WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Here are your postgame quotes following the Washington Wizards' 98-88 loss to the Chicago Bulls. Included: Randy Wittman saying the Wizards tried everything against Derrick Rose, and John Wall once again dropping hints that he wishes he had more talent around him.
On going to the press in the fourth quarter: "I was a little hesitant to do what we did in the fourth quarter because we hadn't worked on it, but I said, 'Let's go, guys. We've got one chance here to make this a ballgame.' When we got it down to eight, I told our guys on our bench, 'We have a chance to steal this game. Stay in it. You never know what's going to happen.' That's what they did. They stayed in the game."
On the defense on Kyle Korver: "It's just the little discipline. We lost discipline on who that guy was in the corner. You got to distinguish between who are the shooters and who are not the shooters. We lost him a little, but in the second half, we did much better."
On Trevor Booker's play: "Booker has the ability to really cover a lot of ground, and I thought he did a heck of a job of trying to get the ball out of Rose's hands early, make Noah and those guys make a play."
On the pick and roll coverage on Rose: "If you have a new strategy, call my office tomorrow. We tried four different things. The way he played tonight, I don't know if there's anything we would have thrown out there that could have [stopped us]."
On Rose's play: "I was like, wow. Sometimes, I caught myself spectating watching him and some of the shots he hit. It's unbelievable."
On whether there was anything the Wizards could have done differently on Rose: "There were a couple times where he split the trap, so we could have done a better job of staying in front of him. But for the most part, he hit some tough shots."
On the Bulls' defense: "They press hard. The big men are always in the spots they're supposed to be. Thibs is doing a great job over there. You just have to tip your hat to him and how hard they play. They play smart on defense and are always making their rotations."
On the press: "I think it just made us more aggressive and got the ball out of his hands. Once they got him back the ball, there were just eight, nine seconds on the shot clock, and it's kind of easy to stop him then because he can't really kick it out to no shooters. You give him a full clock and he can pick you apart."
On whether it's hard to manage the game like Rose can: "It's not hard when you got guys like Kyle Korver that can make shots and you can run him off down screens, and you got a guy like Carlos Boozer that can pick and pop. When Luol Deng's in, you have a guy who you can run plays for, make shots and create his own shots. It's kind of easy."