Leslie: "Duke Is A Great Team"
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Special to Pack Pride
Posted Jan 11, 2013

RALEIGH, N.C. -- NC State junior forward C.J. Leslie talks about NC State's upcoming game with Duke.

"This is a very big game for us. We're going to come in and treat it like one of the biggest games we'll play this season."

"We're not focused on the past too much, we're trying to play the team they are this year."

"We just know that we have to come in and play them for the great team that they are now."

"Ryan Kelly is a great player. He brings a significant part of their offense... I'm sure they will be missing him, but we've got to play Duke for the team they are and not one individual player."

"Duke is a great team."

"They are from around here so they know about what the atmosphere is... they were there last year when we played them."

"It fires me up, I like to play in the atmosphere... it makes me bring it."

"Every game counts now so you try not to focus on one game."

"Preseason counts just as much as conference now for a lot of teams. I can't say that I haven't been looking forward to this game... it's one of the games that I definitely am."

"I feel like I can play inside-out... that's one of the things that gets me going, play a little bit inside, a little bit outside. And on the defensive end, getting rebounds, just being all over the court really."

"We've won the last whatever... nine games, it's definitely good to come in hot and play this great team."

"Whoever wins has bragging rights. It's going to mean a lot to our fans and their fans... we've got to come in and focus... try to play our game."

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