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Quoteboard for Warriors 123, Mavericks 110: "I really enjoyed his tight grip"


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Rick Carlisle

On what he said to Shaun Livingston after his flagrant 1: "Not quite sure."

What are your recollections of it? "It's not for public consumption."

On what he thought of the play: "I didn't see the play but if they called a flagrant foul on it there had to be something there. You don't want to see stuff like that, especially on guys like Dirk. It's not appropriate, you know, it's just not right."

On the missed free throws: "We've got to get better at the free throw line. It has hurt us in recent games and recent weeks and we got there 54 times, which is probably a high for the year, and that's a real positive, but we give back 15. We're better than what we're doing and we just got to get back to concentration on routine and process."

On whether the problem was the Mavs' offense or Warriors' defense: "We had a lot of turnovers in the first quarter. We got it down in the second quarter and we played much better. They're a great defensive team and we didn't have a good offensive game. Dirk going out with fouls in the first half doesn't help things. We were still able to hang in there but we were never able to get the lead because every time we went to the line."

Dirk Nowitzki

On Livingston's flagrant 1: "I give him the benefit of the doubt. He's really not that type of player. He hasn't been his entire career. I'm not really sure what he was trying to do there, whether he was trying to get to the ball through my legs or anything, but he's not a dirty player. He's actually a really, really good dude, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. [joking] I really enjoyed his tight grip. Really enjoyed that."

Dirk on Livingston's groin punch.

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On what Livingston said after: "He just said it, he didn't mean to. He was just trying to play defense and I guess it happened. It got caught where he didn't want it to get caught, I guess. Like I said, he's a good dude. He's never done anything like that in his career, so I give him credit for that."

On the free throws: "We've missed a bunch of free throws. We've been shooting some extra ones in practice, we've been shooting some extra ones after shootaround. It's a tough stretch. You have to concentrate more and lock in."

On whether five games is enough time to establish momentum: "We've got no choice. We gotta get healthy, compete on defense, get our coverages right, get our rotations straight. But really, like I said the other day, any team you face up there presents different challenges. That's why the Western Conference is so loaded and the top teams are so good."

On whether he expects a suspension on Livingston: "I have no idea. I'm never worried about stuff like that. I don't think it was intention on his part."

Rajon Rondo

On his knee: "I'm fine."

Can he play Wednesday? "Yeah."

On what happened: "I just landed wrong. I'll be fine."

On whether he could have gone back into the game: "I don't know. I got looked at by the doctor. It wasn't what I thought it was."

On whether he was worried it was an ACL: "At first, because I was able to go back into the game when I tore my ACL a couple of years ago. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't the same thing. It's not the worst thing that could have happened so I'm fine."

Amar'e Stoudemire

On the effort: "We didn't play particularly well tonight. Golden State is great, but we didn't play well tonight."

On the team's mindset: "I think we have a lot to prove. We're a team that can be very competitive in the postseason. We need to key in on the minor mistakes we're making out there and sharpen up and see what we can do."

Tyson Chandler

On bouncing back: "We have a couple of practice days ahead of us. We need to do a good job of getting back to the basics and concentrate on the defensive end and rebounding. We need to limit teams to tough shots."

On when the game got away: "Some costly turnovers and a lot of missed free throws in the first half made the game seem a lot worse than it was. They were hitting shots and we didn't."