Richards postgame quotes (Feb. 22)

Mike Richards’ postgame thoughts…

(on a possible hangover from the Phoenix game…)
RICHARDS: “It’s just about not getting it done. Everyone should know, in this league, that one game doesn’t carry over to the next. Every day is a new day. The effort that we came out with tonight, there’s no excuse. We’re fighting for a playoff spot and everything is on the line, and we came out flat. It’s our fault. It’s not getting ready for the game and being prepared, and that’s disappointing.’’

(on a full-team disappointment…)
RICHARDS: “It’s right across the board, right from me to the last guy on the roster. It’s tough to swallow, just not being ready for a game like this.’’

(on needing to play better in the last quarter of the season…)
RICHARDS: “Exactly. We’ve got to straighten things out here and play the way that we’re capable of playing. Now is the point of the season where every team starts stepping up and starts playing better, and we’ve got to match that and get better ourselves. It’s not going to be easy. It’s going to be one of the hardest things we’ve got to do. We’ve got to get on a roll and start playing better and start taking steps forward instead of taking steps behind. It’s going to come for us if we want to do it.’’

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