Jabari Bird talks about his first start in more than a month, and Jaylen Brown breaks down the Stanford loss

STANFORD, Calif. -- Freshman forward Jaylen Brown and junior swing man Jabari Bird talk about Cal's 77-71 loss to Stanford.

On the game:

Brown:  On the road, you just have to execute a lot more, you have to find ways to win. You have to come out with higher energy, they're defending their home court. We just gotta match them.

Bird: My teammates did a good job of finding me, I just had to make open shots tonight basically, that's all. They're shots I should be making from the rim.

On the number of 3-point attempts (30 of 60 field goal attempts came from beyond the arc):

Brown: We have to get to the basket a little more, but we'll figure it out.  I give credit to Stanford - they did a good job of closing off the lanes.  Our guys, including myself, have got to be a little more aggressive. They were hungrier to get to the cup, that's all.

On the rhythm of the game given the number of fouls (40 combined personal fouls, with 38 foul shots by Stanford):

Brown: It is, but we should be used to that by now. That's the way they're calling the game. But that's no excuse. We still could have won this game - we had every opportunity to win this game, we just came up short. A tough loss. Stanford wanted it a little bit more than we did.

Bird: We weren't playing to our ability.  We know what we can do when we play defense for 40 minutes. They were scoring too easily.  Stanford (seemed to shoot) 75 percent in the first half.

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