A quick note regarding on the nomenclature . . .
"'Roddy' was the flashes of brilliance but never any consistency player last year. 'Rodrigue' is the new guy." - Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle
Rodrigue Beaubois -- 13 points on 6-13 shooting, 6 assists, 4 fouls, 3 steals, 3 turnovers . . .
"I thought it was, all things considered, pretty solid. Predictably, there were some ups and downs, but the important thing was he was able to get involved. 21 minutes is good minutes for his first time back, and we were able to stagger it over three or four stretches of the game. A lot of positives." -Coach Rick Carlisle
"I thought it was a great game for him to come back, in the sense that there's no pressure. Just to make him feel comfortable. We want him to penetrate and get to the basket first before he looks to pass . . . Now the test is to bounce back tomorrow but build on it and have an even better performance." -Jason Kidd
"Good debut. It's gonna take a couple of games for him to really get going. It was good for him to be out there. I'm happy for him that he did what he did." -Jose Juan Barea
"I definitely wasn't talking tonight due to a vocal chord injury I sustained while cheering for Roddy B." -Jason Terry
And how's the man himself feeling after his first engagement?
"Tired; it was tough. But it was the first one, and I need a couple of games. It's always good to have the first game and get the win . . . The foot is good. I have to get my legs into it -- the cardio is kind of tough. It's been a long time, but I have to keep working on it." -Rodrigue Beaubois
About Jason Kidd, and his 6-7 three-point shooting (should've been 7-8, but his toe was on the line) . . .
"Kidd was great. Look, we got a bad start to the third quarter, they went on an 18-7 run or something like that, and he was the one that brought us back to life with his three-point shooting. He got the momentum back, and it sent the game back in our direction, so that was really important." -Coach Rick Carlisle
"He was on fire. I was like, ‘Is that thing wet, J-Kidd?' He kept shooting that thing and it kept going in. So, I was like, ‘Keep shooting that thing, baby.' He was 6-for-7 from the 3-point line and that's tough." -Shawn Marion
"I just got lucky. Roddy and Dirk and those guys found me in my new position, so I just got lucky and made some shots tonight." -Jason Kidd
Eight guys scoring in double figures?
"The beauty of this team is that everyone is touching the ball, and we're getting wide open -- make or miss. There are not really contested shots when we've got two or three guys with their hand up. We're making that extra pass and everybody is touching it. When you have that type of game or system, it's hard to guard." -Jason Kidd
"We got a deep team. Everybody can score, everybody. We're moving the ball, we're sharing it. Everybody was taking good shots." -Jose Juan Barea
"They've been playing together for a while now. They know exactly how to counter how the other team plays defense. You help on somebody, you can't leave Dirk open, then somebody else is going to be open, you know what I mean. So, they know exactly where they have open guys and it is very tough to defend them." -Beno Udrih
"They're a very, very smart veteran team with great weapons and they're very unselfish, too." -Coach Paul Westphal
"I don't know if I envisioned eight guys in double-figures, but we wanted to win the game, but it's always good when you can keep the minutes reasonable heading into a back-to-back, so those were positives." -Coach Rick Carlisle
About the Chemistry Vibe . . .
"We're a talented team and we just keep helping each other. And that's basically what it boils down to, just keep sharing the wealth." -Shawn Marion
"Well we got good professionals, good teammates. Everybody's accepting their role. Coach is doing a good job of talking to everybody, telling everybody what they're gonna do." -Jose Juan Barea
The fans and Beaubois -- start of a beautiful friendship . . .
"That made me feel good, for sure. The fans showed me some love, and that's always good. And I just want to keep working to show them that I appreciate it." -Rodrigue Beaubois
On the absence of Tyreke Evans -- DNP-CD because of a sore foot . . .
"When he doesn't play, teams tend to score a lot more on us and we tend to turn the ball over a lot more. He's a big part of us being competitive." -Coach Paul Westphal
On defending a deep team like Dallas …
"They are tough. They have a lot of weapons. You focus on one guy and another guy is open and they been playing together for a while now. They know exactly how to counter how the other team plays defense. You help on somebody, you can't leave Dirk open, then somebody else is going to be open, you know what I mean. So, they know exactly where they have open guys and it is very tough to defend them." - Kings Guard Beno Udrih
One possible effect of Rodrigue's presence . . .
"Jason will probably have fewer assists if he's gonna play with Roddy more, because it allows him to play off the ball, which allows him to be a different kind of playmaker, which is a positive for us. Two or three of his threes came off plays where the ball swung to him on the weakside and he came off and got a shot. We just haven't been able to do that much with the lineup that we've had." -Coach Rick Carlisle
Getting Rodrigue Back, in a nutshell . . .
"It's good to see him back on the floor." -Tyson Chandler
"We had a lot of options; now we have more." -Coach Rick Carlisle