Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images
2019 Game 9: Pelicans at Hornets Postgame Quotes 11-9-19
Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry
On fouls and turnovers:
“Well I don’t think they’re sending that one to Springeville anytime soon. I just thought we turned the ball over way too much, we’ve just got to get better in that department right there... and they’re careless turnovers, we’ve just got to get better at that. The fouls, you’ve got to adjust to the officiating and we have to make sure that we’re not just fouling, especially down the stretch. That puts them on the line when the clock stops, so we just have to do a better job in that department. We grinded it out and found a way to win and to me that’s the most important thing.”
On Kenrich Williams:
“Well he makes winning plays and that’s why we have to have him out on the court I think… so we inserted him back into the lineup and, I never even look at his stat-line because he just helps you win basketball games.”
On JJ Reddick:
“It did, for the first time this season I feel like we were able to free JJ [Reddick] up for some good looks that he didn’t really try to have to force up. I thought we did a good job early on with the pace of the game and we got him into a situation where we were able to drive and kick and have him have some good looks and he took advantage of it I thought.”
On closing the game:
“I think you’ve got to make shots, we had stops and we’ve done it before in other games where we just hadn’t made the play or made the shot and I thought tonight when we really needed to make a basket we came up with the baskets.” On Brandon Ingram: “Well he’s played that way for us so, that was not a surprise but… like I said we just have to make the plays, the winning plays down the stretch, we’ve been close enough and hadn’t quite got over the hump so we were really happy to get over the hump.”
Pelicans Guard/Forward Kenrich Williams
On the end of the game:
“I mean I think everybody just shared the ball, that’s big with our team… just being unselfish down the stretch, everybody got to touch it, and good things happen when you do that.”
On starting tonight:
“I mean my main goal is to come in and play hard, the past few games we’ve been really playing lackadaisical. Coach had drilled that into us the past few days, we’ve got to play hard, be the hardest playing team… I think that carried over into everything, from offense to defense.”
On defensive performance:
“I think we did a better job defensively, we were able to slow them down in transition… they got a few offensive boards toward the end but for the most part, we didn’t give up that many second-chance points and if we can do those two things we can win the game.”
On Brandon Ingram’s end-of-game performance:
“I mean B.I. [Brandon Ingram] is a baller, that’s our go-to guy, him and Jrue [Holiday] down the stretch we want to get the ball in their hands and just let them make plays even for themselves or for other people.”
Pelicans Guard Jrue Holiday
On how the starting lineup performed and the strengths it had:
“I think we started off fast. Again, there were a lot of fouls called today. I don’t think I’ve ever been a part of that slow of a first half ever, but a lot of fouls called, but we still tried to maintain our pace. I think that’s kind of how we got out early and from there they kind of slowed the ball down, but I think to be able to continue that with the lineup that we had – spread the floor, a lot of shooters – it makes it easier for us.”
On what the Pelicans did right down the stretch in the fourth quarter as the score got tight:
“Honestly, I think just made plays and that’s kind of what it comes down to. If I come off a screen and they double (me), make a play. See the open man. I feel like the ball was contagious within that last three minutes where guys got a lot of open shots.”
On Kenrich Williams tonight:
“Kenny-hustle. Kenny-hustle. I love it. I know what he’s going to bring every game: heart, grit, he’s going fight every time. If somebody messes up, if I mess up, he’s on me and I feel like we need that. We need that from everybody to hold everybody accountable. You’re going to get the same with K-rich. He’s dependable. He’s reliable. As you can see down the stretch, he made some big plays.”
Pelicans On-Court Postgame Interview: JJ Redick at Hornets
Game 9: Pelicans at Hornets 11-9-19
Pelicans JJ Redick talks about his performance with Fox Sports New Orleans Jen Hale following New Orleans' win over the Charlotte Hornets on the road.
Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry talks about tonight's away win vs the Charlotte Hornets.
Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram recaps tonight's away win vs the Charlotte Hornets.
Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday recaps tonight's away win vs the Charlotte Hornets.
Pelicans forward Kenrich Williams recaps tonight's away win vs the Charlotte Hornets.
New Orleans Pelicans guard/forward Kenrich Williams provided a spark for the squad with 15 points against the Charlotte Hornets
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram led all scorers in tonight's contest.
New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick scored 22 points including five threes.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram scored 10 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter.
New Orleans Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram sinks a three to help guide the Pelicans to the win in Charlotte.
Pelicans guard Josh Hart glides to the rim and finishes with the finger roll.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Kenrich Williams drives and finishes the tricky finger roll finish.
New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors block leads to Brandon Ingram slam.
New Orleans Pelicans guard JJ Redick heating up from behind the arc.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker sinks the layup with time winding down in the first quarter.
Good ball movement leads to the corner three for New Orleans Pelicans guard Kenrich Williams.
New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday finishes at the rim to get the Pelicans on the board first.