Quotes From The Q: Cavaliers 107 - Wizards 102

HEAD COACH BYRON SCOTT

(On the defense):
"Our number one priority is the defense. We have to get better, and tonight we got better."

(On Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson playing together):
"You have two guys that can spread the floor, both guys can beat you off the dribble and both guys are very unselfish. They look for their teammates and they're both able to make big plays and big shots. It's a luxury for me to be able to have those guys on the floor at the same time, especially in crunch time."

(On Mo Williams):
"He just broke them down. He just really got to the basket and created shots, not only for himself but for his teammates. We had an opportunity to win the game and our guys seized the moment."

(On the third quarter):
"The third quarter has been our nemesis. We've been coming out and not getting off to a good start. I think there's been one game this season so far that we've come out and gotten a good start. It's something we're going to continue to address because we can't continue to have these same types of lapses in the third quarter."


DANIEL GIBSON

(On his performance):
"That's the brand of basketball that I love to play. The way our offense is set up, our coach has confidence and I never think about a shot and never think about making turnovers because he has faith in you and when coach has that in you, the sky's the limit."

(On his role):
"I take pride in helping my teammates and rebounding. Everything on the defensive end, and all the little things that will help my team win I'm going to make sure that I do that every single night."


MO WILLIAMS

(On his performance):
"My role is really different this year. I have to roll with a man that's closer to me and make sure he's not leaving me. It's going to get better, I just need to get going. Getting to the rack and keeping the ball in my hands also making plays to get in the paint."


WIZARDS HEAD COACH FLIP SAUNDERS

(On giving up the lead):
"We have a young team. We're having problems always taking care of the ball and sometimes we get stagnant and we don't move the ball. It's a combination of those things. We're in a situation where we can play like we did in the second quarter or the third quarter and take a lead of seven and have a chance to take control of the game and they go on a run and close out the quarter. It's something that we have to constantly work on and do a better job of being in that situation."

(On Gilbert Arenas):
"At times I think he turned down shots he should have taken and we ended up with a worse shot. But that's the other thing, we went through training camp and played those guys all together. He played well, but it's going to take time for us to get back in sync."

(On Kirk Hinrich and Al Thornton's contributions):
"They both were great. They carried us at times, and did a lot of individual things. I thought Andray had one of his better overall games in terms of rebounding and trying to be a presence inside."


JOHN WALL

(On Gilbert Arenas):
"I think he just needs to get his rhythm back. He hasn't played in awhile so he needs to get back into shape; just get his legs back underneath him."

(On playing a three guard offense):
"I'm comfortable with everything and anything. I'll let coach make the decisions. I'm just out there as the point guard leading the players and helping my teammates."


AL THORNTON

(On how Cleveland was successful in the fourth quarter):
"They beat us in the fifty-fifty balls. They were likely to get second chance points, that led to free-throws, and led to three pointers."


GILBERT ARENAS

(On where he is in his return to the court):
"I'm about 10 pounds overweight then what I came to training camp at, so I have to get that down. It's hard when you hurt you ankle and your groin and you can't really run. Other than that, once I get my legs back I should be fine."

(On the reception from fans):
"It was great. It's been awhile, so it was great to be out there."

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