John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he thought his team had a shot of making the playoffs. s.nola.com/OhRUnga

Jimmy Smith

Benchmark for success different in the West than the East, Williams said. Thought "had a shot" at playoffs... s.nola.com/4cAZCxP

John Reid

As a motivation ploy, Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he gave Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday a list of... s.nola.com/enOZKLZ

Jimmy Smith

It takes between 47 and 49 wins to make playoffs in West, Williams said. s.nola.com/0ARmsqT

Jimmy Smith

Williams prefers honesty over false motivation, he says. s.nola.com/6JULQUK

Jimmy Smith

Williams will impart many messages to players, he says. He has "to be the heavy." s.nola.com/CfdH3BM

Jimmy Smith

Davis realized how much more work he needed to put in over the summer. s.nola.com/QoyXyVj

Jimmy Smith

Anthony Davis wasn't nearly as overwhelmed with certain situations this season, Williams believes. s.nola.com/YAAxzbm

John Reid

Pelicans Monty Williams said they built confidence over the final month of the season to close out games... s.nola.com/W9DoR8g

Jimmy Smith

Williams thinks younger players now more confident in trying to close out games. s.nola.com/2x5v9Jj

Jimmy Smith

Not fair to Evans defensively to force him to cover big small forwards such as Durant, James, Anthony. s.nola.com/4yh9nYe

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty said idea of bringing Eric Gordon off bench and starting Tyreke at guard is something Pelicans will discuss: "It's a valid question."

Jimmy Smith

Small forward toughest position now to guard, Williams believes. s.nola.com/iPb1olN

Jimmy Smith

Much thought will be given, Williams said, about Evans being in starting backcourt next year. s.nola.com/2HmU7qi

Jimmy Smith

Evans totally different player starting as opposed to coming off bench, Williams said. s.nola.com/A0eyNfY

John Reid

Coach Monty Williams said they put in only 30 percent of their package s.nola.com/iFeGQyB

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty made interesting point that Pelicans' blocks went up after Jrue Holiday got hurt, because NOLA started allowing much more penetration

John Reid

With the Pelicans injuries, they had to change their offensive package, Monty Williams said. s.nola.com/exz8ZXE

Jimmy Smith

Offensive package changed over course of the year; simplified because of youth and injury. s.nola.com/4IOJcQa

Jimmy Smith

Sat players down, he said, and told them he's OK with their mistakes; just do what you do. s.nola.com/mBlPVzO

Jimmy Smith

Injuries were difficult for players to grasp, especially season-ending ones, Williams says. s.nola.com/QYsJgtl

Jimmy Smith

Best teams in the league have two-way players; can score and have defensive aptitude. s.nola.com/SR0WfjB

Jimmy Smith

Can't get ideal players, Williams says, because of the way the CBA is structured. s.nola.com/soJYh3V

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams admits he's not always on the same page with general manager Dell Demps when... s.nola.com/cERZ69M

Jimmy Smith

Williams likes to have Mickey Loomis as sounding board. s.nola.com/oMSFjPE

Jimmy Smith

Disagreements, Williams says, sometimes lead to consensus and problem solving. s.nola.com/SLZhdoO

Jimmy Smith

Williams says he and Dell Demps are not always on same page; if agreed on everything "something wouldn't be... s.nola.com/O1xKhvL

Jimmy Smith

Williams says disagreements are healthy. s.nola.com/6rh07aJ

Jimmy Smith

Williams says there has been times when he disagreed with acquisitions. s.nola.com/ep7QmjE

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty said Pelicans don't view Tyreke Evans as a small forward. Monty: "His improvement was drastic." Key now is work on 15- to 18-foot shot

Jimmy Smith

Shooting in West is unreal, Williams says. s.nola.com/QgEz2NV

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams says it takes time to pick up his defensive system. s.nola.com/CrBWrCR

Jimmy Smith

Players need to understand defensive system and terminology. s.nola.com/oGjez7T

Jimmy Smith

Davis has proven he can carry a team, says coach; astounding for someone so young. s.nola.com/csDyeTR

Jimmy Smith

Others will get their shots, though, next season. s.nola.com/YqPXhnJ

Jimmy Smith

Pelicans playing through Anthony Davis now, Williams said. s.nola.com/KtYWwBg

Jimmy Smith

Evans was playing out of position early, Williams said. Not small forward. s.nola.com/YKB1nRi

Jimmy Smith

Losing Holiday was a step back defensively, Williams said. On-ball defense suffered. s.nola.com/4cuvXZX

Jimmy Smith

Morrow showed what he could do when he got minutes. s.nola.com/oCFGW0e

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams said Austin Rivers got better with his increase in minutes. s.nola.com/kioxwnR

Jimmy Smith

Roberts, Rivers improved, coach says. s.nola.com/iBYPzji

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty said when team's top five scorers were together (12 games) unit was "lethal on one end of the floor," but has to improve on defense

Jimmy Smith

Core group of five guys "lethal" on offensive end of floor. Defense has to improve Williams says. s.nola.com/0qMyFVe

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams: ''Obviously we have to keep improve. We can make excuses about a number of... s.nola.com/un6vk6R

Jimmy Smith

Sample size with core group too small to evaluate, Williams says. s.nola.com/SpI3rQT

Jimmy Smith

Core group needs to improve especially defensively, Williams says. s.nola.com/MyOLxPJ

Jimmy Smith

Trying to do the best he can with what he has, Williams said. s.nola.com/Ay95XXg

John Reid

Monty Williams: ''I think the people who complain want the same thing I want - wins.'' s.nola.com/owmgiy

Jimmy Smith

Not making mistakes, he says, you're not trying. s.nola.com/ObyoCSm

Jimmy Smith

Popovich tells Williams he has Tim Duncan, Williams doesn't. s.nola.com/8KcwH0Y

Jimmy Smith

Puts people on floor he feels will have best chance to win. s.nola.com/2DABr1P

John Reid

Monty Williams: ''Earlier this year we didn't have corporate equity to play consistently.'' s.nola.com/8CGk6aJ

Jimmy Smith

Criticism doesn't bother him, Williams says. s.nola.com/u57lbvE

Jimmy Smith

Help would take burden and pressure off Anthony Davis. s.nola.com/MCkKLCZ

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams says players constantly got better defending.Talks about big win against... s.nola.com/wWpxxIh

Jimmy Smith

Need someone at center position to hold his own, Williams says. s.nola.com/qjJxYEN

Jimmy Smith

Williams cites defensive improvement as year went on; esp. OKC game. Mid-season was a struggle, though. s.nola.com/IgiIRFc

Jimmy Smith

Williams says important to add defensive pieces, but harder than people think. s.nola.com/S7XlcJD

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty called triple OT win at Chicago a "signature moment." Thought Pelicans would build on it, but "we couldn't get over the injuries."

John Reid

Monty Williams: ''We all have to improve. We're going to look at everything.'' s.nola.com/OzazKxi

Jimmy Smith

All have to improve, Williams said. Himself, other coaches, team. Evaluations begin today. s.nola.com/siwXsDG

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams says inconsistency was a problem but he also said his team developed each ... s.nola.com/ibBCfhU

Jimmy Smith

Injuries took toll on continuity, Williams said. Bulls 3OT win signature moment. s.nola.com/G7iruQS

Jimmy Smith

Williams says continued to see growth throughout the season; felt got better each month despite W-L record. s.nola.com/uX44tAZ

Jimmy Smith

Personal tragedies took focus off basketball at the outset. s.nola.com/Iq7IPxS

John Reid

Coach Monty Williams press conference has started. s.nola.com/q52tjDb

Jimmy Smith

Williams says team competed at high level most of season despite obstacles. s.nola.com/21tCSmH

Jimmy Smith

Monty Williams meets with the media. s.nola.com/Ei4AMIk

John Reid

Pelicans coach Monty Williams' news conference is running behind schedule. It hasn't started yet. s.nola.com/mLw8jee

Jason Calmes

Does Tyreke Really Need to Improve His Jump Shot? bit.ly/1eDqeCL #Pelicans #fb

Jim Eichenhofer

Five things to know about Pelicans (watch Monty Williams' season-ending press conference live at 10 a.m.): on.nba.com/1qONnEm

John Reid

Next up: Pelicans coach Monty Williams' season-ending news conference is at 10 a.m. Updates will be coming.

Austin Rivers

I want to thank all of the fans who supported me and the pelicans this year. Through the rough… instagram.com/p/m4QfTzKzWk/

Alexis Ajinca

Je tiens à remercier tous mes fans,de la France à l'Euroligue et de retour à la NBA, je vous remercie pour votre soutien #TeamAjinça

John Reid

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Brian Roberts ends season as free throw percentage leader nola.com/pelicans/index…

Alexis Ajinca

I want to thank all of my fans. From France to the Euroleague and back to the NBA, I cannot thank you enough for all of your support #GOPELS

Jim Eichenhofer

One of the most eventful seasons an NBA team can have. Proud to say I'm one of the few people who've attended every Pelicans game EVER ha

Jim Eichenhofer

That's it for 2013-14, but as you know, offseason is filled with events (summer league, free agency). Thanks to all who follow this account

Jim Eichenhofer

Recap, Pelicans wrap up inaugural season with two straight quality wins, beating Rockets 105-100 in finale: on.nba.com/1gCcsvK

Jim Eichenhofer

Monty is hopeful that Tyreke Evans will win Player of the Week: "I don't know of anybody who's had a week like his against the competition."

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans had extremely short window for evaluation in what proved to be a long season. bit.ly/1l51Cps

Ryan Anderson

Glad the guys ended the season with a great win! See you all soon Pelicans fans. We will come back stronger then ever!

Jason Calmes

Taking care of sponsors, fans. http://t.co/NtC5AXytGe

Jim Eichenhofer

Tyreke Evans registered back-to-back 25-and-8 games, the first time any New Orleans player had done that since March 2011

Jason Calmes

Rockets quit. Pelicans win 105-100. Good win. Good season because it was our season. Enjoy.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans up 105-100... 6-0 playing with energy. Don't foul, don't give up a 3, milk the clock. Other than that, let it happen.

Jim Eichenhofer

Tyreke Evans drives in for layup for his 5th french-fry clinch of 2013-14, tying Anthony Davis. More importantly, gives Pels 101-100 lead

Jason Calmes

Anti-fries... Pelicans down 99-100, 2:48 to go.

Jim Eichenhofer

In a Pelicans home schedule full of nail-biters, I'd expect nothing less than finale to go down to last 2 minutes. Rockets 100-99 at 2:48

Jason Calmes

Pelicans up 97-92 after Morrow goes for 3 the old-fashioned way. 4:30 to play.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans up 92-89, are rebounding better, fouling less, getting fouled, but turnover differential has shrunk to 7.

John Reid

Rockets center Dwight Howard is 1-of-5 tonight with seven points in 26 minutes against Pelicans. s.nola.com/SPdTsxW

Jim Eichenhofer

Things you may only see in Game 82: Dwight Howard setting up for and shooting a three-pointer near sideline. Had huge grin after missing

Jason Calmes

Pelicans up 80-78 and own turnover differential in their favor of 10. Fouling is an issue... 12 among the bigs in 48 player-minutes.

Jim Eichenhofer

Anthony Morrow is always fired up. He just walked by scorer's table and yelled "Last 12 (minutes of season), baby!" to people sitting nearby

John Reid

Pelicans leading Rockets, 80-78, after three quarters. s.nola.com/CdWiU8V