Submitted by bblackburn on April 11, 2014 - 6:35pm
Pelicans head coach Monty Williams talks about the team and the multiple injuries they've faced this season.
News and updates from Chesapeake Energy Arena prior to Friday’s Western Conference game New Orleans and Oklahoma City:
• Pelicans Coach Monty Williams on his lineups during the final week of the season: “It will be matchup-based from here on out. I don’t know if there is a better (frontcourt) in the NBA (than Oklahoma City’s group), because Kevin Durant is maybe the most unique player I’ve ever coached against or seen since I’ve been in the NBA.”
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April 11, 2014
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1) New Orleans (32-46) will face Oklahoma City (57-21) at 7 p.m. tonight at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder are currently second in the Western Conference and appear headed for the No. 2 seed after winning at the third-place Clippers on Wednesday.
2) The Pelicans made it official Thursday that Anthony Davis and Eric Gordon will miss the remaining four games of the season due to injury.
The New Orleans Pelicans announced Thursday that All-Star forward Anthony Davis will miss the rest of the 2013-14 season, as a result of back spasms that hampered him recently. Although it would’ve likely happened regardless of his status, Davis is now almost assured of finishing his second pro season as the NBA’s No. 1 shot-blocker.
Pelicans rookie center Jeff Withey scored a career-high 17 points in Wednesday's loss to the Phoenix Suns. He was 7 of 10 from the field continuing his recent run of hot shooting. Withey has made 20 of his last 25 shots.