A selection of quotes from around the NBA in week up to November 5:
– Composed Warriors –
“We are a better team than we were last year. We have got off to a better start and we are a more composed” — Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry reflects on an unbeaten start after victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.
– Testament to greatness –
“To be the youngest player in the history of the game to score 25,000 points — particularly when you’re every bit the passer that you are the scorer — is just a testament to his greatness” — Cleveland Cavaliers coach David Blatt on LeBron James 25,000-point milestone.
– Kobe woe –
“I freaking suck” — Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s brutal self-assessment after his team’s dismal start to the season.
– Curry in favor –
“When nights like tonight happen, you find shots and they keep going in” Steph Curry after his 53-point masterpiece against New Orleans.
– Big dog bites –
“Sometimes, you just have to let the big dogs run,” Kevin Durant on Oklahoma team-mate Russell Westbrook’s 48-point haul against Orlando Magic.
– Timberwolves tribute –
“Wherever he is, we are going to miss him,” Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Ricky Rubio pays tribute to Flip Saunder after the head coach’s death from cancer.