New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry talks about his team, who has won 13 of the last 19 games played:
“Well obviously if we would have been healthy throughout, this would have been a situation where we could have come to this point a lot quicker than we are. But we talked today that the thing we’ve got to do is that we’ve just got to continue to play and drive hard. And whatever happens from there, happens from there. But we’re not going to look at standings, we’re not going to do anything like that. We’re just going to try to make sure we’re a better team everyday. You know one of the things we did today is we played just a little clip from one of Kobe’s speeches that says… about working hard and never being second best to anybody. Just trying to accomplish common goals and team situations as far as being successful. I thought it was a great message to our guys as far as coming out and competing. But doing it within the confines of what we’re trying to do as a team, I thought we did a good job with that.”
The Pelicans scored a season high 139 in the win over Memphis.