With it being their worst home playoff loss in franchise history, it’s safe to say that Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs at Staples Center was the Lakers most devastating loss of this Lakers season. Mike D’Antoni, Dwight Howard, Jordan Hill, Metta World Peace and Andrew Goudelock’s post-game reactions are all below.
Head Coach Mike D’Antoni’s started the evening with a light hearted pre-game presser full of one-liners, including this one:
“As a coach you sleep like a baby, every 15 minutes you wake up and cry.”
As to be expected, Dwight Howard was somber after the loss. He talked about the team struggling to get into offensive sets, and the rough year it’s been.
“It’s been a very tough year, but we’re not going to make any excuses, we’re not going to hold our heads down because the things that have happened this season. We’re not going to quit.”
Earl Clark spoke about his own physical health and energy. Clark said despite D’Antoni thinking he’s lacked energy, he doesn’t feel that way.
“I think that when energy’s not out there they tend to blame me because I play with the most energy.”
Jordan Hill talked about getting accustomed to the motions with just recently being off surgery, but that the Lakers don’t have an excuse for their play tonight.
“It was definitely an ugly loss. Ugly. San Antonio just took it to us…We can’t fold like that anymore”
Metta World Peace delved into his knee problems.
“It was bummish…non-effective, I was dragging a little bit.”
Prior to the game Andrew Goudelock talked to reporters about Kobe’s advice and his excitement at the opportunity.