Lakers forward Pau Gasol, on his team’s motivation for winning Game 5:

“I know I didn’t want to see the Celtics celebrating in my home floor with champagne and all that crap,” said Gasol. “I definitely didn’t want to see that.”

  • Celtics center Kevin Garnett, on his performance in Game 5:

    “When it comes to reviewing my play tonight, I really felt like it was garbage,” said Garnett. “I really felt like I was selfish and being competitive one-on-one with Pau in the match-up instead of actually taking a breath and taking a step back and playing defense from a more sound and mental standpoint.

    “I’m not perfect, I’ll try to get better and try to apply the things I didn’t do tonight to the next game.”

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