Maurice Cheeks thought Josh Smith was spectacular in Pistons' active win

Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports

He's not talking out of his cheeks; he is Cheeks! The Pistons' first year head coach gives his thoughts on his team's first win since Nov. 3.

On being active (via NBA.com): "We're active. I thought that our defense was active. Rebounding the ball and just trying to concentrate on keeping the ball out of the paint. I thought that we were very active."

On Andre Drummond (via NBA.com): "He's coming along fine. He's rebounding the ball. He runs the floor. He defends so that's what we're looking for."

On Josh Smith (via NBA.com): "This is the way Josh plays. He scores. He rebounds. He had four blocks. He does a little bit of everything and this is the way we need Josh to play. He was spectacular tonight."

On the Brandon Jennings-Smith pick and roll that was so effective (via Detroit News): " I think we have to milk it as much as we can. Until they do something different, then we have a different option. If that doesn't work, we have to go in a different direction."

On being on ESPN (via Detroit News):"You could sense the guys were really focused, but we didn't talk about ESPN or all this stuff going on. We really focused today."

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