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NBA quotes of the week

Steve Kerr

"Now we're right there, that's pretty enticing. It's really the players' record. I know they want to get it. So we'll act accordingly". The Golden State coach, indicating he won't worry about resting players for the playoffs as the Warriors pursue the record of 72 regular-season victories set by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls.

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Stephen Curry

"Sitting out and watching is just boring. I don't like watching games if you have the opportunity to play in them". The Warriors star, who isn't interested in resting for the post-season.

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Jeremy Lin

"I think being comfortable and not thinking as much on the court and letting the ball fly and having fun. Shots are going in and I think that helps me, helps open up my drive". The former Knicks phenomenon now creating a buzz with the Charlotte Hornets with a 29-point performance in a come-from-behind upset of San Antonio followed by a 21-point game against the Brooklyn Nets.

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Dwane Casey

"It's always good to get into the playoffs. I know that feeling of going home and sitting and watching everybody play. When you have something to look forward to, the next couple of weeks, that's what we realise, we have to tighten this thing up for the real thing". The Toronto coach after the Raptors secured their post-season berth.

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Jimmy Butler

"It's saddening, it's piss-poor. It's terrible. My teammates won't say it, but I'm a realist. If I continue to play like this I'm hurting this team". The Chicago Bulls swingman on his slumping form since a return from knee trouble.

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Tyronn Lue

"I didn't like it. We had a long talk about it. It was good. He understood, he apologised and he's been great". The Cleveland Cavaliers coach on his displeasure at James' halftime chat with Miami's Wade while the Cavs were trailing the Heat by 21 points.

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Brad Stevens

"There's been good progress and good growth in our team, and that's my biggest focus (but) you don't sign up to come to the Boston Celtics to win 42 games. We've got a long way to go". The Boston Celtics coach after his team beat the Toronto Raptors to ensure their first winning season since he took the helm of the rebuilding franchise three years ago.

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LeBron James

"I really hope that, before our career is over, we can all play together at least one, maybe two seasons -- me, Melo, D-Wade, CP -- we can get a year in. I would actually take a pay cut to do that" - the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar on his desire to play alongside friends and current rivals Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Paul.

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