Smart: 'We made the defensive stops'
I've got a very high energy game and you know this team is you know which would they have the capabilities going to put up big numbers and having got a hard. That's gonna keep attacking at all times and now we knew it I knew and I think ours we we all knew that doesn't -- will be tough to console him now. Because he has the ability to shoot three drive the basketball and profiled for the alliance. We knew we got another level while game. But also try mussels some of their guys don't play very well for them Jeremy Lin and champ cars but I -- a good job would have been. Late in the game I thought our guys are on the floor. They're great job. Working talking switching. I give up wide open threes great job with chuck Francisco Garcia. Of those guys do an excellent job and Isiah. Guys made some big big big shots. Threes in the interaction of -- four threes as well. On the Rockets built up that nine point lead coach you guys went on third and close out the game 31 to sixteen in the final eight minutes. This kind of talk about what changed obviously -- -- you know. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- In Francisco Garcia made some big threes are some penetration by John John has done a great job. Would be able to move the basketball I think you size. And Bears open threes that are -- pick and rolls. Have a way of negotiate postings and -- I thought the way he moves the basketball as a three. You know part time ball handler to find guys who rolled to the basket or finding -- weak -- Enough that they did a good job going he did an excellent job on our team ability pool together to get a win quality win. After last night's game back to back city it was real republic for a team. How pleased were you defensively at least I'm stretching is making slotted depends please our thoughts are about the group goes on the floor did all the right things defensively and then you -- -- and and John I made some plays from office standpoint. But I thought. Those guys did a great great job -- come real close to driving guys all people line will follow them. They turned the game around you know when and kept us. Is striking distance and you have to make plays and I thought we made a defense stops route to make plays in the guys win. Coach curry is able to neutralize -- -- you know he's that's pretty good game but obviously tonight six -- -- -- you know a -- you know how to guard and player. -- this year. I hit some pros have off nights ago and I was -- on tonight's guys -- has made a lot of plays about the foul trouble. -- thought our guys did a great job and Isiah and all the guys that he was playing against. Did an excellent job of -- make him guard until he got some fouls early kind of made his game a little softer where he was his normal attack mode. I thought we we played him. Scout report wise really -- you know favorite. But Eagles as him pros -- what happened all night and yup -- don't you Harden had such a high volume of plays going his way. It maybe that kind of slow things down a little bit four win what he was him. Coach you know obviously got the wind so I worked out but can you talk about not going back to DeMarcus Cousins you like what you got from that other good defensively but he's. We -- close there and we want. -- So. You know we lost that I could explain what we want and we move number I guess I have to. You're one -- we. Had a group of boy that was going to pretty well and gonna do it I thought that what we really -- -- what that particular time. And you know we've we've pulled together as a group as you and won the basketball game you know. Why is it and you won't see these teams did this just focus on the win and that's all that matters in basketball you can come through on that. And not worry about who gets the credit. You know I give it to play every -- we -- -- take the heat when we lose. But you know when you win it -- -- team that's to be the most important thing all the good teams that's what they do. It it makes no difference mobile -- to get the win. You know and we have aspirations to become a winning team on that. Frozen typical -- a game where you would use shut down the stretch as far as what -- defense. Talk about the way he was hitless -- so from left to Murton more 43 in. You know he just got fined yes there are we right because normally look at him guarding a bigger post up guys that he can guard. Couple nights ago with -- you talk in Jacksonville's them. And tonight but I just thought that he had the right posture gears switch. On to sort of guards are rotate out to -- we did a great job when you know by our bench where he had to help on a roll guy to the basket. And yet move himself pulled out to a three point shooter and make it clear track and he did a great job within of course now the ball movable floor. And there's -- right there chasing me that he's a Smart basketball player. And I thought -- what he did in their best -- game for us tonight along with Garcia. You know these guys always -- play it's what do you like about pros. You know when given time on the situation rise and now you could have gotten him to vote for him -- Don't think so I think no -- I thought maybe. Doing that road trip what this little slump but he was -- I thought maybe his body was kind of -- messed up on him you know and now I think have a chance to get back and get some rest. And get his body -- -- control but I think now you see you in if you that he has right here. And now we had -- not now where I wanted to get out in the corner your shot to jump shot. And yet what should I do as the youngest child shot he came back two plays later and it is excellent the next two times so I think his body is coming back to a little bit. As pulls away it was you know road trip and in little -- was it. Instruments can be a winning team means that obviously the ongoing challenge is trying to improve your team's record when you're away from. From home boy it -- excellent good challenge you know we've got to play a different personnel on the road so that's always jealousy got to be perfect role but hopefully we can just we can use what we've done here. With how we've been playing -- we've -- you saw the heart to hold this team down under a hundred points on Houston's going to be difficult to do it. But I think with the way we've played and pushed our -- simple little bit. We got to try and -- go on the road play you know we'll go to too difficult places in court you know when you getting but he also break. You know sometimes the team is pretty much at the all star break you know so you got to guard against that. A sometimes team you face may already be gone and also -- you can kind of two to one couple's teams so. That's the goal is going to -- and I try to get to -- -- -- one for sure.
Sacramento Kings coach Keith Smart talks about his team's comeback win over the Houston Rockets.