1) In the first half of a Northeast back-to-back against historic NBA franchises, New Orleans (14-25) prevailed 123-111 in New York’s Madison Square Garden on Friday. Jrue Holiday and Kenrich Williams sat out due to injury, while center Derrick Favors sustained a hamstring strain in the second quarter and did not return. There will likely be more on Favors' status when the team's official injury report is released within the next 90 minutes or so.
2) Watch postgame reaction from Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Jaxson Hayes and Alvin Gentry.
3) In addition, Hayes joined Jen Hale for a postgame on-court TV interview.