Q&A with Doron Lamb

Lamb: "I was off a little bit. Just glad my teammates helped us out and we won. I won't blame anybody for taking about how good I was shooting before or anything like that. I just have to make shots."

Question: Do you feel like you are out of the mild shooting slump that you had?

Lamb: "Yeah. You could say that.

Question: What happened to put you in that slump?

Lamb: "I don't know really.?I can't make every shot. I was off a little bit. Just glad my teammates helped us out and we won. I won't blame anybody for taking about how good I was shooting before or anything like that. I just have to make shots."

Question: Based on your experiences last year, do you think more SEC teams are going to try and really get physical with Anthony Davis like Alabama did?

Lamb: "Probably you could say that. But Anthony is a great player and he will get in the gym and work on that. He is going to show it will not affect him that much. He's really long and he has more offensive moves now than when he got here and he can always block shots. Next game he will play great."

Question: What does it say about him that he had 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks and it was considered an off game?

Lamb: "If I had those numbers, I would be excited. But I?know Anthony is not a machine. Every game he plays can't be great or his best. Today he played okay, played good. We had a couple of other guys that stepped up and played good so we could win the game. I know he will be really good next game. Everybody tries to take the lob pass to him away. That's on everybody's mind. All we have to do then is just make layups if teams just focus on him."

Question: Is it irritating when others, including coach John Calipari at times, says Kentucky is not a physical team?

Lamb: "Yes. A lot of people say that about us, but we don't get into that really. All we worry about is just winning games. That's the main focus. Just pull games out and win."

Question: Do you think Kentucky is a more physical team than you get credit for or not?

Lamb: "I do, but teams are going to try to play the way they want. They say they play harder than us, but I?don't think they can. It don't matter today. We won the game."

Question: How much harder is it for Davis when teams go right after him offensively rather than giving him a chance to come from off the ball and block shots?

Lamb: "I think Anthony is a great defensive player and it don't matter if he is on the ball or off the ball. Today he played a little bad, but he was not that bad. He just did not score as much as everybody expected him to score. He played okay and we won the game. That's the main focus for all of us."


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