- Plenty of good quotes came from the locker room after last night's win. Here is Monty describing Ryan Anderson's hot streak to finish the 3rd quarter:
"I thought it was good for us and good for Ryan. It was almost like a statement was made that he was back because he has the ability to change the game with his shooting and rebounding. He does so much for our team. Like I said, he had seven offensive rebounds, how many guys can actually do that and knock down threes?"
Jrue Holiday depicting Davis' monster line:
"That’s AD. That’s Anthony [Davis]. He’s getting better and better."
Ryan Anderson on his performance:
"It’s the guys. I’m not one of those guys who is going to do it all himself. Everybody got me open shots, open looks. My teammates did a great job of finding me in that third quarter especially. We owe this win to the group. We played a great team game, so we just want to keep it up and keep winning."
- Anthony Davis line of 26 points, 17 rebounds and 9 blocks was truly special:
Anthony Davis is the 1st player with 25 pts, 15 rebs and 9 blks in a season opener since blocks were first recorded in 1973-74.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 29, 2014
- Seth Partnow over at Nylon Calculus posted a solid article breaking down Anthony Davis first game. They also got into a discussion about 'home cooking' when it comes to the home team's statistics. In particular, they focused on the Davis' 9 blocks. However, reading on, they got it right. Does it really matter whether Davis actually made contact with an opponent's shot? Doesn't a real block and an unequivocally altered shot accomplish the same task? My favorite part though came at the very end:
...he allowed 45.5% shooting while defending 39.3% of available attempts, figures which if they held up over the full season would make him one of the more impactful rim protectors in the NBA.
- Speaking of home cooking, for those of you who missed the John Besh/Pelican promo on FSNO, here you go. Don't say we didn't warn you though. :)