“The fifth Italian in the NBA is going to be Alessandro Gentile. He will move to the Rockets this summer” said Hackett. Alessandro Gentile signed a contract extension with EA7 last summer and he was supposed to remain in Europe for two more years before moving overseas. But his plans seem different now and he is ready to join the Rockets in 2015.
April 21, 2018 | 10:03 pm EDT Update
Jim Eichenhofer: Rajon Rondo, after being asked why he never discussed just trying to make playoffs when he signed w/#Pelicans: “I came here to win a championship. I didn’t come here to beat a team in the first round or the second round. My expectations were high coming in, knowing the talent.”
Scott Kushner: Jrue Holiday: “I feel like the fans needed results and that’s what they’ve gotten. We come out and play hard every night for them to try to win. Like Anthony said it’s just a part of all of our legacies here to try to build something and continually build on it.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Jrue Holiday on #Pelicans: “With everything we went through this season – from injuries to trades – I think Anthony (Davis) said it best when he said they were sleeping on us. I think everybody counted us out. To be here at this point right now, it feels pretty good.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Via #Pelicans TV stat ace Tommy Cooper: Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored the most pts by a pair of teammates in an #NBA playoff game since 1973, when Boston’s JoJo White and John Havlicek also scored exactly 88 pts
Jim Eichenhofer: Gentry on #Pelicans: “They’re a resilient group. AD is maturing and becoming a better leader and a better player every day. I said at the start of the season Jrue was going to have his best season ever, and he’s really done that.”
Fred Katz: Billy Donovan, when asked about it pregame, said he could use someone other than the nine players he’s used so far this series: “We have a couple more players that we could certainly go to.”