On halftime adjustments: "We shot better. They had so many plays that they feasted on our mistakes. There was a mistake we made and they took advantage of it in the first quarter particularly. In the first half they played awfully well and we were able to sit down and play some defense in the second half."
On Pau Gasol's play: "You know Pau's a great player, both at center and power forward, and we knew this matchup would be a good matchup for us tonight. Dirk's a great shooter and we were able to contain him at least somewhat, and Pau had a big hand in doing that."
On when the game flipped: "I went with the second unit guys a little bit earlier than normal. I let Lamar in there, Jordan in there, Sasha came in there early for Kobe with three-something left in the third quarter. They cut that lead to three points at the end of the third quarter, they really finished strong. That gave us the whole different in the game."
On down the stretch: "I wasn't happy with out execution down the stretch. We were able to survive, with a seven-point lead they cut it down to two. Our execution got a little sloppy, Kobe had to force some shots, we didn't take care of the ball the right way in some of those situations. But our defense stood pretty good."