NEW ORLEANS – Alvin Gentry had declared James Harden, rather than his own headliner, the clear-cut MVP, before he seemed to quickly realize that might fly in the face of the Pelicans' campaign on Anthony Davis' behalf and spoke of the Rockets' superior record, rather than the comparison of stars. That would come later. With the Pelicans on the Rockets' heels, a 20-point lead having been reduced to four, Harden and Davis dueled.
NEW ORLEANS - When Marshall coach Dan D'Antoni, the older brother of Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni, celebrated his team's win on Friday by sending a message to Mike, many thought he was suggesting his Thundering Herd team could beat the Rockets. "Everybody kind of took it wrong. He wasn't talking about the Rockets," Mike D'Antoni said. "We're crazy. We're not that crazy." In his postgame interview Dan D'Antoni said, "Tell my brother we beat his team."
Pelicans' Rajon Rondo to sit out against RocketsNEW ORLEANS - The Pelicans, locked in a tight race for one of the last Western Conference playoff spots, took the unusual step of sitting out starting point guard Rajon Rondo for rest. That was in part because of the even more unusual schedule this week with the Pelicans playing three games in three nights because of the even rarer circumstance of a rainout.
FWIW, and I generally think these comparisons are not worth much, the Rockets took two more FTs than the Pels until the intentional fouls at the end, and one of those was from the extra technical foul.
Some Gentry (before the video): “We did everything we had to try to win the game. The thing that bothers me more than anything … is that we try to play the right way and we play our ass off and AD never gets a call. You know why? Because he doesn’t bitch and complain about it."
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