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Monty Williams and Devin Booker talk about Williams first trip back to New Orleans as Phoenix's head coach that ended with Suns beating the Pelicans. Duane Rankin, Arizona Republic

HOUSTON – Monty Williams wasn’t going to allow the thought of James Harden ruin the special moment of beating his former team, New Orleans, in his first return as Phoenix’s head coach.

“I’m not, you’re not going to take my joy tonight,” a laughing Williams said. “I’m going to enjoy this. I’m going to have some water and go see some people I care about. I’m not thinking about James right now.