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Phil Jackson
That was all well and fine, but there was still some unfinished business, I felt, with the Lakers,
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#Business

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He (Lakers owner Jerry Buss) knew what he was trying to get accomplished, but still in all, it never quite seems to match up.
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#Trying

Phil Jackson
It came to a point where there was that curiosity factor: Was he going to hit 80? I'm sure it went through his head.
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#Curiosity

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He plays beyond pain a lot of times. He'll be fresh-legged.
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#Pain

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They have that inner knowledge that (makes them) capable of going in, being tired and making the game come to them, how they want to play the game.
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#Knowledge

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Teams that have lost a lot of games are dangerous teams and we knew that coming in. We just have no excuses. They outplayed us tonight.
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#Games

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He's having the best season of anybody in the NBA. There are a couple guys who are having really good years, but there's not anybody who's having the kind of year he's having.
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#Nba

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They still have the defense as their calling card, but they have released and liberated the offense.
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#Defense

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We're a ways away from being that next level of NBA team.
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#Nba

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I felt like they were frustrated and they have a reason to be frustrated. Things didn't happen for them and it's a frustrating thing for these young kids.
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#Reason

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We remind our players that this is something that was a special night in a heated situation but it's not going to be a steady diet for us. The onus on Kobe is to stay inside the team offense. The onus on the players is to pick it up a little bit better.
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#Night

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I've talked to other players that were there, but that was played in like complete silence. I guess there was a radio announcer there, but there was nothing else that you could even document it. People don't even know if they had a backboard or nets.
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#Silence

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There have been some things that have happened over the years that have been really special in my life, and this is one of them.
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#Life

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We played about as well as we played all season. They had back-to-back games like we did, but you could see their legs getting tired. I had a suspicion that we could win this game tonight, but they played above my expectations.
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#Games

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They know they can get scoring from three players every night, and sometimes all five can score. It's an all-inclusive thing.
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#Night

Phil Jackson
He practiced against Kobe all of last year, so obviously it was sweet revenge for him. We deserved that. We didn't know who he was, we gave him up to Charlotte, we had no idea how good a player he was.
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#Revenge

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It's just fun to have Mark in the league. He's easy to tweak.
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#Fun

Phil Jackson
He's hired former NBA referees to monitor the game tapes. He sends out a weekly report on the referees. There's some things that Mark has done to turn it a little bit in his favor. That's good.
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#Nba

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I am pleased with Kobe and how he controlled the offense. We had people open because they were doubling him and that got some people open and we found them.
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#People

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We couldn't overcome a tough shooting game for Kobe. They threw an extra man at him, and we didn't make good adjustments. Offensively, I don't think we grasped the concepts of what we are trying to do here.
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#Man

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I think our defense was confused at times. There were some defensive lapses, and they have an experienced team, which took advantage of some of our young kids.
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#Defense

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Kobe fought his way through it tonight. It was one of those games where the numbers of shots he took was too high, but he thought he was going to get fouled and he took the shots because he felt the pressure on him.
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#Games

Phil Jackson
I was disappointed in our fourth quarter beginning. We put ourselves in a good position, and didn't score for the first three minutes of the fourth quarter. We gave it away in the fourth, and went from one to eleven.
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#Beginning

Phil Jackson
I was disappointed with our fourth-quarter beginning. We put ourselves in good position, then didn't score for three minutes. We gave it away.
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#Beginning

Phil Jackson
Kobe?s going to have a lot of detractors. Unfortunately, we?re not 10 games over .500. We are going to be in the playoffs, that says something about his performance.
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#Games

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I think we are playing relatively good basketball. Tonight we were quick to the ball and did a good job on defense.
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#Basketball

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He's had a great year this year. I wanted him to have an opportunity to be on the playoff roster and be successful.
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#Opportunity

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It's not going to be about Kobe getting 45 points a night. It's going to be about how are we going to use all the talents to do what we have to do to take a team apart.
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#Night

Phil Jackson
I don't feel like we missed an opportunity. We'll have better opportunities as we go along. We're figuring out how to play against them.
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#Opportunity

Phil Jackson
His confidence grew as we kept going back in to him, and he got more productive from that. I think guys started relying on the fact that he could be counted on to catch the basketball and convert.
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#Confidence