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Rick Carlisle
It was a disappointing performance, I'll leave it at that. ... We've got two games now where we've had disappointing stretches. We have to do better than that to keep any legitimate playoffs hopes alive.
Rick Carlisle
#Games

Rick Carlisle
It was a terrible performance. It's as simple as that. We'll have to bounce back in a big way. It's a disappointing performance. I'll leave it at that.
Rick Carlisle
#Performance

Rick Carlisle
It was a terrible performance. It's as simple as that.
Rick Carlisle
#Performance

Rick Carlisle
With 18 games left, I think everybody is getting into a playoff mode here. Let's face it, from five on down to eight, there's going to be two or three games separating (the teams). So each win is really vital.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
It's going to be a tight race for whatever position you're competing for in the last week of the season. The history of five through eight this year has been that it's been tight the whole year. I think it's going to continue that way.
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#Race

Rick Carlisle
With him, it usually comes down to the kind of shots he's getting. We have to work to get him high-quality shots. When he gets good quality shots, he plays very efficiently.
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#Work

Rick Carlisle
This happens. There are going to be ups and downs. It all depends on how soon you can bounce back.
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#Bounce

Rick Carlisle
I'm pleased for our team. I thought we showed some real toughness and some real character. Our tough-mindedness has waned lately. That's something that if we're going to be a playoff team, it can't happen.
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#Character

Rick Carlisle
Not only was he the scoring leader, but defensively he generated a lot of energy for us. Especially in the second half.
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#Energy

Rick Carlisle
He may have moved his schedule up because of what happened in Memphis last night. We knew he was getting closer and closer. I thought it could be this week some time.
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#Night

Rick Carlisle
The second and third quarters hurt us defensively. We struggled and had some stretches where we couldn't stop them. Detroit is a team that is going to do a good job in the last play type of situations, but I'm more in tune to what happened in the second and third quarters than on the last play.
Rick Carlisle
#Hurt

Rick Carlisle
With 15 games left, we have to get to the group we feel can make a run.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
He's experienced and has played him a lot. He's done well with him in the past and he's the best guy that we have. We're fortunate that he's feeling better for a game that we're playing against the biggest, strongest guy in the game.
Rick Carlisle
#Past

Rick Carlisle
You take away the first 20 games of their season and they have a very respectable record and they've beaten a lot of good teams. We struggle against them and we have to find a way to turn that around.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
We're trying to hang in. We probably could have done a lot more things over the course of 48 minutes to put ourselves in a stronger position, but we didn't. We don't have much time to hang our heads about this. We've got another one tomorrow.
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#Trying

Rick Carlisle
We have an 11-game season to make a push to make the playoffs. There's nothing guaranteed. We'll find out what we're made of during this stretch. The frequency of games is still there. We're a little banged up, but we have to find a way. I have a lot of confidence in our group.
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#Game

Rick Carlisle
There's no way to replace his energy, his athleticism and his playmaking ability at that position. We miss him defensively. We're lucky he doesn't have to have surgery, and if we're lucky, maybe we will be able to get him back next week sometime.
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#Ability

Rick Carlisle
We hoped he was going to be open and have a pocket of space to get an open shot or drive the ball. Bosh did a great job of switching out defensively. I have to take the blame for that. That was a bad call putting a guy in a position that ended up not being a good position.
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#Space

Rick Carlisle
When you make the kind of mistakes we made throughout the course of the whole game, you just leave too much to chance. They were aggressive, they did some things that made it tough on us. But you've got to meet force with force in this league. Early fourth we didn't do it.
Rick Carlisle
#Mistakes

Rick Carlisle
That's an unbelievable streak. It shows how those guys work to take care of themselves and why they have the best record in the league.
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#Work

Rick Carlisle
It's critical, let's face it. We're in a must-win situation almost every night. We have to win games. I just thought the guys came together as a team and did some really great things. It's important to be a playoff team. We've got a string of years we need to keep going.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
After games, emotions sometimes take over a little bit. The bottom line is we have six games to make this right. We'll find out if we deserve it or not.
Rick Carlisle
#Emotions

Rick Carlisle
We're in a must-win situation every night. We have to win games. It's important to be a playoff team. We have a string of years and we want to keep that going.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
It's important to be playing well and we played better the last three games. If we hadn't won three straight games, we could easily be out of the playoff picture.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
If we hadn't won three games, we could be well out of the playoffs. That's not what we want. We want to be in and have a chance to get as high a seed as we can.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
The last couple games we've gotten things back on track a little bit and we've got to keep going in that vein. We still are not in (the playoffs). We have a long way to go. We're going to have to win our way in because everybody else we're fighting against has got favorable schedules and are playing well.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
The guys got together and decided to make a stand. If we hadn't won three straight games, we could easily be out of the playoff picture.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
It's just too bad, because we really played hard for three quarters. The second quarter was really a disaster for us. It put us in a bad position at halftime, but we fought back and really put ourselves in a good position to win.
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#Disaster

Rick Carlisle
He's going to be in the picture, for a lot of reasons. His defensive ability is very important to us. He's a young guy who's experiencing a lot right now and that bodes well for this year and the future.
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#Ability

Rick Carlisle
It's not what we had in mind coming in, but it's a meaningful short-term goal.
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#Mind