Chicago also has Derrick Rose, who is working his way back into form. Whereas Rose participated in some non-contact portions of practice at the end of the regular season, Forman indicated that he continues to progress.
“He’s really in a good place right now and he continues to train. He’s starting to play one-on-one, two-on-two,” said Forman of Rose, who was at the Berto Center the morning after the Game 5 loss to work out. “So he’ll continue to ramp it up. And if everything goes according to plan — which up to this point it has — we’re optimistic that he’ll play with Team USA this summer and have another good summer of work and be ready to go in October.”
“You can’t lose sight of Derrick being back,” said Thibodeau. “That changes a lot of things. … He’s right on schedule. So this is the next phase now. The rehab part went well. The non-contact stuff went well. So now this is the next step, which is good.”
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