really hard to minimize Elton Brand 's touches but they went to Wilcox and Kaman and they produced.
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#Bench

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We're having a miserable time starting games. We don't seem to play until we're down 10 or 20. I just don't understand it.
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#Games

Mike Montgomery
We're having a miserable time starting games. I don't know what the answer is. .$.$. I just don't understand what our mentality is.
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#Games

Mike Montgomery
He's a steadying influence, ... He just keeps the ball in his hands and guys know that he'll be able to get them the ball.
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#Influence

Mike Montgomery
He's a steadying influence. He just keeps the ball in his hands and guys know that he'll be able to get them the ball.
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#Influence

Mike Montgomery
Didn't touch the floor? Subterranean.
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#Floor

Mike Montgomery
It's a tough deal. Mike got hurt early, and J.R. was not with us.
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#Hurt

Mike Montgomery
I don't know how much more I can ask of the guys. Our guys played their asses off.
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#Ask

Mike Montgomery
In his mind, I don't think he feels like he's emerged at all. He probably just feels like he needed an opportunity.
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#Mind

Mike Montgomery
I think we were desperate. That's the way we've got to play every night. We don't have much margin for error.
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#Night

Mike Montgomery
The doctors say he's OK to go, the trainer says he's OK to go and he says he's OK to go. You don't put a guy out there with a restriction.
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#Doctors

Mike Montgomery
Kobe's got such confidence in shooting the ball. He's got the ability to drive and the ability to shoot over the top of you as he falls away. He's certainly one of the toughest guys to defend around the league.
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#Ability

Mike Montgomery
At practice yesterday we could barely get 94 feet we were so tired. We just couldn't run and it carried over to today. The break really took its tool on us and Jason (Richardson) is a little under the weather. Troy is coming back from about 2 1/2 weeks of not being able to do anything.
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#Practice

Mike Montgomery
We have lost a little bit of confidence and the Spurs are not a good team to try to get your confidence back because they are a great basketball team.
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#Confidence

Mike Montgomery
We battled back from 20 points down. The guys were hustling, working and playing together. They had some energy. The game was right there. All we had to do was finish it and we didn't finish it.
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#Energy

Mike Montgomery
You've got to admire his courage. He wasn't getting any lift off the ankle early and kept coming up short. You knew he was hurting but he didn't want to come out and let it stiffen.
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#Courage

Mike Montgomery
The difference between tonight and 15 other games was we made big plays. You've got to give Jason Richardson credit. He made two big baskets down the stretch. He wanted to make them.
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#Games

Mike Montgomery
We still missed some free throws, but not at the end. It helps to make baskets in the fourth quarter. In this league, you got to make plays in the end.
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#Baskets

Mike Montgomery
It (fouling) is not something I believe in.
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#Believe

Mike Montgomery
Richardson has been really good. We just have to find some people to join him.
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#People

Mike Montgomery
Jason Richardson's given it everything he has. He has showed tremendous heart. But it's a team and it's a team game. We can't do it with any one guy. We've got to get a first and a second and even a third guy. You need to get guys playing well and playing with confidence.
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#Heart

Mike Montgomery
It has to help the guys' confidence to know that we can do this. It doesn't count any more if you look at the overall record.
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#Confidence