Michael Finley

Michael Finley


3/6/1973, Melrose Park, Illinois

Birth Name

Michael Howard Finley


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Michael Finley has emerged as one of the league's most potent scorers and outstanding all-around players. Drafted in the first round by the Suns in 1995 with the 21st overall pick. Traded to the Dallas Mavericks where he continued to grow from his promising early days in Phoenix…more


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    • Michael: Only two guys didn't have a break and that was Tony and Tim. Everybody else relaxed and just got away from basketball a little bit and was fired up to come back here and compete and that's what we did.

    • Michael: It was important for us to win without Tim (Duncan) to show what type of a team we are without one of our main ingredients. I had the same shots I've had in the past, but the only difference was tonight I was able to knock them down.

    • Michael: I am my biggest critic, so I was putting a lot of pressure on myself to make the perfect pass or hit all of my jumpers. I am just trying to make the game come to me right now.

    • Michael: It was an unspoken motivation for us against them tonight. They beat us pretty well at their place, and we just wanted to establish ourselves early and often, and I think we did that.

    • Michael: As a reserve you have to get into that flow and try to find the flow of the game. You find yourself trying to make more of an immediate impact when you come off the bench. Where as a starter, the game just seems to come to you a lot easier.

    • Michael: From the first day I got here, these guys have welcomed me with open arms, ... With each game I've gotten more and more comfortable. I knew what I was getting into when I signed here and this was it.

    • Michael: I knew what I was getting into. When I signed (coach Gregg) Popovich told me my role would be to come off the bench.

    • Michael: A lot has changed in the last year, but the game of basketball has remained the same. I put myself in a position where I'm very happy, very comfortable. I'm just going out there and playing.