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Rick Carlisle
He's fit in well. He's a proven NBA player who's played at a high level for many years.
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#Nba

Rick Carlisle
Those things work their way out. One thing about getting another quality player is you're going to have to earn your time on the court.
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#Quality

Rick Carlisle
We dug ourselves into a hole and spent the rest of the game trying to dig ourselves out. We managed to give ourselves a chance in the second half, but the Wizards were able to put together a few scoring runs, and we couldn't stop them.
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#Rest

Rick Carlisle
We dug a hole and we were trying to dig our way out (of) the hole the rest of the game. It's frustrating because we did have some opportunities early. Unfortunately our undoing was the first quarter.
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#Rest

Rick Carlisle
It's like inviting an assassin to a gathering of living presidents. You know he can score a zillion points. I have the utmost respect for Kobe Bryant. He competes at the highest of the highest echelon.
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#Living

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The energy our guys played with was exceptional. It was a much-needed win for us. This is the kind of game we talked about having to play — more up-tempo, more movement.
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#Energy

Rick Carlisle
It'll be one of the questions when you look back in history. How good could this guy have been? I'm not sure that there was any limit to his potential. It was just not to be.
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#History

Rick Carlisle
He's getting the job done; it's as simple as that. My hat's off to him. He's been in and out of the lineup. He keeps showing up every day and coming to work like a pro. He's kept himself ready for this opportunity and he's obviously taking advantage of it.
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#Job

Rick Carlisle
The whole game we were shooting in the 30s and we could never get anything going offensively to set up our defense. When you get behind big you end up taking more 3s than you want to take, and 32 is a number that's too many. If you're taking that many, you're probably playing from behind and not in a very good position.
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#Game

Rick Carlisle
He has an NBA skill and that's that he can post up and score. He can also shoot from midrange and I think he'll be able to stretch it maybe to the NBA 3-point line down the line.
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#Nba

Rick Carlisle
Their offensive rebounding hurt us. It was the first game in a while that the rebounding differential on the offensive boards came back to haunt us. You can make a case that was the game (considering how) much that happened at the end of the game.
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#Hurt

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He wanted to give it a try, and he really gave us some defensive energy to start the third, which was big.
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#Energy

Rick Carlisle
Danny had a great night. We're a different team when he plays the way he did tonight. We need him to continue to play at that level.
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#Night

Rick Carlisle
Detroit is very motivated for a lot of reasons. They're fighting for the best record in the league. They dropped a game to us, which will make them more motivated to win. We have to play our game and play it well.
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#Fighting

Rick Carlisle
Unbelievable sequence of events at the end. When you have opportunities to close out games, you've got to take advantage of them. On the play at the end of regulation, we had a chance to get the rebound, the ball gets knocked loose, and Johnson hits the three.
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#Events

Rick Carlisle
When you have opportunities to close out games you have to take advantage of them. We had a couple. We got hurt at the free throw line. We got hurt on second-chance opportunities.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
It was one of those games we needed everybody to play well and they did.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
The emotionally charged and highly competitive nature of our games is one of the things that makes it compelling to our fans. The fine line you walk as a player or coach is that you have to channel those emotions in a way that's not harmful to your team or the game. That's the situation we're dealing with. My sense was it was getting better year to year.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
I don't know; it's not really a conversation until it's a reality. We'll see. A lot can happen between now and when (Tinsley) comes back. It's a situation that we'll resolve when it comes time to resolve it.
Rick Carlisle
#Conversation

Rick Carlisle
He hurt it at the end when he got that put-back, so we'll hold our breath and keep our fingers crossed that he'll be OK (on Thursday) and the next day. He's going to be sore, we know that, but if anybody will play hurt, he's certainly a guy who's done it time after time.
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#Hurt

Rick Carlisle
He's not able to both practice and play games so we've held him out of everything. We have to be careful with him and have him ready to play in each game. We're thin on (big men) right now.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
I have been voting for this guy as an all-star for three years. I am no closet fan. I am an out-there fan. I love the way he plays, and he is a guy you really fear.
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#Voting

Rick Carlisle
We have no one to blame but ourselves. I give Boston credit. They hung in and did what they have to do to win the game.
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#Boston

Rick Carlisle
A.J. had a great night. In the second half he did a great job of running the team. His efficiency in shot making and courage to step up in some tough spots put us in a position to win.
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#Night

Rick Carlisle
We've had great execution in the last two games; we won one and lost another. These types of one-possession games come in waves. The way our team is set up, we have players that can make plays.
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#Execution

Rick Carlisle
Every point counts right now. I know David regrets what happened. We have to channel our emotional energy into emotional strength. That's got to be one our goals as we head down the stretch.
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#Energy

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Without a doubt. He is the biggest reason why they're where they are now. There's nothing he can't do.
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#Doubt

Rick Carlisle
It's clear off the last few games that he's a difference maker for us. I'm not going to look to play three guys just to play three guys. I'm going to look to try to have a rotation where guys can be comfortable. But you have to be accountable and play your minutes hard. Otherwise there are good players behind you; that's the fact. Our point position hasn't been this strong in a long time. It's good news for us.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
He's at the point now where rookies are still rookies, but they have a veteran sort of confidence about them, and he should. The other thing he has learned this year is that when he plays well, it's going to be tougher to keep playing well because teams are going to keep getting ready for you.
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#Confidence

Rick Carlisle
We had the game going pretty well and we were playing good basketball. They made a run at the end of the half and they got the game tied and I thought that gave them a lot of momentum going into the second half. They did a great job of finishing off plays.
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#Basketball