What the Boston Celtics had to say about 121-120 OT loss to the Pelicans (3/16/14)

Celtics Coach Brad Stevens
On the ending of the game

“At least we played with better poise at the end of both regulation and overtime. We gave ourselves a chance to win on the offensive end. Couldn’t contain (Tyreke) Evans, switched, ended up putting Hump (Kris Humphries) on the big so we could switch that, and did a much better job. Guys got a couple stops, just not enough at the end.”

On Anthony Davis

“Same as before the game. I think he’s unreal. You know, I came into the game in January thinking, yeah, he’s an All Star, and I leave here after twice playing him saying, if there are 10 guys better in the league, I haven’t seen them. He’s really a special player.”

Celtics Forward Jared Sullinger
On hitting big shots

“Yeah I knocked down a few big shots tonight. In the end we came up short, so we have to move on and get back in the gym and practice and hit some of those key shots we missed.”

On the tough loss

“Yeah that’s a tough one to swallow. (Kris) Humphries hitting that big shot to send it into overtime, we thought we could win. In the end we came up short.”

Celtics Forward Jeff Green
On his 39-point performance tonight

“Yeah I was in attack mode tonight. The guys believed in me and kept feeding me the ball. It was a tough lost but we have to move on from it and play a game tomorrow.”

On Anthony Davis’s big night

“Yeah he’s a great player; he was hitting his shots tonight. It’s hard to guard him, especially when he’s hitting that jump shot. I felt we played good defense tonight on him, but he just knocked down the shots over us.”