Thunder-Grizzlies quoteboard — Coach Lionel Hollins: ‘We came in here and we stole one.'

Compiled with Darnell Mayberry Published: May 1, 2011
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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.”


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