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Rick Carlisle
We now have to prove we can put two great games together. Orlando has proven over the second half of the season that it's one of the better teams in the league.
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#Games

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We just gotta try to continue to build on what's been a pretty good week of basketball and we've got one more opportunity before the playoffs start and it's important for us.
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#Basketball

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Those games were a long time ago. I don't think there's anything there we can hang our hats on. We've got to really work to get healthy and work to tighten up our game.
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#Games

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I won't know what our health situation is going to be until probably Sunday. We have a couple of days to try to get guys healthier.
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#Health

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We're 1-0 in our last one game.
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#Game

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The biggest thing is efficiency, because if you have a lot of turnovers on the road, the opponent is going to convert a lot of them. Jersey is a great conversion team off turnovers.
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#Efficiency

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You do learn a lot about hanging in there. You learn about hard times and the fact that character is often identified in the hardest of times.
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#Character

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It was clear to me he knew the situation. He knew to spread the floor and look for an opportunity to break down the defense. He made a great play.
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#Opportunity

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It's been like this the last two or three times he's come back. It's been hard to get what you call real practice time because of the frequency of games.
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#Hard

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It's not an ideal situation, but Danny has started a lot of games (17) for us this year. We've been down that road.
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#Games

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Anthony Johnson played a terrific game. He's playing with great aggressiveness and savvy and understanding the pulse of the team he is running.
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#Understanding

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Jermaine is a top player in this league. He missed a lot of games (this season) and it's taken him a while to get his conditioning and his rhythm back. Fortunately for us, he's hitting his stride at a good time.
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#Games

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A.J. is playing with great awareness and great savvy. He just looks like a guy who understands the pulse of the team he runs. He knows his team as well as any player I've had an opportunity to coach.
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#Awareness

Rick Carlisle
Jermaine is a top player in this league and we all know he's missed a lot of games. Fortunately he's hitting his stride at a good time. We need him to continue to play at that kind of level for us to have success in the series.
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#Games

Rick Carlisle
A.J. is playing with great awareness and great savvy. He looks like a guy that understands the pulse of the team he's running. The majority of the game, he's making our calls and directing us into things. He's a guy that really knows this team, as well as any player that I've had the opportunity to work with as a coach.
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#Awareness

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That's something the medical people have to discuss. It's a conversation I haven't been involved in and I don't know what point it's at. You have to look at the long-term future of a young player as well as the short-term gains you have by playing him.
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#Conversation

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We have to defend better, not turn the ball over and stay out of foul trouble.
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#Trouble

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This isn't any news flash. He's been a great player. Now he's a great playoff player.
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#News

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The thing that drew us to him is . . . he has the ability to enhance the abilities of the players around him. His teams have a way of jelling.
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#Ability

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It was a special experience, and I am grateful that I was given the opportunity to come [to Virginia]. They took a chance on me because I was a guy who played at a mid-major level in a very obscure conference.
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#Experience

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We were very much a Cinderella team, and we were able to shock a lot of people in that tournament because we were so well coached and prepared.
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#People

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Both of these guys we're bringing in have NBA experience,
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#Experience

Rick Carlisle
Last year, we went through one of the most difficult years that a team could go through in NBA history. Even in the toughest times, I love coming in and trying to figure out ways to win. When you are able to feel that way about what you are doing, it is a great blessing. My experience at Virginia had a lot to do with being able to get where I am now.
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#History

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[But the Pacer's aren't planning on letting the Celtics win this one.] There's no way this team is going to go quietly, ... No way. We've been through too much.
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#Planning

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This game's not a great indicator of reality.
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#Reality

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I thought he did a great job keeping his emotions under control in both series. I look for him to build on that. There's nobody in this league that always has complete control of their emotions. I thought he set a great tone in the playoffs and I look for him to continue in that vein.
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#Control

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He's a guy that our players look up to because he's been on a championship team. He has some credibility because of that.
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#Credibility

Rick Carlisle
He's not Reggie Miller from the 3-point line, but he's not far from it in terms of his ability to get the ball in the basket, ... For me, Jack is an NBA shooter. He is an NBA-caliber shooter, which means he's going to shoot in the high 30s (percent) from 3.
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#Ability

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it gives him a quickness advantage.
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#Advantage

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Considering the circumstances, I was happy with our competitive spirit out there. We had a lot of guys that played hard.
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#Circumstances