Raptors-Hawks Quoteboard

What they said after the Hawks’ 96-86 loss to the Raptors Wednesday:

"39-20 fourth quarter. Bad offense. Bad defense." - Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer's opening statement

"He played very well in the fourth quarter. That's part of the problem." - Budenholzer on Kyle Lowry's 22-point fourth quarter

"He did a little bit of everything. He got to the basket. He made a 3. He made free throws. He played well." - Budenholzer on Lowry

"I don't think this was one of those nights where offensively we got the looks we wanted in the fourth quarter. I thought the ball was stagnant. It didn't move. We'll look and maybe there were some more good looks than I can recall at this moment but I didn't think the offense was very good in the fourth quarter." - Budenholzer on Hawks' fourth-quarter offense

"We got beat 39-20 in the fourth quarter. They had a couple guys that really gave them energy. Kyle Lowry played great all game, attacking the basket. I think we didn't execute very well on offense and let them get to the basket on defense. It was one of those games I feel like we should have been in control. We've got to play better with the lead." - Kyle Korver on loss

"We have to start putting together full games and then try to put multiple games together. We've been so up-and-down this year. We had the one winning streak but other than that we've just been game to game. We don't know who's coming out here to play. We have to do better than that for a lot of reasons." - Korver on Hawks' inconsistency

"I just think he's relentless. He kept attacking. He kept making plays for his team." - Al Horford on Lowry

"It's unacceptable on our part. We just relaxed in the second half as a team, especially in the fourth quarter. It's just disappointing." - Horford on loss

"Not sure. They played better than us in the fourth quarter. 39-20." - Paul Millsap on what went wrong in fourth quarter

"He's attacking. Getting to the basket, to the foul line. He's a tough guard." - Millsap on Lowry

"Of course, we have to be more consistent. Defensively. Offensively. More consistency. More focus. So we can put together three, four games and get back on the right track." - Millsap on Hawks' inconsistency

"It makes it tough because we are coming off a big win. Offensively and defensively we thought we did a pretty good job (against the Thunder). Tonight we did that for 2-1/2 quarters. It just got away from us." - Millsap on not wininig two straight since Nov. 7

"We gave them that glimmer of hope. One thing led to another. Now we are in the locker room suffering a tough loss." - Kent Bazemore on loss

"Emotions were riding high. it was a great feeling to be back out there and see some of the old faces. The fans were great to me, but I knew my emotions were going to play a part in it." - Raptors' DeMarre Carroll on return to Atlanta