The opposing view
- “I think we could have won that game. That just goes to show how close we are. I think it starts to hurt more as you get better as a team. When you miss a couple of threes that don’t go down and the shots that I put down, you miss those, and end up losing the game. No matter who you’re playing, it makes it hurt even more.” -- Grizzlies swingman Rudy Gay, who scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
- “They bring a lot of energy. I think they talk a lot, they communicate. They space the floor well and they do a lot of the little things that make them a great team. They set good solid screens and they’re very physical. A team that plays that hard… everybody from the starters to the bench, it’s contagious.” -- Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, who scored 11 points
- "I think that was physical fatigue and just settling. I got on them about it, and we got back to attacking the basket." -- Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins on a third quarter in which Boston outscored Memphis, 31-26
- “We’ve got to stop struggling in the fourth quarter. We’ve got to bounce back like we do in the beginning to win it. We just have to wait for the next one now.” -- Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, who finished with 15 points and 8 rebounds
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