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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday on the Pelicans' approach to the stretch run now five games back of the eighth seed with eight to play: "We're still fighting every game. I don't think we rolled over today. I guess I know I didn't. I try to play hard as I can every game. We had this goal to come 2-1 out of this road trip. Unfortunately we didn't. I think we fought today, and that's all you could ask for."

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans lose 108-100 in Utah despite 36 points, 17 rebounds from Anthony Davis. NOLA is now 5 games back of 8th seed with 8 games to play.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Entering Monday, teams were 11-10,920 (.001 win pct) when trailing by 13+ points with under 4 minutes to play in the last 20 seasons. With the Kings making such a comeback against the Clippers Sunday, and the Thunder making one on Monday against the Mavericks, it's the 1st time teams have made these comebacks on back-to-backs nights over the last 20 seasons.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James on the Cavaliers slipping to second in the East behind the Celtics: "How much does it matter to me? It matters more that we're playing better basketball than where we're at, and if that results in us getting the number one seed, getting the number two seed, three or whatever the hell it is, I want us to be playing better basketball. That's what it comes down to. I'm not worried about anything. I feel like when we're playing Cavaliers basketball, when we're playing the type of basketball that we know we're capable of playing, when we're at full strength, we can start off on the road. We've done it before."

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

Russell Westbrook on hitting the game-winner in front of Mark Cuban, and why his voice is hoarse:


Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Back end of back-to-back in Utah is where the DeMarcus Cousins/talent void is felt most for New Orleans. Anthony Davis is doing things but everything's a slog. Grinding can only get you so far.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James: "Right now, we're just not playing good basketball. We'll figure it out. I'm still confident in the bunch."


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

LeBron James says he will be ready to play in the Cavs' next game after taking an elbow to the spine.


Michael C. Wright ESPN Staff Writer 

Kawhi Leonard on the Spurs sweeping the defending champs.


Carlos Nava Columnist, ESPN Deportes 

Comenzamos a perder el juego desde el principio del tercer periodo, pero después respondimos bien. Al final no supimos mantener la ventaja (...). Una derrota muy decepcionante'.- Rick Carlisle, entrenador de los Dallas Mavericks en referencia a la derrota ante el Oklahoma City Thunder.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

The Thunder finish on a 14-0 run in the final 3:31 against Dallas to steal one from the Mavs, 92-91. Westbrook scored 12 of the final 14, including the game-winner with 7 seconds left. Westbrook notched his 37th triple-double of the season, 37-13-10.