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2019-20 Game 34: Pelicans vs. Rockets Postgame Quotes 12-29-19

HEAD COACH ALVIN GENTRY

On sharing the ball:
"I think Jrue (Holiday) wants to have a primary ball-handler out there so that he can be a slasher and a cutter, and obviously Brandon (Ingram) can go get his own shot and seems to hit the big shot that closes out games for us. I thought E’Twaun (Moore) was great; when we were struggling and down nine, he was the guy who got us back over the hump."

On Lonzo Ball’s performance:
"Lonzo had the pace of the game exactly where we wanted it. He managed to push it and create open shots. I think he’s been playing well for us. He played exceptionally well tonight. He’s put in a lot of work on his three-point shooting: before practice, after practice, he’s spent a lot of time doing that, and you saw the results tonight."

GUARD LONZO BALL

On how comfortable he feels in these last few games:
"I’m just getting my legs back. I’ve been out for pretty much nine months before I got here, so I’m just trying to do what I can do to help my team out, and the defense is picking up as well."

On how fun it was to finish the fourth quarter the way they did:
"I mean the fourth quarter was big. We knew we needed a strong push to get the win and we came into it down. Credit to our defense – we picked it up and offense followed."

FORWARD BRANDON INGRAM

On how he thinks the team performed overall:
"As a team, I think everybody did their job. They took the open looks that they had and many guys were very aggressive on the offensive end. E’Twaun [Moore], Lonzo [Ball] were really aggressive with scoring the baskets and distributing for others so it was really good to see. Jrue [Holiday] is always good on both sides of the basketball, so it helped a lot."

On Lonzo Ball’s performance:
"It’s exciting to see the work pay off. Everything he does in his routine, and his repetition to come out here and fulfilled a good game tonight."

GUARD E'TWAUN MOORE

On his thoughts on tonight’s game and making big shots:
"It was a big energy game. They came out playing hard and they were playing short-handed so they were playing (hard). In the fourth quarter, I saw the score and was like, ‘We need to pick it up.’ So it was good to make some shots and help us build a lead."

On what he did to get himself going on the offensive end:
"I tried to move and tried to stay active. They did a good job of switching low and up, so I tried to stay active and keep moving…try to get them to lose me in between. I got some open shots and was knocking them down."

Calls of the Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets - Game 34 - Dec. 29, 2019

Hear the voice of the New Orleans Pelicans, Todd Graffagnini, call the Pelicans game against the Houston Rockets on the Pelicans Radio Network, ESPN 100.3 FM New Orleans. Listen in.

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Calls of the Game: New Orleans Pelicans vs Houston Rockets - Game 34 - Dec. 29, 2019

Hear the voice of the New Orleans Pelicans, Todd Graffagnini, call the Pelicans game against the Houston Rockets on the Pelicans Radio Network, ESPN 100.3 FM New Orleans. Listen in.
Dec 30, 2019  |  02:21

Nightly Notable: Lonzo Ball | Dec. 29

Lonzo Ball scores 27 points with 10 rebounds and eight assists to lead New Orleans over Houston.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:02

GAME RECAP: Pelicans 127, Rockets 112

Lonzo Ball and Brandon Ingram combine for 54 points as New Orleans tops Houston, 127-112.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:01

Pelicans v. Rockets Postgame: E'Twaun Moore 12-29-19

E'twaun Moore speaks to the media after the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Houston Rockets at Smoothie King Center on December 29, 2019.
Dec 29, 2019  |  03:06

Pelicans v. Rockets Postgame: Brandon Ingram 12-29-19

Brandon Ingram speaks to the media after the New Orleans Pelicans defeat the Houston Rockets at Smoothie King Center on December 29, 2019.
Dec 29, 2019  |  03:50

Pelicans Stat Leader Highlights: Lonzo Ball drains career-high seven 3-pointers vs. Houston Rockets

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball knocked down a career-high seven three-pointers in the team's win over the Houston Rockets.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:01

60-Second Recap: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets

Check out the highlights from the Pelicans 127-112 win over the Houston Rockets.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:01

Pelicans On-Court Postgame Interview: E'Twaun Moore vs. Rockets

New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore talks about his performance in the team's win over the Houston Rockets.
Dec 29, 2019  |  01:18

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: E'Twaun Moore heat check

New Orleans Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore heats up in the fourth quarter, sinking four consecutive triples.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:44

New Orleans Pelicans with a 13-0 Run vs. Houston Rockets

New Orleans Pelicans goes on a 13-0 tear early in the fourth quarter to regain the lead.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:00

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Derrick Favors spin and slam

New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors spins to the rim for the slam dunk.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:08

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Jrue Holiday reverse lay-up

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday slices through the defense for the reverse lay-up.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:11

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Brandon Ingram rejection

December 29, 2019: Houston Rockets vs. New Orleans Pelicans - Highlights of Brandon Ingram
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:16

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Lonzo Ball drills the deep three

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball rattles home the deep three-pointer to close out the first half against the Rockets.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:20

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Jrue Holiday spins in for the layup

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday spins past the defense for the score.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:00

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Jrue Holiday dishes to Jahlil Okafor

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday drives and dishes to Jahlil Okafor for the bucket.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:15

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Jaxson Hayes rises up

New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes rises up for the lob and draws the contact.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:17

Pelicans vs. Rockets Highlights: Lonzo Ball fast-break buckets

New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball pushes it up the floor and finishes with the lay-up.
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:15

Entertainment: National Anthem performance by Heyj – December 29 vs. Houston Rockets

Heyj performed the United States National Anthem in the Smoothie King Center on Sunday, December 29 as the New Orleans Pelicans take on the Houston Rockets.
Dec 29, 2019  |  01:52

Entertainment: Pelicans Dance Team 3rd quarter performance - December 29 vs. Houston Rockets

The Pelicans Dance Team performed for fans during the 3rd quarter of the team's home game against the Houston Rockets on December 29, 2019.
Dec 29, 2019  |  01:17

Entertainment: Pelicans Senior Dance Team performance - December 29 vs. Houston Rockets

The Pelicans Senior Dance Team performed for fans during the team's home game against the Houston Rockets on December 29, 2019.
Dec 29, 2019  |  01:39

Pelicans Halftime: Rebirth Brass Band - December 29, 2019 vs. Houston Rockets

Rebirth Brass Band performed during halftime of the team’s regular-season game against the Houston Rockets on December 29, 2019
Dec 29, 2019  |  06:36

Get Hype: Pelicans vs. Rockets

New Orleans Pelicans host the Houston Rockets on Sunday December 29, 2019 at the Smoothie King Center. Get your tickets at https://seatgeek.com/new-orleans-pelicans-tickets
Dec 29, 2019  |  00:32
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