Coaches usually try not to make too big a deal of any particular win or loss, but that wasn’t the way Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry approached what his team did on Monday night.
The Pelicans (2-9) let a double-digit lead slip away but made enough plays late to pull off a 106-105 win over the Boston Celtics (5-5) and give New Orleans its first home win of the season.
“Not a monkey, a gorilla maybe,” Gentry said when asked if Monday’s win took a monkey off his team’s back.
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Report: Avery Bradley Out with Sports Hernia
LA Clippers guard Avery Bradley has a sports hernia and won’t play Thursday against the Golden State Warriors, head coach Doc Rivers said.
Bradley will be evaluated by doctors, Rivers told reporters.
The Detroit Pistons traded Bradley in January as part of the Blake Griffin trade.
Bradley is averaging 14.3 points and two assists per game this season.