Heat 101, Nets 98: Postgame Quotes

(LeBron) is so big and strong, we attempted to double-team him twice, and he just overpowered our guys. And then when the third defender came, he beat the third defender, then when we fouled him he still scored. I am at a loss for words.

-Avery Johnson
 

We got a little discombobulated, and in that situation I probably needed four or five more timeouts just to try to keep our guys organized before we got out of sorts there. But I am so proud of our team tonight. This is probably as proud as I have been of them all year.

-Avery Johnson
 

We competed, we battled. They’re a pretty good team. They executed offensively and defensively down the stretch. … I think we took some quick shots, I know I did, in the fourth. I had a shot where I had Mike Miller off balalnce and I rushed that. We had a rebound that we should’ve got and LeBron got it, got the and-one. Just little plays like that that killed us.

-Gerald Green
 

LeBron’s a great player. He stepped up in the fourth. That’s why he’s one of the best.

-Jordan Williams
 

(LeBron is as) good as I thought. good as a video game.

-Gerald Green
 

I give a lot of thanks to all the Heat fans that we have, and all the Nets fans that rooted for us as well. Like I said at one point last year, I never thought I would hear “Let’s Go Heat” on someone else’e floor, so I’m happy to be a part of it, and thanks to the fans, it was great.

-LeBron James
 

Where were those (Heat) fans earlier when we were up? They should’ve been screaming the whole game. Don’t just show up when they get on top. If you’re a Heat fan, you should be screaming the whole game for them, not just when they’re up.

-Kris Humphries
 

I mean, we lost. I don’t feel good. I’m frustrated that I feel like we could’ve won. We played great leading up to the last few minutes. We had to move the ball and take better shots. Miami’s a playoff team. Everyone’s got experience out there. They’re used to these kind of situations, and just running up and shooting’s wasn’t going to work down the stretch. We put ourselves in the position, but I think only a loser would be happy.

-Kris Humphries
 

I don’t take pride in losing.

-Gerald Green
 

He told me he’s very happy for me. He’s happy that I’m back in the league, he told me just cherish the moment, you’re doing a really good job, that I’m playing good and he’s happy for me. I told him thank you, and good luck in the playoffs. I think he’ll go far.

-Gerald Green, on what LeBron said to him after the game.
 

They’re a really smart team and well-coached. They’re able to spread the floor with their guys. You’ve gotta stay home on their shooters. Typically we were handling the pick-and-roll with a center and a point guard, and they were taking advantage of that situation.

-Kris Humphries
 

The team effort was a positive thing, but you learn from things like losing. … The offense is not very… Coach tried to simplify it for me. When I first got here, I asked for film. Even though I’m not involved in the film, I try to watch it to figure out where guys are supposed to be in the offense.

-Armon Johnson