When the Kings said they’d begin playing Ray McCallum ahead of Jimmer Fredette after the All-Star Break, there were some predictable reactions — namely that the decision was a basketball crime against Fredette.
Kings coach Michael Malone cannot praise McCallum enough:
“For me, Ray is growing up in front of our eyes. The last couple of games he played meaningful minutes, making big plays and showing no fear. They tried to post him up and go at him with Tyreke Evans, but I think that people are going to realize that Ray McCallum can guard. He can guard the one, two, and some threes.”
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