Although (Channing) Frye had not done on-court work with the Cavaliers prior to Monday’s game against the Pistons, he will quickly adjust to whatever role coach Tyronn Lue gives to him going forward, starting with tonight’s game against the Charlotte Hornets in Cleveland.
“I’m just trying to fit in, just going in working in with the guys and just letting them know, figure out what they like to do, how to get them open, how to create space for the guys,” Frye said. “The ball didn’t go in today, but they’re encouraging. Oh for two from three’s not bad. If I shoot another eight, I’ll take my chances.”
Source: Matthew Florjancic of WKYC
Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry Blasts Officiating After Loss to Rockets
For the second consecutive game, the coach opposing the Houston Rockets finished the night with an epic rant against the officials. This time, it was New Orleans’ Alvin Gentry, who fired off against the referees following the Pelicans’ 107-101 home defeat.
“The thing that bothers me more than anything, and I really don’t care, we try to play the right way, and we play our asses off,” Gentry said. “All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game. Not have a situation where we are guessing on the biggest play of the game, where they call a 3-point foul from the corner.
Source: Stefano Fusaro of ESPN
Grizzlies End 19-Game Skid, Earn Win vs Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets did something no NBA team has done in almost seven weeks: They lost to the Memphis Grizzlies.
Dillon Brooks scored 24 points, Tyreke Evans added 20, and the Grizzlies snapped a 19-game losing streak with a 101-94 victory over the Nuggets on Saturday night.
Source: The Associated Press on ESPN