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New Orleans Pelicans vs. Atlanta Hawks Postgame Quotes | 2/7/23

New Orleans Pelicans vs. Sacramento Kings post game quotes from Pelicans head coach Willie Green and players on Sunday, Feb. 5 during the 2022-23 NBA season.

Willie Green Postgame Interview | Pelicans vs Hawks 2/7/23

Pelicans Head Coach Willie Green

On Herb Jones’ matchup against Trae Young:

“Herb was great. More and more he's looking like the Herb we are used to seeing. He’s flying around defensively and rebounding the ball. He's just making smart plays offensively for us.”

On the team rebounding from 10 losses in a row:

“We learn more as this team grows together. This team is resilient. Even during the losses, coming into the gym you wouldn't know we lost the night before. There is high character in the locker room and guys work hard. We have the ability to handle
adversity, we stay connected, we don't point fingers and we grind it out.”

Brandon Ingram and Trey Murphy III Postgame Interview | Pelicans vs Hawks 2/7/23

Pelicans Forward Brandon Ingram

On containing Trae Young:

“Well, we knew we had to attack him on the defensive side of the basketball and that’s what we did all night. Funny he still effected the game in another way. I think he had 14 to 15 assists which counted for maybe 40 points in this game, so we did an okay job trying to contain him from scoring. Whoever his matchup was we just tried to stay together and help on defense.”

On how it feels being back with the team:

“It’s good to get a couple wins, that always brings the energy up. We’ve been working hard and it’s paying off. Just paying attention to detail and coming out here trying to get wins.”