11.6: MEM/SAC Postgame -- Paul Westphal
One Roger tonight they won the Memphis Grizzlies with a victory the comments now from king's head coach Paul Westphal. Also tell you I told the team and I'm not. I'm not discouraged about our performance. We have to get better we can see things we have to get -- us a good team fetus. They won forty games last year we one point five they have their players back now and they have five starters anyone on -- score thirty on any night and a they're good. And they they played well I never bought into that stuff only played last night they lost in double overtime their four. You know they'll be tired. We won't use as an excuse when -- if if that happens to us and it doesn't mean we're supposed to win just because they played last night is the NBA. We turned the ball over too much this thing that we haven't been doing this year that that is been. Really good for us we can't turn the ball over twenty times and and have your offense to be productive and that's what happened that Memphis is a good team forcing turnovers and we're good team at protecting the ball tonight and there are their tendency. -- our tendency to me that was the difference in the game I thought that. You know we have some players that that we count on for good offensive performances and a just didn't come together tonight but I still like our team right now. Tonight perhaps the better team and we're gonna keep working him. Hopefully. Later in the year people say we're the better team they got us tonight. Coach. Looked like defensively at times the team did look better -- the turnovers. Skewed the numbers -- -- and -- -- Whether the turn over from -- the main difference in the game. And they did a good job of making his go to or. Our secondary options but. You know it was pretty clear that -- -- we're not. We're not there yet to have an answer for everything team does to us you know that's what would veteran teams views you try one thing and they have the answer to try something else they have the answer. We didn't have the answers tonight we turned it over instead. Coach future assessment -- the the new lineup tonight that you changed you just tell you thought those guys play together in the also Garcia's night to separately I think that's a good line of force. You know gives a chance to to do to defend in the first quarter and we we have plenty of offense of that lineup and we just turn it over too much both in first and the third quarters. I think we turned it over. Five times in the first four minutes of the third quarter and and we had. No way too many turnovers in the first quarter to and so even though. That line it was good defense -- it is. Wasn't effective because of the turnovers and so we have to tighten that up and know that there are some things we can and will do about that but. Very apparent that tonight that was a thing that that got us as far as us sisco. He's. He's done that quite often this year you know come off the pension. And shooting the ball. Providing a spark -- he was wanting to guard everybody out there too I mean he's he's really a competitor and we're blessed to schools on our team meeting even had a fine game. -- and that's part with sisco did you see the same thing from Darnell Jackson on the other side of the Florida kind of when you guys did. Kind of close. Yeah I thought Darnell gave us big -- he he he really. Players like to play with him and he's so enthusiastic and so aggressive. And a very smart player too so he he really came in and accepted the challenge tonight. Coach with Rudy Gay is really light and upside did you consider going to dot figuring it all to see if he could have some effect defensively against it. Well I I thought that all -- and Jason did a decent job on him and also. Our zone was real effective. Rudy -- make shots. He's one of the premier athletes in and I don't know anybody that can stop him from getting a shot. And that's sometimes it's it's whether he makes it so. I thought I thought that that the guys. A medium work first points tonight here in the. I liked -- a lot I thought -- I don't have the stats in front of me but I thought that the lead. You know -- our favor when he was in there both times at the three spot in. I think that news real good look for us.
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