Lakers-Magic Postgame Locker Room Interviews
We have a few additions(from Andrew):
Dwight Howard totaled 39 points, 16 rebounds and three blocks in his return.
Kobe Bryant had a quiet 11 points, eight assists and seven rebounds.
(Thanks to Eric Lopez for the Laker videos)
Just because Jameer Nelson was the only active Magic player from last year’s lockout squad doesn’t mean that the rest of the ’12-’13 roster didn’t badly want to be victorious. Jameer had to get a little defensive in terms of the Dwight chatter, but that’s to be expected after a tough loss. You really feel for Vucevic who rolled his right ankle in the 2nd quarter and never really made an impact. Nik’s been splendid this season, but admitted that he couldn’t handle the phenomenal Dwight tonight. I’ll say this, it’s really difficult not to be a Tobias Harris fan at the moment.
Jameer Nelson: “It was a fun game. We competed. Gave it everything we had. We appreciate the fans and thank them for coming out and supporting us. It was something we needed. Especially for the young guys to go through something like what they went through in terms of the atmosphere.”
Click below for interviews from Arron, Nikola, and Tobias.
Arron Afflalo: “Honestly, I think they just did what they had to do to get the win. I guess we have to hit shots. I missed 4 lay-ups, four wide open 3′s.”
Nikola Vucevic: “He (Dwight) came out aggressive, just went out there and did a good job. And I didn’t do a good job against him. He looked a lot better than he did then, especially athleticism-wise. Jumping better, moving better, he looked like the Dwight that dominated the league the past few seasons.”
Tobias Harris: “They got a lot of stops out there. On the defensive end they did a good job. We just missed a couple shots. It was hard to execute in the 2nd half.”
Adam Papageorgiou runs Orlando Magic Greek and is a proud MBO contributor.