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Postgame report: From the Pelicans locker room

Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams
On Jrue Holiday’s performance
“Jrue (Holiday) has the ability to score almost every time because he’s so much bigger than most point guards. I love the way he defends, it’s contagious. The other guys can afford to make mistakes because Jrue has what it takes to cover those mistakes.”

On the difference in tonight’s boards
“We missed a lot of shots, but our guys were active. I didn’t like the first half too much, but we have the ability to rebound with our guards. The guys are learning how to play off of each other, and utilize each other’s strengths.”

Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans
On making this win look easy
“We just came out and threw the first punch. In practice we beat the blue squad and coach said that’s how you have to do it. We just kept it up for the entire game.”

On holding down the top rebounding team in the league
“We just tried to go down there and help our bigs out. We just keep battling and got the win.”

Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson
On the Pelicans victory tonight
“We wanted this win tonight. We just played hard and kept going after it.”

On the keys to tonight’s victory
“We rebounded the ball extremely well tonight, and played hard for the whole 48 minutes. We practiced hard and it showed tonight. This was a great win for us tonight.”