Smart: 'Guys made timely buckets for us'
Every team in the NBA. Very any given time impeachment this team the missed a lot of -- they'll always dangerous type team. Regardless what your records are we have players out of the guys get a chance to play and get a chance to step up and now. You know different -- -- did -- tonight and you know with Johnson came off base and some nice threes early keep the game. You know you know -- nit basketball game but I thought our guys did a good job. You know so -- down a little bit and yeah we played well obviously you scored very well in the paint tonight you we have the advantage there and we did that this guys made some time ago. But -- -- victories. That we have some good defense again once again couple guys that I I don't know fluently. I've done a great job holding game defensively and those couples guys new to -- We'll see many scoring nights where Tyreke. Cousins and Thornton are all you know just on I mean how and why is that how -- three to see that -- an effort by new. Two TD you know. I'll follow that is being given every from every coach him in the business because. You know you guys have abilities and when they play at a nice level depending on the opponent. They have the ability it to doodles type of things you know to finish plays -- we had a big -- today so that was a big plus their -- But you -- -- basketball and I make some plays you know has some some internals that. You although unsure how to passable which kind of pats should go work on the -- you devote to the polls. -- guys making shots and they have a chance to do that when they're making shots. And that -- -- thirty assists again tonight because guys move the ball we didn't do that they got in trouble so. This group as a unique group this group is as a basketball team is very capable player high levels against every team India. And have a chance almost nice to be any team in. But there -- nights where they simply you know -- you know that comes out their ability to share his -- is for the but that has to be so in this world become part of what you do every single game and that's -- you've become -- pretty expensive out. My game got -- Marcus. Cannot cannot hit a couple of victories where you -- that's been a role he's had in the past. Whatever you know thinking of the -- would give back to that this year and at a good time for you to see him next situations step up and make -- -- We are question you know game we -- down in Indiana early in the year where he made some big threes a game that we probably down nine points. And he will those back in the game with a couple buckets that he made. Guys into overtime you know so he had that ability you know to do those things he's making a shot but the key component to that. Is -- when he's dribbling to -- creative with someone has to make a play for him have a -- -- wide -- good shot and that's what happened all couples place you know so. But the ability is there but we have shooters and guys who can't shoot the ball. The job loss to the player with the ball the guy who has about possible to make a play toward the basket. Forces the defense to collapse. And then now we had to force base guys and why and mark to get the ball made some victories -- so. We got penetration and guys in there and now they have to. Find him in the courtroom one threes well. Talk about Patrick Patterson's efforts knights are couples slow but it seemed to getting -- little rhythm in the second half and really contributed. And -- that they just I guess giving eighteen made free throws only three -- that's what we have with that tell. It's I didn't get a chance to get to streak alive. You got a little bit make any time you have those opportunities you get there -- -- would you do. You know Patrick has slowly climbing that ladder you know everything from being around the league and seen him as he came into the -- and watch him develop and develop. And now have a unique skill always shoot the ball on the range has increased now. And and on top of that I like what he does the tests you it takes talent human gas. Always said. Yeah more players I've seen in BA is of holes that are upset when a player miss demo pass rush. Very few get upset when they've beaten. On defense. And as young man here it was movies made a couple plays and he was you right away powerful mark my -- you know so that's the passion you want it happens the as a player. Is -- -- gas scores on you it's painful. You know it is that won't come out and get to the basket back. You know want to mess up his dad next round given Golden State and they've only scored on needed here tonight when media amicable. I would Terry obviously factor on both sides of the ball right there shooting crazy and forcing them on their -- things. It is impacting not -- you know take away little turnovers are here and there try to make passes. We play good game we played a game where he shot ball when he was open shot. You know when he had opted to drive it drove well so I thought you get a good job chase of -- screens. But you know when his game in his career as his jump shot in basketball awareness continues to open up. It's open game now -- place and they just keep keep growing. On defense -- -- work weeks resting on Bartel vote Erica ball is when the balls a week. You know a lot of players struggle with and he had to get better at those balls away from -- because action on them come to you this. The way -- able to -- on their Portland that are tough to. Decision to use him more -- a fourth quarter go. Going back there but I knew I was in come -- guys there at some point I knew in the -- I'd like. Believe our American point of attack defense guarding the ball four and in search for that we'll all time. And as young man Tony can do your eyes -- they would do as well. But I think you saw -- -- are struggling offense -- below three point line well -- right inside the key associates our half court. And when you can get teams started office at four out it only takes one extra foot. What a pro player to move all the his area where he can score is pleased by the -- -- -- -- -- And the point of attack defending the point of attack. You know we spoke with you know but I like what we had there two nights in a row and that's what you're doing searching to see what you have your team -- your team -- move forward. You know that's what you look for privacy you guys did some nice tall got real hard in the quarter and -- was in the position. But I think we need a bit more -- side defense because we were -- plus. And he gets -- to be put together -- this string of stops and you know there's so much this off his back. Coaching -- subject for a little bit in his -- but you. Next Tuesday. You will will be in name when the top ten moments in NCAA history. Is -- -- be on and next week coach tell us how you feel about their awards are you -- ten. Well as you know one guy you know last week they -- -- Ward's house and my players. NCAA history and now Wilson. And in my university. Me with that last weekend. And then -- not a moment. You know but most normal moment. You know no matter where you go what I had a chance to do this little boy you know playing basketball always counting down. Clock you are what 321 it would make a shot. And able to do that at home in Louisiana you write him back here are the most part ham hill where there. That shot really at that moment really count me in to try to do things right all the time. You know trying to do right I knew that if I did some things wrong that shot was -- follow me to get it makes you realize -- things like that. But as a great moment I -- -- -- them guys' hands in joy kids now you know they can't believe I could jump there and actually play. And actually had hair you know those things like that. What is good for them it was good for fans of basketball NBA or college. You know I give him a lot of credit doing that time what I've played in terms of playing college. But lose all my teammates in our champ shivering head team work -- That was the most important note team wants him issue and that's -- so always been special to me it was trying to grow a team -- you do is develop team work. And only you can win and win days ago teamwork so I'm coaching my years -- playing coach. He would be willing to sacrifice. Yards of guys about that game I -- at a championship game and and because I was playing well. And I was able to get back in the game and keep my head in the game and play but that moment there is something that people see all the time especially around tournament time. It keeps me young and you -- that the story is no longer he goes a little bit. About what I did but it was a great moment for myself you -- every each person go to college and as an athlete -- goal is to get education. You know right from college. If and when it was fields -- field in. So when the chips track and field football basketball. And obviously you have a chance to do all those things and and now in my position now what I'm doing as a coach a lot of that happen because of that moment. You know. I didn't come through the NBA is one of these blue chip you know came through as a dad and discreet and crawling its way to what he's trying to accomplish. From trying to accomplish those type things. It gave you -- -- out. You know to work all the time you know every single day all the time and does that moment that I head. Was based on you know having vision and then guy that was there in your enemies -- here with -- -- restaurant. You know he he was -- -- that time. View point in the right direction. And grown from Louisiana -- an opportunity you wanna go to college. And I took pictures posted yet alone look and he didn't Guzman to another guy who's very. Had a big part like -- in Jim Carrey he's no. And I guy got me into. -- to school and then from there. You just said you keep your focus you know keep your focus from time to time. You -- unfocused in -- -- with those two guys get to me about you keep your focus remember where you came from. And that's about it don't wanna talk about that for a long time bend but --