What they're saying after Game 1 between the Thunder and Grizzlies.
Thunder forward Kevin Durant: “It is a long series, so I keep emphasizing that we must remain positive and come out with great fight the next game.”
Thunder center Nazr Mohammed: “They got to all the loose balls. We have to do a better job rebounding and everyone must make an effort to block out.”
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook on the team's 18 turnovers: “It was my fault. I did not take care of the ball. It starts with me. I just have to take better care of the ball.”
Thunder coach Scott Brooks: “That's obviously not the way we wanted to start the series.”
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins: “Any time you win on the road in the playoffs, it's a steal. That's what we did. We came in here and we stole one.”
Grizzlies center Marc Gasol: “We just played hard. I think that last series prepared us for this series. I think our guys understand what playoff basketball is now. One team, one goal is what we're preaching and we represented it.”
Thunder center Kendrick Perkins: “They came out with a great effort tonight. They played well. We just got to make sure we do the same Tuesday and bounce back, (get) the series tied 1-1 and all we got to do is go to Memphis and split at the worst. But we're going to try to get two.”