Davis, Rondo know Pelicans must get to foul line more to be able to beat Golden State

Here’s some of what former UK players Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo had to say after the Pelicans played well in Game Two of the Western Conference semifinals but still lost 121-116 to the host Warriors to fall behind 2-0 in the series.

Q. Going into Game 3, what do you feel like is the main thing you have to improve to get that win to get back into the series?
ANTHONY DAVIS: We’ll go home. Our crowd will be into it. I think we did a good job tonight on both ends of the floor. Of course still need to clean up a few things but like I said we’re living with some of the shots they took; they made them. Making them shoot uncontested twos. KD (Kevin Durant) made some tough shots over some of our best defenders. We’ll live with that, but think we’ve just got to do better getting to the line, me and Jrue. That kind of give our team a chance to get the penalty, when we’re getting fouls and getting to the line, so I think that’s the biggest thing, just try to get to the free throw line.

Q. The other night, you mentioned specifically about second quarter that it was an embarrassment. Overall for this Game 2, how would you describe this game?
RAJON RONDO: We made a lot of improvements. We put the work in the last couple days as far as on our defensive schemes. We were able to execute those for the most part of the game. Like I said they made tough shots, shots that we were living with according to the scouting report, but for the most part if we can get to the line we can control pace.

They were able to control the pace by getting to the line as many times as they did, being able to come back and set their defense ask that’s should go we take pride in, we’ll figure out better ways to get to the line. I don’t know if we got to the penalty the second half. We’ve got to do a better job of trying to draw fouls.

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  1. The Pelicans are never going to get a fair shake at Golden State. Home cooking in the NBA is so pathetic for the top teams. Thte NBA wants its best teams in the playoffs. It’s all about the money.

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