11.4: ATL/SAC Postgame- Paul Westphal
Sacramento Coach Paul Westphal met the media after the Kings lost 113-105 to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night.
I -- is -- head coach Paul Westphal. Well they they. We couldn't stop them with unstoppable. For much in. They they they really executed well went to their. Big time players victory you know all of Joe Johnson and hill they they took turns making post ups -- big big shots. Or Joe Johnson errors and you give up 54% shoot 41%. Even if you do a lot of other things well and we did. Its heart beating good teams and so. We got to find a way view. Protect our basket better defensively and it would also be nice that we make a few more shots. You know -- big luxury we -- when the shots are going in everything else looks sunny here. We couldn't stop them. I've seen a smoother. Okay. I'm sure -- feel a little better yeah. I think we can play a lot better. The primary problem in the fourth was we couldn't stop them. And wherever say about the fourth. -- Michael I didn't think they're any good I wouldn't be upset. It's hard. We're trying to do spread the floor and attack the rim. And and take whatever we can get. Based on how they how they defended. Okay. Yeah they were doubling him whatever he tried to handle the ball. On on pick and rolls they're just doubling him in and just just leaving anybody else because they they were. There were very concerned about him getting -- shots. It's like with a young team. I thought he responded well in the second half and started pursuing the ball better and getting more rebounds and and I thought that that we've we did pick up our rebounding for most of the second half. I'm so impressed with Jason Thompson. I mean he's he keep things down low cost about hit shots. He's one of our best ball handlers on the fast break when he when he -- -- the -- good things happen. He he was able to it -- stay you know play forty minutes tonight I think that he's. He's young star in the making when when he's able to stay in the game a lot of good things happen around him. Yes. Well do well we're we're gonna ask him to play the way he plays he's a good defender he's he's he's versatile he's he's a smart player he can. Keep that you can make open threes. As far as how many minutes and and and when he'll play. We have we have one practice yet.