"We hated to see Zaza and David West get injured but it's a blessing, right, sometimes you get guys that can step up," guard Shaun Livingston said. "(Kevon) Looney, Mac (James Michael McAdoo), guys played important roles. Come playoffs now they have confidence in themselves and the coaching staff has confidence in them to throw them into a high-intense situation and trust those guys. So it makes us deeper in a sense where we get better."
"I think the series is really in the fight. It's a dogfight out there," Nets guard Shaun Livingston said Saturday. "Everybody is banged up and bruised up, but you know, it's not really time to feel sorry for anybody, you know what I mean? We're trying to win a series, so we're going to do what we've got to do."