Smart: 'Demarcus Cousins is the guy that makes it all work'
Demarcus Cousins had a season-high 31 points Friday against the Toronto Raptors
Would have moved him but I know we've played a very good third quarter -- we came in locker room at halftime and now. With the right focus we got the game back what we focus on trying to win the quarter you are -- old system. What point system from a minor days and we had a point ahead going to have time and now when trying to -- -- quarter that was focused when that third quarter. I don't know what fashion we'll do within the list down to the third quarter and I thought those guys did a great job we can give a little defense account. And we they went eight out of ten possessions the defense stops. I was in -- -- -- open shots but nevertheless they didn't score only -- ten possessions. I think that was that the tone of quarters -- the tone for the game. We got a lead and obviously there. Opened a blowout game for the most part with so much time going to the fourth quarter they gonna make available -- go -- from all there. -- you scout industry must go one on one basketball try to create some type of advantage felt Qualls has what they did for -- but I guess hold on. To we a lot of players it is great job Francisco Garcia look at stat sheet you -- -- made into a whole lot we didn't score. But when you go back to film UC all the defense is execution -- he had was a huge plus. Thomas Robinson bought himself minutes tonight. By just simply. Doing what he can do every single -- NBA best play with passion and energy and I thought he was perfect for his game tonight. And as you move down through -- go Isiah Thomas had a great job felt. Aaron Brooks do great every got -- came off the bench for the most by Jason Thompson unsung hero now from our team. He just goes about his business never never any fanfare but he is really a big blue -- Obama team I thought he did a great job was a matchup that we had. And as you move down you've finally get to gather it makes it all worked for us and asked Marcus because I -- -- -- the right into start the game. He had the right mindset of not trying to score fifty but tried to let his teammates play. And obviously trying to move the ball out of double teams because we know it over the last couple games teams have tried to double him. And he's done a great job of moving the fastball. -- We usually. That we set -- Oh yeah they're doing it when you win you're happy so I'm not mad at that you know but I think we have to take them because. Guys are going to. Put pressure on our big guys -- -- double we have some mismatch out there we had John Salmons also had some mismatches he made some plays. I've made some big shots for us when -- drug use him as a focal point in the offense and now forced to double team and he and either score or move the ball out of there. You know we got to take those three you have to take him because a little bit easier to take that way I like them take them inside out because everything you practice a lot of rebounds where you. And how you pass the ball out to a guy should get three. Those are really ought to make shots good team player that would -- I think you know overall with our you know our our guard bureaucracy and my staff because these guys do real good job with -- keeping video in front of them. We over rate does a great job with the video and everyone else would this is where you're just gonna come from. Don't rush this is what they did to LaMarcus Aldridge not a trap him don't be in a hurry. I thought his mentally get a lot of these guys' minds ready to play the game but shot selections of selection. Don't be in her. Take what the defense gives you. Trust your teammates and I think a young player any player when they grow and trusted teammates to make a shot. Because -- you know you going to the ball to play a lot of minutes in the game. Yeah. You need. Him. He. Yep. Where I was going to do that called timeout right away so I got a chance -- hell -- -- long -- who led down. I -- for the most part he tried to be you know very very. All of front and let him know that I wasn't doing anything. No but sometimes do the look of it all kind of tells a story that's not really true. So I felt a good time out -- myself down in and focus on didn't today hit and say. This what was on the game that was happening with someone trying to get you scared about favorites composure pretty well you weren't -- What if he's a rebound zone it's when he rebounds he can get those things -- he's engaged in the way he's been over the last couple of the last two weeks that we could have. He's a good rebound he's always going to be a good rebound does that guy wouldn't play basketball this -- near the rim. Are a little bit out of his area he has great hands and is really flexible to get to basketball. Sorry it when he rebounds for him is can be out every fifth game. Event for him but he's always going to be in that top or your rebounding because he does a great child would of going after the basketball you want to ball. You got a big guy who can shoot out sounds river but also a real good rebound.