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Rick Carlisle
We're going up against a guy who's playing a superhuman brand of basketball. He's looked invincible.
Rick Carlisle
#Basketball

Rick Carlisle
The guy's at the top of his game. It's a rare opportunity to see a guy perform at this level.
Rick Carlisle
#Opportunity

Rick Carlisle
(It) just didn't seem like we were really right all night. I don't really have an answer for that. That guy that got us was Arenas. Unfortunately, we couldn't get him under control. We got the lead back, but couldn't sustain it. We had our chances down the stretch.
Rick Carlisle
#Night

Rick Carlisle
Just didn't seem like we were really right, all night. I don't have a reason why that is. We never got anything sustained.
Rick Carlisle
#Night

Rick Carlisle
We wanted to get the ball into Stephen Jackson's hands. He had been a major force for us the whole game. That last basket of ours was indicative of the whole game. He made the unselfish pass to the open man.
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#Force

Rick Carlisle
We fought back after a horrendous first half where we really didn't play with much passion and we really showed signs of being a selfish team. That can't be what our team has to be about. We talked about some things at halftime and our guys really came out and fought and earned one of the toughest wins we've gotten all year long.
Rick Carlisle
#Passion

Rick Carlisle
It just didn't seem like we were really right all night. I don't have a reason why that is. Even in the first quarter when we won it by two. We were stagnant at both ends and never really got anything sustained.
Rick Carlisle
#Night

Rick Carlisle
As long as he plays with this kind of energy and force, he'll get minutes and make things happen.
Rick Carlisle
#Energy

Rick Carlisle
Opportunity is available for everybody. I think it's pretty clear that the coaching staff doesn't care who gets the minutes. We have to find guys that are opportunistic, that take advantage when they get a chance and can do it over a period of time. It was great for David to have a great game; now he has to do it again and keep doing it. That's where it's going to get tougher.
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#Opportunity

Rick Carlisle
We've got the same group that played well the other night. We are not going to make excuses.
Rick Carlisle
#Night

Rick Carlisle
The good news is he is feeling better; the bad news is he's not ready to get on a plane and come out here and play.
Rick Carlisle
#News

Rick Carlisle
I don't think it shows much dignity to make excuses after you get your butts kicked. It was like they're everywhere and our feet were stuck in mud.
Rick Carlisle
#Dignity

Rick Carlisle
We'll look at it (in preseason games) and see how it plays out,
Rick Carlisle
#Games

Rick Carlisle
He has an affinity for the 'everyman' type of player, ... He's been here the last two summers working out with summer league players. It's something he has a liking for.
Rick Carlisle
#Affinity

Rick Carlisle
He has an affinity for the 'everyman' type of player. He's been here the last two summers working out with summer league players. It's something he has a liking for.
Rick Carlisle
#Affinity

Rick Carlisle
It's different, but he played college ball at Maryland in the ACC so he's very familiar with American basketball and he knows the NBA game because he studied it a lot and he's played against a lot of the players. The learning curve for him as a 29-year-old shouldn't be that great.
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#Basketball

Rick Carlisle
It's about learning the league, learning the guys he's playing against, what their tendencies are and what their strengths are because those are important things to defend well, ... We have a system of defense that's solid and he's in the process of learning that. For him, he's an experienced enough player and certainly has a high enough basketball IQ that he can pick it up quickly.
Rick Carlisle
#Learning

Rick Carlisle
We watched tape of them and we talked about their quickness and ability to get in the passing lanes. Until you get out there it's hard to fathom how effective they are. They are a pesky team and they're going to be one of those teams that will always be hard to play.
Rick Carlisle
#Ability

Rick Carlisle
At the start of the game he struggled. Of all the games that he's played in it was the worst start to a game that he's had. He got three quick fouls.
Rick Carlisle
#Games

Rick Carlisle
They outworked us and rubbed our faces in it too and they should have, ... We've got some soul searching to do. We have to play these guys again [Friday], which is not going to be any fun based on what I saw tonight.
Rick Carlisle
#Soul

Rick Carlisle
They outworked us and rubbed our faces in it too and they should have. We've got some soul searching to do. We have to play these guys again [Friday], which is not going to be any fun based on what I saw tonight.
Rick Carlisle
#Soul

Rick Carlisle
They've become a very strong-willed team. Their defensive toughness is in evidence. They're more consistent on defense and in their rebounding. This is an adjustment in their style that they were playing. They were more of a free-flowing team and that has changed.
Rick Carlisle
#Defense

Rick Carlisle
We have the same group that played well and won the other night. We're not going to make excuses. Our undoing tonight was the first quarter when we allowed them to shoot over 77 percent. That got them going early.
Rick Carlisle
#Night

Rick Carlisle
I would believe the concerns for a loved one in the stands and the fact he just went up to see if everything was OK would be a mitigating circumstance. It would be a scary situation if you had concerns for a wife or child in the stands. I can understand why he went up there.
Rick Carlisle
#Believe

Rick Carlisle
We're not a very good basketball team right now. This was very disappointing. We couldn't hit a bull in the butt with a bass fiddle. The ball not going in in the third was key.
Rick Carlisle
#Basketball

Rick Carlisle
We're not a very good basketball team right now. This was very disappointing.
Rick Carlisle
#Basketball

Rick Carlisle
He's had this problem in his elbow for over a month and it's not healing. We're going to hold him out for a while until he's really right. It will be at least a week, with a possibility that it could be significantly longer. We're not going to go on like this, having him in and out of the lineup, thinking he's going to be able to play then not being able to go. It's too tough on everybody.
Rick Carlisle
#Healing

Rick Carlisle
We have to be honest; we're not a very good basketball team right now. We have to address things that need to be addressed.
Rick Carlisle
#Basketball

Rick Carlisle
As a staff we have to keep coaching hard and keep getting these guys prepared to play. The games keep coming. That's just the way it is in this league. We're going to fight our way out of this as a group collectively: players, coaches and everybody. Losing streaks are no fun.
Rick Carlisle
#Games

Rick Carlisle
Injuries are going to happen. You don't have any control over it. We just have to hope long-range he's going to be OK. We've got to be ready to go the duration without him, from the sounds of it. So it's not an easy situation.
Rick Carlisle
#Control