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

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.

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On being active (via "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 "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 "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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