The Pistons held the Denver Nuggets to 35-percent shooting, some of it simply attributable to open misses more than defensive brilliance, though that still should create something better than a 10-point loss.
“We don’t block people out,” Van Gundy said. “We just turn and go to the board and people come running in. We’ve got bad habits that we’re trying to break and we didn’t do a good job tonight.”
(Andre) Drummond disagreed with Van Gundy’s assertion about bad habits, however.
“I don’t think it’s old habits,” he said. “I think that we’re thinking too much because I feel like we want to do everything right. Stan is doing a good job. We know what we’re doing.”
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