Thunder Quotes After Blowout Win Over Nuggets
OKLAHOMA CITY - Scott Brooks
"I liked the way we came out offensively in the first quarter. Our spacing, our cutting, our screening, our passing. It was outstanding."
On Reggie Jackson's second straight double double:
"He's played well as a starter and he's played well as a guy coming off the bench. He's gonna have to do that for a few more games but I thought tonight's game was one of his better games. He really got the guys involved and got ‘em good looks (with) 11 assists."
On Kevin Durant:
"He makes it look easy but it's not easy what he does. He demands a lot of attention."
On Kevin Durant:
"He's an unselfish superstar. Probably one of the most unselfish superstars I've ever seen, or to ever play the game. And I've played with a lot of (superstars) from Kobe to Dwyane Wade to Dirk to Gilbert Arenas in his prime and I haven't seen a guy like him who can score pretty much at will but a willing passer and facilitator and I think that's the growth of his game. It's something special to watch."
On lineup changes:
"You look at some of the contenders in the league, and the thing that separates the contenders is that they have a system in play. Like San Antonio, you see a guy like Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker, Tim Duncan go out for several games or an extended period of time, you plug guys into a system. And all you have to do is play the right way, play hard, play passionate, and the outcome is gonna result in wins. We're playing around the greatest player on the planet right now."
More on KD:
"It's amazing, man. He can shoot the ball, he can facilitate, he can put it on the floor, he's a super-duper-star and he's very unselfish. It's a pleasure to play with a guy like him."
On Caron Butler:
"He's getting more and more comfortable every single game," Durant said of Butler. He had that post up working tonight, he had a smaller guy on him and he took advantage of it. That's what we want him to do. He was aggressive and we need him to do that for the rest of the year."
On the blowout:
"Tonight we fed off our stops and we fed off our ball movement even if we didn't make a shot. That ignited us a little bit."
On getting guys set in the rotation:
"The most important thing is getting them healthy. Hopefully they come back real soon and get into a rhythm; they're vets. Of course they haven't played basketball in a while but their IQ for the game is still there. So just gotta get that timing back."
On his strong play:
"Playing aggressive. Understand that I put in a lot of work and just play instinctively. I've been thinking too much. Just trying to get back to playing instinctive, being aggressive and taking what the game gives me."
"He adds another low-post scorer for us. Get us playing off the perimeter some and he can hopefully draw some double teams, make the right plays and get us some easy shots."
On key to Dallas rematch on Tuesday:
"Pride. You saw what happened last time we played 'em, they beat us up pretty bad here. We got slapped around pretty good (last meeting)."