Utah Jazz's Derrick Favors on stepping up, playing nasty, sticking with Southern boys
Excerpts from a postgame interview Friday with Derrick Favors.Stepping up after seeing Al Jefferson was out of lineup: He said he couldn't go. So I said I've got to hold you down Southern boys got to stick together.Playing confident and smooth: That's what I'm trying to get to is that next level. I've got to continue to come out there and do it. Reacting instead of thinking: Just reacting. Go out there and play basketball.20 points and 11 rebounds, big in fourth quarter: Definitely what I want to get to. I've got to continue to go out there and do the same thing every night. Staying mentally focused after morning benching: It was important. It just comes from being a basketball player. You've got to be ready to do whatever.Youth movement: Just playing hard. We've got chemistry down there. Practice and just bring it. Learning to play nasty: Yeah. Down the stretch you've just got to play hard. Third and fourth quarters you've got to â¦ be nasty about it.Brian T. SmithTwitter: @tribjazz
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