Coach Flip, he had something to say about the rivalry. But it is all fun and games.
No question, this is one of the best games we've played thus far this year, especially playing against a team that's been playing exceptionally well of late. We would like to see more of this. And I think we're getting there.
One of the best games we've played so far this year.
I got a rhythm going. The guys just did a good job of putting the ball in my hands.
A little shot in the butt. It started kicking in after a couple minutes out there and I felt good after that.
It's a little sore, as expected. Playing a lot of minutes. I had the ball in my hand a lot, jumping on it a lot. But it's getting better daily.
Last year my heart was racing up until the point I got picked. This year I was more confident that after a good year people would recognize me as an All-Star. But getting the nod and being a starter, that means so much.
Everybody was calling. I think everybody called every player in the league. That's history right there.
Both teams played each other twice, we both won a game, each was close, and because of our history, yeah, it's going to be a very important game to see where both our teams are at.
Converse has history. I want to be part of what comes next.
We don't want injuries, especially to our best player, ... We just hope he can come back real soon. He's a big guy and anytime he gets injured it's a lot of weight that goes down on his knee, ankle or whatever he hurt.
There are a lot of good teams coming into our house, but it is our home and we need to defend our home.
Maybe I got hurt for a reason - to bring these guys here and we all celebrate together over on Biscayne Bay one day,
I apologized to the team for it. You don't want to ever do that. I try not to say anything to the refs, but once in a while, I do. It hurt my team because they ended up scoring in transition.
That was probably the only game I didn't get hurt my rookie year.
The key is being healthy and not worrying about the individual stuff. I had some good shots but I just missed them. The playoffs will be a whole different story. We'll be ready.
We thought Nash was going to knock that down right away.
It has never been Shaq and Kobe. The only thing would happen is Kobe would come driving, Shaq would foul him, the only time they would cross paths. So, it's going to be a interesting.
Just the right place at the right time. Some nights are like that. I was able to get in a couple passing lanes and get some picks, but for the most part, it was just being in the right place at the right time.
Dominance, man. I think this is the best he's played in a long time.
Dominance, man. I think this is the best he's played in a long time. Last night was one of his better games in a while, so it's good to see him back into the form of being Shaquille.
I had to pick my spots, more than anything, to get my teammates involved. Then, like Shaq and I always say, the fourth quarter is my time.
This team came out and beat us. Every time we made a run, they came back and made a run. We lost this one. ... We know that we're a couple of shots and a couple of defensive plays away from being a great team.
It takes time to get familiar with guys,
It's just getting familiar with what we're trying to do. I'm sure you'll see better spacing each time in the pre-season.