"Rudy Carlton Gay, Jr." is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The 6'8" small forward played college basketball for the UConn Huskies men's basketball/University of Connecticut before being drafted eighth overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2006 NBA draft.

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He came on strong down the stretch. It's good to have that presence down there and it kind of opens up the rest of the game for us.

Everyone right now understands and believes in our offense. It?s really starting to work.

It kind of sparked us up. They pushed us to the limit and that's what every team is going to do, but we stayed in our stuff and did what we had to do. We're going to get wins that we don't like and I definitely think this is one of them.

That's what we're in this room for. We come in here, we lift weights and we get strong, not only physically but mentally. And coach makes sure in practice that we bang each other, so that will never get us off our game.

He sees the floor better than a lot of point guards. He makes it a lot easier for us. Sometimes you won't even think you're open, but our reaction is to have our hands up and be ready for the ball. Then the ball just winds up in there.

It's definitely good to get into the season. The trash-talking and stuff starts now.

They're a tough team. We couldn't let up at all. Every time we made a run, they made one right back at us. It was two good teams playing each other.

We have to match their intensity.

All the pieces of the puzzle are together now.