Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry Gets Heated Over Officiating In Game Against Rockets

NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights, updates: Harden, Rockets visit Pelicans

"That's fine. I'm sick of it".

Gentry wasn't the only National Basketball Association head coach who lashed out against officials Saturday night, though.

That didn't limit him this time.

"What happens to us is that AD [Anthony Davis] never gets a call, he never gets a call".

"(The Blazers) held and grabbed on every play and they got away with fouls all over the place", Van Gundy said, via the Detroit News' Rod Beard. He never gets a call. Not one. You know why? Because he doesn't (expletive) and complain about it.

Because a February 7 home game against the Indiana Pacers was postponed due to a leaky roof and rescheduled for March 21, the Pelicans will play three games in three nights and five games over six nights, an unprecedented stretch for a team fighting for its playoff life.

Gentry's furor raged throughout the night on the sideline.

James Harden has continued his impressive National Basketball Association season, scoring 32 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists in another Houston Rockets win. Not only did it reward the NBA's leading MVP candidate with three free throws but added a fourth due to the technical foul assessed on Gentry and the Pelicans' bench, which erupted in anger. "You take a look at the play and tell me what you think when a guy comes up and winks and says, I got him". If you're a basketball fan, you're in heaven.There are some big NBA games on tap, including the Pacers and Wizards jockeying for Eastern Conference playoff position. You can't guess on a foul. When a guy has a hand on his own chest and his other hand is in and you call a 3-point shot, that's not right. Instead, New Orleans suffered yet another loss on its home floor.

"I'm just not even thinking about it", Rozier said. The small forward and second-year member of the Pelicans could make his 2017-18 season debut Sunday, with the team upgrading him to questionable on this morning's injury report.

The Pelicans (39-30) now hold the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference, 1.5 games ahead of the Clippers.

It came crashing quickly.

It wasn't too long ago that the New Orleans Pelicans had won 10 consecutive games to climb to as high as the third seed in the Western Conference playoff race. "But when you can get away with playing like that and get screwed that badly by the officials, your defense is going to be pretty good". Harden was, again, splendid on this one as he registered 32 points, 11 rebounds, eight assists, and a couple of steals to lead the NBA's best regular season team.

Gentry praised Harden and the Rockets - "that's a great team down there" - and he also acknowledged he would be fined for his critical comments about the officiating.

Davis wasn't far behind his MVP rival, as he finished with double-double performance as well of 26 points, 13 rebounds, and an assist.

"All we want is an equal opportunity to win the game", Gentry said, via ESPN's Stefano Fusaro.



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