Posted by Zuri Berry, Boston.com Staff June 7, 2010 12:19 AM
Phil Jackson on the Lakers adjusting to Allen and Rondo:
"When they take away any bumps, when (Derek Fisher) is trying to make him divert his path and they don't allow him to do that, they call fouls on Fish and that really gives him an opportunity to take whatever route he wants to make off the pickers. That really makes it difficult. We just have to adjust to the ballgame to what the referees are going to call. Are they going to allow us to take direct line cuts away from him so he has to divert his route, and call on Fish and get a foul called on Fisher? That makes for a totally different type of ballgame. Then Fish has to give the routes that he wants to run in and then he's got to play from behind all the time. That's an adjustment we all need to make in the course of this series. He had a great game."
Pau Gasol on why the Lakers lost:
"We turned the ball over a couple of times down the stretch when the game was on the line. Then that possession where it was 17 seconds on the clock, we were scrambling like it was the last possession of the game, and we gave them a wide open look, a basket, when we were down three only and it was two minutes or something to go. So that was tough, deflating. And we just couldn't convert offensively at the end. They took advantage and took their time and converted and executed their plays."
Kobe Bryant on the key factors to the series:
"You can't turn the ball over. We'll continue to pound the ball inside but we can't give them easy baskets in transition."