More after the jump!
-On if they did anything different on Randolph
-On if he was surprised when Manu responded after not playing for a while.
Everyone knows what kind of competitor Manu is. Having his psyche on the floor is a plus for this team.
-On Manu's effect on the team.
I'd rather not tell you that.
-On if one of the last plays was meant for Hill to get the ball.
Really happy of our effort tonight. I thought we weren't playing playoff basketball the first game. This game we turned it around
-On the defensive tone the Spurs set this game.
Not really. The guys we wanted to foul would have made them at the free throw line anyway.
-On whether he wanted to foul sooner at the end of the game.
He brought more energy. He's their Tony Allen. He shot the ball, passed it, flopped. Brought a lot of energy to the game.
-On the "Manu effect".
No, just bad decisions.
-On whether the loss was playoff inexperience.
Well, we have a split. We have to go home and win both games. I told the guys in the locker room if they thought we were going to win because we will be in Memphis, they'd better put another thought in their head.
-On what to take from the previous two games.
They did a good job of taking Randolph's shots away. He was our first option. They did a good job fronting and double teaming Gasol. We should have been more patient in the fourth quarter.
-On "uncharacteristic mistakes"
Any time Randolph got the ball they double teamed. They clogged the paint up and made us a jump shooting team. We were taking too many quick shots. If we moved the ball more we would have been a little better.
-On what the Spurs did differently on Randolph.
Manu is a special player. He can do pretty much anything you can do on the court. He gets everybody involved. He's a very tough guy to guard. He's a very tough guy to scheme for.
-On Manu Ginobili.
[My elbow] didn't bother me much but the brace is uncomfortable. I'm not a player who likes to play with wristbands or pads.
-On his elbow, health.
I felt rusty on pick and rolls. I haven't played in 10 days. Hopefully by next game I'll be okay.
-On his comfort level with the brace.
I didn't think anyone was going to. It's really padded though so, it wouldn't have worked or hurt me any.
-On Memphis going after his elbow.