“I don’t know if it was them or us, but let’s give it to them. They just played so much harder than us and that’s rare for us. They really moved the ball, which we didn’t do, and that’s rare for us. One thing we’re going to learn is we can’t come out flat, because we are going to get every team’s best. And, if we come out flat, we are going to get our butts whipped, and that’s what happened.”
“I just think the crew was looking at that.” When you’ve been around as long as we’ve been around, the veterans on the squad, you know what certain referees look for a lot of times. They looked for that all night, they called traveling on us all night. It’s very rare. I’ve seen the moves Paul or Kevin made all last year and haven’t seen that many traveling calls. So, that was just what they were calling.”
“I’m serious about it. No green.”Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, still bitter about the NBA Finals, insisting to Los Angeles reporters that he will refuse to wear green this season because of the Celtics.