Scott Brooks


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I knew it would come down to the last six minutes of the game. They had that little run at the start of the fourth
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May 15 2017
Scott Brooks has most recently been quoted in an article called Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7. Scott Brooks said, “Two best words in playoffs is 'Game 7'. Seems like it was meant to be.”. Scott Brooks has been quoted a grand total of 114 times in 51 articles.
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Bring some ear plugs. They're definitely going to let him have it. But you just go out there and play, play

We made quite a few mistakes early. We can't have that. If you do, it's what you see: a 3, a 3, a drive, a 3, a 3, a drive. You have to be able to execute our game plan, and with that even being said it's not a guarantee that he's going to miss shots. ... He had wide-open looks and they made an adjustment and I think we did a good job of figuring that

We have to keep our high hands. Like all the great players in this league, they see your hands down, they are going to go through it and get easy calls. We have to keep our hands high. I thought our bigs have been working on that and talking about that. We've been showing them. With all that it's still hard to do. The temptation is to put your hand in the cookie jar and he is so clever. I thought our bigs did a good job staying

We made quite a few mistakes early on, things that we have talked about after Game 2. We can't have that. If you do, this is what you see: a 3, a 3, a drive, a 3, a 3, a drive. You have to be able to execute our game

We've had a next man up mentality all year. We've got options, we can move some people around. But not having him, it's not ideal, but it is what it is. You just go forward and play the game. You can't worry about who's not

I'm looking at all options – maybe give some extra minutes, maybe add another guy, maybe change some spots on the floor with different players playing different positions. Those are all on the table right

We can't respond that way, but when you get hit in the head a few times ... I mean, we're very competitive guys out there. We have two teams that are very competitive. But if you keep getting hit in the head you might respond that way. I think that's what he

I'm not saying that was the right thing to do. We have to focus on playing basketball. We can't control what they're doing. We just have to control what's in our game plan and stay focused. I haven't talked to [Oubre]. I definitely will talk to him. We have to keep our control and you have to let the referees call those calls. And at that particular time, they did call the right

He has the heart of a champion. What he has gone through and what he's able to do, you really can't explain. I wouldn't do it any justice to put it into words. But what you're seeing is pretty

Two teams played their hearts out. Nothing to be ashamed of. We lost both games. Now we got to go home and take care of Game

Two teams played their hearts out. Two great players played

It definitely changes things but we got the next man up. We have to figure out how to compete and I thought our guys did a pretty good job. We let the 3-point ball get away from us but that's what they do. They shoot over 37 3s per game in the playoffs and they were 19 for 39, it's hard to do that when nobody is guarding

He came in, played well, took care of the game. He's just a winner. He makes winning basketball plays for whatever team he's been

The stats say that he hasn't shot the ball well, but he hasn't had a rhythm. He'll bounce back. We have confidence in how he plays and how he plays for us. We expect him to have a better game in a couple of

It's his ability to score all throughout the floor. And his three-point shooting is a threat this year. It's something that he's worked on. From that 4-spot, it's a sweet spot in the league, the way the league is playing, with all the shooters around and all the tough decisions that point guards make on the defense. You get a lot of good looks if you're a 4-man who can make threes. And when he makes threes, we're tough to beat. When we took off in early January, the way he was playing had a lot to do with

Many guys pitched in to get this win, there was no question, but he was a big part of it. We were down going into that stretch of the game, he came in, gave us energy, made some shots. That's how he plays. He plays with a chip on his shoulder, he plays with an edge, and I thought those four [or] five minutes that he was out there, he was active on the defensive end and then did a good job of getting himself some

The one thing that I did notice, even with our guys that did not have playoff experience with Keef and Kelly [Oubre Jr.] and their guy Prince, if you play hard, that's all you have to do and that's the pressure. The pressure is just playing

I don't see anything out of the ordinary. I've been in many, many playoff games [that] were much more physical than that. Not saying that both teams didn't play hard, it's just different times. Different

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I was just hoping that he would stick the landing. I was going to give him a 10. It was impressive. Athletic. That looks easy because these athletes make things look easy. To jump over an NBA bench and land it and not get hurt is – I would have crashed into everybody. I would have been like a bowling ball, crashing into everybody. It did concern me, but I like guys that play with

John can take over games, he can take over quarters, he can take over

The most mild-mannered person I've ever been around that has a high competitive

John can take over games, he can take over quarters, he can take over plays. He's a tremendous competitor and he plays with toughness and he gets shots – 32 and 14, that's high level All-Star

He's like, just reboot the computer every miss and just focus on making the next

We're one of eight teams that have a chance to advance and we're excited about the opportunity. I'm looking forward to seeing how we'll play and I'm very confident with how we're going to play. I know we're going to play with great

We know they're a very good team and 3-1 in the regular season doesn't mean anything. Now we're 0-0. It's the first to four in a seven-game series. We know we're going to have to play well to beat them and we feel they're going to have to play well to do the same to

It is what it is. You just deal with it. You just want it to get here. I love this time of the year. This is fun. You work all your daily habits to be in this position, to be in the playoffs. Sixteen teams have a chance. We feel very confident in our group. Even with Ian [Mahinmi] being hurt, we still have enough to compete at a high

See, I disagree with that. I expected it. I expected it. When I had my conversation with Ted [Leonsis] and Ernie [Grunfeld] and Tommy [Sheppard], I knew. I wasn't saying things just to get the job the job. I knew I wanted this job, because I knew the potential the team had. When you have a good backcourt, you have a chance to win in this league. Look at this – this whole

It's a magical city. One of the nicest things I've ever heard a player say about a coach. I'm going to have him represent me at my next

See, where else can you go and have all this, and it's all right here?feedback

If we were fighting for a third seed, obviously, it could be different. And we all know he's as tough as nails. He loves to be out there and compete but right now it's the best thing for him to get some

I want them to get some good work in. While we have a chance to play a live game, we want to be able take advantage of it. If you don't have any injuries or nursing anything, I think you should go out there and

We'd love to get 50 wins but it's not like we're going to have a bad year. Going into this season, we would have loved to (be) in the playoffs and have home court and we've done

It was a tough play for him. He thought John was going to go over top, John came towards the ball. Unfortunate that it happened, but that's actually a learning experience. Otto has been in that position just about every time this year. That wasn't the reason why we lost the game. That was a tough play for us, not to have a chance to win the game … give them credit, they made a couple extra plays than we made

Jason has done a good job of stepping in and giving us quality minutes, hopefully tonight – he definitely has a big challenge guarding Porzingis, but I think he's gonna be ready for

You know what, he's been a little sore the last couple of games, but I thought he's been able to fight through it. But yesterday he woke up, was a little sore, and then today … So there was a chance, but I didn't know for sure until this

We definitely want to play better going down to these last five games. Whether we win them or not, I'd like to win them all but I'd like to just play better and play with the spirit we need to have going into the

They said it was a 'hostile act'. I've been around a lot of fights back when I played. Come on. Hostile act?' Really? It's

That's not a 'T'. It was nothing. Like I said, it was basketball. I've been around John quite a bit he's not going to hit somebody below the

We've been playing against a lot of faster, smaller teams … and we've been scoring points. I'd like to be a better defensive team after the break, but we're still playing good

He needs to play better. Definitely needs to play better but we've got some

If you're going to have a stance, back it up with some

We have a tough road trip ahead. We want to play well going down the stretch of the season. We're fighting for playoff positioning but it's really just playing well. We haven't played defensively as well as we're capable of

They're the defending champions. They've been playing incredible basketball all year. Our guys did a great job. Give our guys credit. This is the way you want to start the road

It took me like 63 games to get 70 points. I got 70 in practice, combined maybe. It doesn't happen often. It's pretty

I let our medical team and our players, that's their expertise, the team, and I like guys that want to play. He's not going to put himself in harm's way and obviously we're not going to allow him to do that, but if he feels like he can play, I think that's a great asset and a great trait to have as a player and as one of the leaders of the

I thought it was a good defensive effort. John did not have his shot falling for him, but he still played the defensive game and passed the ball, had 10 assists. I told him earlier this morning, I said, You can dominate the game with your defense and your passing. Doesn't – doesn't always need to be points from you. It would be nice, but it doesn't always

Sometimes when you miss shots – he even missed his two free throws – it's just nice to see that ball go through the net. No matter how good of a player you are, it always feels better when the ball goes through the net. But I like the fact that he's still defending, he was still making plays for his team. Then the game turned for him

We definitely have to get back to playing with that tough-minded defensive approach that we did

We've got to play better. It's all just basic, fundamental basketball that we have to get better

John and Brad have been terrific all year. They didn't have a good shooting night, but they will bounce

He's one of the few guys that can go from in the paint, to contesting or blocking a three-point shot with his length, and his activity, and his athleticism. I thought John and Brad did a great job of finding him for open looks. When you have a lot of shooters on the floor, you're going to have opportunities to pick your poison, and he was the guy that John was finding throughout that first

He was trying to lead the league in scoring in that first half, right? He was good. You know what, he plays the right way. I know everybody says that, but he plays the right way. He gives you great effort, he runs our offense, he plays with great energy offensively, and defensively he gets in our pick-and-roll coverage. He contests

He loves to play. That guy, he loves the game. I love competitive spirit and he's as highly competitive as I've ever

I'll give our guys credit, they've battled. We've been down just about every game, and they battled back and did the mental things it takes to come back from a halftime deficit. They've competed mentally and

It's definitely a challenging trip, but every team will go through it one time or another. Four games in five nights, and then we have a day off and another game. Hopefully we have the energy it takes to compete. Minnesota is playing well, and we will have to defend better than we have

This has been a tough grind. It says a lot about our toughness but mainly says a lot about we're doing it

We do it together and it's good to see. You win a game like this, being down by the large number we were down but we were still together. It's always about being

The thing I don't like is, we're getting down. We have to have a better defensive starts and our urgency on the defensive end is not where it needs to be. I'm tired of talking about it. We got to do

I'm not concerned. Definitely you have to give the flagrant call but it wasn't intentional. It was the way his body was moving at that time but it's not my decision. Hopefully it all works out. Obviously we need him. He's a big part of our success but we'll

I'm happy that we're 2-0 but I do see definitely room for growth on this trip. I'll take the two wins. I like the approach we had on the offensive end. We really did a good job of moving the ball, sharing the ball and getting a lot of good looks

I'm proud of the way he's handled not playing consistently but he's won us two games by being a pro and you can't put a price on that. He was a big part of our win

I give our guys credit off the bench. They came in and played really well. That's an

Hopefully it's nothing serious. Prayers go to

It was huge. Otto's a sneaky rebounder

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