Smart: 'We didn't have a high energy game'
-- -- Obviously he didn't get what we need to get. Two guys play very well they have been playing well put him -- Dave Lewis and now and George Hill and they made plays. Feel the start of the game you know I was missing a big piece of Tyreke. You know what Avery had been brings his team you know the obvious he's -- but -- -- pregame and now we just didn't have. What I thought would be a good high energy. Gave great support from our fans here probably get out of the -- -- great -- with a great effort and got. BC wanted to play a low scoring game we need to force temple that we do that to a game. -- still had opportunities. It's. How hard has it been on your team to see so many close losses and stronger and is good and our team is part of this all of us you know to be right they're playing it. To me it comes down you you have to make them one big game winning shot. But you are clean up all the little. It's just prior to that to give you better cushion up by five. And now you're good shot had a bad two bad shots in a row and -- Those little things right again once you get a lead late in the game now you play you know play an opponent more you play in the clock you've played clock now. And try to get some really good all kind of wait for called it may not come. Do you -- intro. Coach two questions the first one. I was there any thoughts -- keeping Jimmer and they're a little bit longer in crunch time. And attendance when brown -- you know and imaginative -- we need to do in the game right. You don't make decisions to get in my view that it. And then and did you think about Kentucky is a little bit more minutes tonight as well. Well I thought like what's -- doing some -- -- was doing a good job like the fact he was rebounding in traffic. Likely it is it easy. You know -- did a really good job. You know -- Dave Wesley is playing very well against the man who was going -- he was in that mode too and then but I thought Tom did a good job -- -- -- Again it you know you try to move all these pieces around you you got to make sure everything is usually get there you get a group home floor. And guys play -- guys played pretty decent for the most part when our bigs. I guess it would. Coach in 1916 looks good for DeMarcus Cousins -- the five of seventeen doesn't look good did you feel like he was forced into action too much you forcibly shots tonight you know -- he would take go -- shots available. You know that's a big west of -- US soldier was there. If you cry to me drives and I think you got to take those regardless how you shooting. You a lot of businesses cable industry get too close to the basket you know going into traffic -- he'd take those shots. Take good shots some bad shots now. You know maybe didn't look like he's shot a lot of chassis -- couple nights ago. But he had to go because they were giving it all -- all promotion to him take Ellsbury force some shots. But coach going back to Boston Chris Thomas artist showcase game just felt like. We had a bitter -- -- with an Atlanta. -- last game. Yeah that's how we -- we did a great job there you know but I guys that it was I could have been who knows you can't go back I don't ever go back. Yeah I thought at that time. Thomas did a decent job was doing OK but I thought that west. Who has been playing at his also levels it was it was really. No matter who was the player that I was playing great game tonight. Maybe could've worked I don't know what they'll find out wait until next -- that were. Coach two things first -- to read it what point did you decide he -- not playing what's his prognosis for tomorrow blow it that he will be played tomorrow I knew pretty early that it was wrong place and now I'm fortunate you know you miss when he does especially playing so well and now. You know so that kind of took a little -- on -- there. You can rearrange people again. So. But you give us we still have an opportunity in this game play with a chance to win a chance to make the right place to win the game. But I -- you miss when you we missed some good players hurt too. And on the last Marcus three -- again did you like what you got out of that he got a good look and you know he made to those you know to Williams said team at their place and they made you know made a big when you talk. So you guys made big shots but he had a good one. A nice look for him. But he had a good good shot but you know you put so much pressure on that one moment when had opportunities where you would should have been. Position. Coach Jim had a big night yet very aggressive on the floor how are you making a decision on nightly basis who's gonna play between him as a -- is just -- is his matchup situation it is hard to to figure those two guys that appeals to young men that -- and he's played but -- you can't play all three point guards. And now and I know it is tough on those guys that all it would do the pros about it and try to keep their. Minds focused and ready for the basketball game you know I see some nights left us earlier you can't. Safe to get it at this stage that you can't you know plays. As you might need. You know you never know injuries can happen -- could take place. -- in this stage you got to kind of keep those guys mentally sharp as it could. But also busy working out and getting caught up in fact it may play me play. You know notre so about it and maybe 23 games were on his blocking -- is one guy. You know and out and see Eagles you know because obviously those two guys need to know game to game what what what it and go from there. Coach talk about the consummate pro Francisco Garcia and -- -- contribute night in the fact that maybe. Lacking Tyreke size and having a bigger guard out there how much more maybe he could contribute and I think god this guy practices hard every day. Hasn't played at all for the most part. And yet he's practiced the same way -- tale and here let me just made yesterday did anything -- is Lee -- fast. And right away you get an opportunity united. He took advantage of that you know so he still training Lackey was will be playing every single night and that's that's why you have those kind of veterans on the team. So when something happens and guys he's prepared mentally every single night. At practice every single day when his opportunity comes I knew he was -- -- to get a great job but it it it all started. While we'll go with him just be mentally prepared gratefully received today and how -- practice.
Kings head coach Keith Smart says all close losses have been hard for his team.