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Waiting on an apology from Houston coach Kevin McHale? Keep waiting. His quotes about Rockets drubbing of GSW...
"I really didn't even know we had a chance to break the record until late in the game. We shoot a lot of 3s. That's just what we do. If we were to get them in the flow, we were going to get them. Mark didn't want it to happen and fouled and I didn't have no problem with how they played. Mark's got to coach his team. I have no problem with that. ... We started off the game just on fire from the 3-point line and kinda stayed that way the whole night. That doesn't happen very often."
On running up the score:
"I don't have any issues with anybody. We run offense. For the most part, I thought we took a couple that we made that were a little early. Kinda the ones we've been trying to stay away from lately. I told our guys, any 3 early in the clock has gotta be a 'How do you feel? Are you flowing? Are you rolling?' And then we had some guys that were flowing and that were rolling and they made them. A lot of the 3s came later on after we had a drive and kick. They packed the paint and (we) made the extra pass and that's just kind of how we play."
On what he told his team when game got chippy:
"Just keep playing. Just move the ball and take the shot that presents itself and just play basketball The guys that were in the game at the end, Patrick Beverly, D-Mo (Donatas Montiejunas), they're just out there playing. They didn't have an agenda. They were in there just playing. We do play a push it up style. I told the guys that when you get the rebound, let's push it up, see what presents itself and just play basketball."
"We got outplayed. They made shots. Give them credit, move forward and we play tomorrow night. We own it. We didn't play well. Give them credit. By no means are we going to accept giving up that many points and giving up open threes and transition shots. We're disappointed in that and we're going to get better at that. Some nights, it's not your night and it wasn't ours and we didn't play particularly well. That doesn't mean lay down and surrender. That's not in our DNA."
"I'm an old school basketball player and an old school coach. If you can't appreciate that, that's on you. We're not going to lay down. If you're going to try to get the record, we're going to stop it. There is a way to do it, that's all. Understand it, appreciate it, and I would expect nothing less if I was on the other side. As a team, we're learning. It's nothing personal, but we have a goal and we have a mindset."