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 … be nasty about it.
Brian T. Smith
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