Luol Ajou Dengis a South Sudanese-British professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. He is a two-time NBA All-Star, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 2013...
When we went up, we couldn't stay up. We started making silly mistakes and let them back in the game. We struggled making shots in the fourth quarter and when they got the lead, they didn't look back.
We're not as determined as we were last season. We still play hard, but last season we played hard and smart. Whether it's because of a lack of confidence or whatever, we're not the same team right now.
There are no moral victories for this team. We think that we're good enough to beat them. No one else thinks so, but we do.
I don't feel like I have a weak hand. I feel like my left is a lot stronger than last year.
I'm all right, feel OK. First play, going to the hole, I got hit with an elbow right in the head. It's just unlucky. Things happen, and you can't do anything about it. I can't believe it myself.
I feel great. We have about 20 games left, but I just feel like its the start of the season, so I just try to use my energy.
I feel like we took another step ahead. We hustled. We don't get rewarded for it. But as a team we've got to know we played the world champs and took them to overtime. The only reason we did that is because of how hard we played.
He gave us a lot of trouble with our shots. Every time he played us, he played great. He's long, very good around the rim.
The pain was a lot more than it is now, but what was stopping me from playing was the dizziness. Every time I made a quick move or shook my head, I would be dizzy right after for a little while. That's why I wasn't playing.
Kirk carried us. I had some good looks in the fourth quarter, but the whole game I struggled. But I thought Kirk stepped up, and we followed him.
My teammates played hard and I lost the game for my teammates. I should have held onto the ball instead of passing it. If held onto the ball we would have won the ballgame, so it was my fault.
It feels like I keep getting something. Throughout my career, I never really got hurt. All of a sudden, maybe it's telling me I have to put on weight and toughen it up.
I think he did it on purpose, no question about that. I don't know if he was trying to hurt him.
We just couldn't hit shots. We were missing shots. We had good looks, we just have to convert them. We've got to do a better job of taking care of the ball and get shots at the rim.
We were lucky to comeback and win this game. We didn't play to well all night but we didn't give up, especially in the last seven minutes.
We were struggling in the first quarter then our defense picked it up. In the second quarter we started running and getting baskets in transition.
The pass was fine. I caught the ball and had a good look at the basket. I shoot a lot of jump shots from the baseline, but the one that I wanted to go in most didn't (go in). Next time, I've got to knock it down.
We just had to put them away, but we started making mistakes and allowed them back in the game. When they went up, they didn't look back. We had good looks, but we just didn't convert.
We didn't just lose Eddy. Antonio Davis was really a big factor for us last season. ... All that affected us.
I should have held onto the ball. We would have won the game so it's my fault.
I should have held onto the ball, but I made a bad play by trying to pass it. If I had held onto the ball, we would have won the ballgame. So it's my fault.
The whole team realized he was feeling it. We wanted to give him the ball. We all told coach to put him back in the game. When anyone's feeling it ... We're all here to have fun, we wanna watch it.
You play hard every night, and it becomes a habit. If we don't play that way, we go down.
It's just another basketball game. It's just a game where we have to get a win. It'll be good to see them, but once we get on the floor, we just have to get a win.
It's a good feeling to clinch it on my birthday, but we want to build on this and see if we can climb a bit more. I had good looks (today) and didn't think twice about taking shots.
It's getting better, but I still have problems with light and headaches. It's the worst timing.
I really don't know. Everybody sees me and thinks I grew. I still feel like I'm 6-8. Maybe I grew a half-inch.
I just twisted it a little and got hit on it. I could have played. I'm fine. We just made the decision not to play.
I just fell into a rhythm and I had good looks. I didn't think twice, I just let it go when I had the shot. I don't mind coming off the bench. It doesn't matter.
Charlie was pretty impressive. I thought they played well, but we just picked it up a little.
I definitely wanted to be aggressive tonight. I didn't get a lot of looks down in Miami. Tonight I took the shots the game presented.
I definitely wanted to be aggressive, but I just took the shots that the game presented. I didn't get a lot of looks down in Miami, and I wasn't as aggressive as I was tonight. It was just the flow of the game tonight.
They were just accidents. Luke said he was just testing my concussion. I'm not mad at him.
As much as I want to stay on the team -- I love Chicago, I love the Bulls -- at the same time, I know the business part of it. Sooner or later, all the rumors are going to come up.
As good as Miami is, we'd rather go to Miami.
We just couldn't hit shots. We had good looks but they weren't falling and we kept turning the ball over.
Best team player? As good as Lebron James is, I have to go with Messi. What he's doing, he's on pace to becoming the best ever.
Whoever Barcelona are playing, you're just interested to watch because Messi's playing.
The Cleveland game bothered Andres, no doubt about it. He hasn't been himself lately.