[On the game ] We shouldn't have gotten beat by twenty something points this game. We didn't play well, we weren't sharp, we just didn't play the way we were supposed to play this game. They played tough, they tried to send me baseline, they locked me up down under the glass and I just took too much time to make the plays. I wasn't smart enough to attack them.
"Pau Gasol Sáez" is a Spanish professional basketball player who currently plays for the Chicago Bulls of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He is a five-time NBA All-Star Game/All-Star, and a three-time All-NBA selection, once on the second team and twice on the third team. He has won two NBA championships, both with the Los Angeles Lakers. He was the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2002 with the Memphis Grizzlies, the only non-American NBA player to win that award. He is the older brother of fellow NBA player Marc Gasol.
Gasol was selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third overall pick in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft, but his rights were traded to Memphis. He currently holds the Grizzlies franchise records for field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, offensive, defensive, and total rebounds, blocked shots, turnovers, and points. After seven seasons with the team, Gasol was traded to the Lakers in 2008. In 2014, he signed with the Chicago Bulls. Gasol has won two Basketball at the Summer Olympics/Olympic silver medals with the Spanish national basketball team.More Pau Gasol on Wikipedia.
I could have played, ... I've been able to play for a while now, but Memphis wanted me to rest so I can be ready for the season. They don't really want me to play during the summer because the season is so long.
We had a lot of characters and maybe they were too much for him in the end.
[On the Spurs] It was like they've been playing all season. They have a tough defense, they dig inside. They are just a tough defensive team. They've got some big guys inside and they do a good job, especially at home.
Navarro had a difficult start to the game, but he slowly recovered and scored 35 points. But I have to say, Croatia were a great team and you have to feel for them because they lost their cool at the end. It was down to frustration.
I don't know what's wrong with that girl.
It's hard to tell what happened with coach Brown.
Fran Vazquez played a great game, Navarro was outstanding.
Germany is a difficult team who have a star player.