The Pelican Blog

Postgame report: From the Pelicans locker room

Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams
On the game
“Turnovers killed us. We looked at the stat sheet and we shot 50 percent from the field, 45 from three, got more free throw attempts, but just gave up 21 possessions for 30 points. You can’t do that against any team. It’s almost like the same story from the last game. We turned the ball over and they scored, and we let our spirit get down a lot and weren’t able to dig out of the hole.”

On turnovers
“We played against two really good teams. Guys were trying to make plays, but were trying to make plays that just weren’t there. Eric (Gordon) had five turnovers and he’s not a high turnover guy. If I had to make an assessment, I’d say it was guys trying to make plays that just weren’t there tonight.”

On Anthony Davis injury “We don’t know much right now. He’s talking to doctors and we’ll find out more tomorrow after he’s had more testing done.”

Pelicans Guard Brian Roberts
On playing without Anthony Davis
“Obviously he’s our best player and it was tough for us, but I didn’t think that was the problem. I think it was the turnovers. We just had too many and they scored off of them. I think it was 30 points of turnovers. We shot the ball well, we out rebounded them, and we did some good things, but the turnovers was the killer.”

On Dallas defensive schemes
“Not really. Some of it was on us kind of being careless here and there. They like to reach and play physical. Those two things mix and being on the road you can’t do that.”

On facing Phoenix on Friday
“We can’t turn the ball over. That fuels, not only Dallas, but Phoenix’s fast break. We just have to take care of the ball and execute our stuff offensively.”