After finishing that portion of his pregame prep, the 18-year NBA veteran (Ray Allen) then engaged in a courtside chat with the observing rookie (Trey Burke).
“He was basically trying to help me figure out how to get into a regular routine that I can stay consistent with,” Burke said. “He said it will definitely help you out on the court.”
Burke was appreciative that an established NBA star like Allen would take the time to help him. One thing Burke took away from the conversation was to focus on shots he’ll take during games.
“That made me excited and a lot more confident,” Burke said. “You always like talking to vets like that, a vet that’s been in this league for years, has the experience. I just try to soak it all up and apply it.”
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