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Rick Carlisle Quotes

Rick Carlisle
Michael Redd was a guy we talked a lot of about before the game. (Jackson) did a good job at the start and our whole team reacted to him.
Rick Carlisle
#Game

Rick Carlisle
That's what you call hanging on for dear life. (Boston) has been tough for us to play all year. It's important for us to get wins now however we can get them. We can't worry about what other teams are doing. What's really important is concentrating on ourselves.
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#Boston

Rick Carlisle
He had a clean bill of health when the trade was made and all his past situations were checked out. The one thing he had trouble with was his back, but he hasn't missed any practice time, and that's a totally isolated, different situation.
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#Health

Rick Carlisle
It's certainly a step in the right direction. He continues to make gradual progress. We just hope things continue to get better.
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#Direction

Rick Carlisle
Richard Jefferson is going to be more involved in Game 2. We know that Jason Kidd is going to be more involved from a scoring standpoint in terms of his aggressiveness. Carter, you can talk about his bad shooting, but he still had 31 points. He missed a lot of point-blank shots he normally makes. They're going to be more balanced in their attack.
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#Game

Rick Carlisle
He's an important guy on the floor and an important guy in the locker room, too. He's one of our leaders on this team. It's great having him back.
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#Floor

Rick Carlisle
We had chances. We created a lot of open looks. We just couldn't take advantage of it.
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#Advantage

Rick Carlisle
These next six games he has to get himself conditioned back to the NBA game. I thought he played well. There's daily improvement in his physical redevelopment.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
It's about winning games, and right now, we have to focus in on the guys we have and doing our best possible job at playing at a high level to give ourselves a chance to win.
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#Focus

Rick Carlisle
In the second half, his disposition was different at both ends. He made great decisions, he played unselfishly and he made big shots when we had to have them. We couldn't have done it without him.
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#Decisions

Rick Carlisle
We have to establish some consistency. We have to have more intensity on defense because that leads to opportunities on offense.
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#Consistency

Rick Carlisle
There's a feeling that our players are misinterpreted and a little misunderstood because of various factors. Dress would be one of them. As a league, we know we have good people. We have great guys on our team. . . . I feel like what our team did last year (after the brawl) is a much better indicator of the character and quality of people in our league than anything else people might want to surmise in terms of perception.
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#Dress

Rick Carlisle
Detroit played great. They really hurt us on the boards. We didn't play a good game and they had a lot to do with it.
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#Hurt

Rick Carlisle
He hurt us the last two games and we did a lot of different things on him defensively. Johnson played great.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
These next six games he has to get himself conditioned back to the NBA game, ... I thought he played well. There's daily improvement in his physical redevelopment.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
That move gives them more scoring off the bench. Gordon is a guy that proved last year he's instant offense. They have Chandler also coming off the bench, giving them size and mobility and energy there.
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#Bench

Rick Carlisle
It's a deceptive final score. It was obviously a very difficult game. It's not easy against a team like Golden State because they are so explosive.
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#Deception

Rick Carlisle
Give the guys credit for hanging in there and gutting it out.
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#Credit

Rick Carlisle
Obviously we caught a break when he went out because they're not the same team without Vince Carter. Our bench was huge. This was one of those nights when we needed everybody to play well, and they did.
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#Bench

Rick Carlisle
We didn't play a full, hard 48 minutes of basketball and we left too much to chance. You have those types of let-ups and tempt fate with a Pierce bank shot. We're not in a position to do that.
Rick Carlisle
#Basketball

Rick Carlisle
I found that the transition to competing in an NBA training camp was not that difficult, especially with my experience at Virginia and playing in the ACC. Fortunately, I kind of caught lightning in a bottle that year, had a great training camp and made the team.
Rick Carlisle
#Experience

Rick Carlisle
He's working hard to get to the point where he can come back. Hopefully it's sooner rather than later. We'll see.
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#Hard

Rick Carlisle
Let's just say it's a short-term situation, which potentially makes it a little more than game-to-game possibly.
Rick Carlisle
#Game

Rick Carlisle
Our start to the game was OK. But the second quarter, they had 32 (points) and we couldn't keep them under 30 after that. They played great offensively. During this 15-game period, we've competed hard on a consistent basis and tonight we had a letdown from that.
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#Game

Rick Carlisle
The good news is we're 1-0 on the road in our last one game. … We've had some very good stretches of play on the road. We're going to have to sustain it better.
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#News

Rick Carlisle
Most of these new arenas have very good color schemes so you don't have depth perception problems.
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#Perception

Rick Carlisle
It was a deceptive final score. It was obviously a very difficult game. Our bench struggled, but the guys that started held it together. Anthony Johnson played just a tremendous all around game. He's really playing at a high level right now. He is getting the job done, simply as that.
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#Bench

Rick Carlisle
Our foul trouble made it tough. (Bryant) gets you into foul trouble, and double-teams get other people open shots. We mixed a lot of different things and some were effective. Other times, you just have to hope he misses.
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#People

Rick Carlisle
You've got to have character to bounce back from a disappointing night like last night. You've got to have character and poise to withstand a furious run in a very loud building. You've just got to keep your boots strapped up and keep playing. Our guys did that and they earned the win.
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#Character

Rick Carlisle
There's no doubt right now that (Jackson) is our main guy. He's going to make some things happen for us. He's going to get some good looks at the basket.
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#Doubt