We had great crowd support. I think that it definitely had something to do with it.
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There were a lot of plays that knocked the wind out of them. We kept them at a distance.
I was a little surprised. But I understand my role on this team. I extend the defense and allow guys like David West room to operate down low and Chris Paul and Speedy Claxton to penetrate. When they get you open looks, it's up to me to knock shots down, and tonight I hit them.
With that loud crowd out there, I think we're going to have one of the loudest crowds in the NBA, if not the loudest.
After I hit my first couple of shots, I knew I had it going a little bit.
I want be someone that they know will defend them, ... They're all one-on-one players who come at you every night.
It's a new system for me, and I'm trying to go out there and make plays, ... Some days, I come in early to watch game tapes or talk to guys like P.J. Brown, Nachbar and David West, so they can give me some pointers about the offense. Coach Scott makes it easy for you because he lets you play your game. I'm trying to pay attention to everything.
We have great fans here in Oklahoma. It's unfortunate that Louisiana had such a tragedy that people don't really have the time to come out and support entertainment.
When we are at home and the crowd is going, we run just a little bit faster, jump a little bit higher. This crowd was so electrifying, it gives you goose bumps at times and as a young team, we feed off that.