Everything went right for the Los Angles Lakers Tuesday night, who beat the New Orleans Pelicans 116-95 at Staples Center. Jordan Hill got his first opportunity as a starter in the regular season and didn’t disappoint, scoring a career high 21 points to go along with his 11 rebounds. Xavier Henry also turned things around with 15 points and an emphatic dunk surely to make the highlights of Sports Center. In our post-game videos below, Hill, Mike D’Antoni, and the man himself all had something to say about Henry’s throw down over Pelicans’ Jeff Withey. D’Antoni also discusses whether he thinks he’ll continue to put Hill in the starting group, and where he sees Nick Young fit in. Plus, although D’Antoni wants Pau Gasol to be the focal point of the offense, does Gasol feel that way?
MIKE D’ANTONI: On Jordan Hill Fitting In At The Starting Position, Nick Young On The Bench, Still Wants Pau Gasol As Focal Point
PAU GASOL: On Whether Or Not He Feels Like The Focal Point Of The Offense, Jordan Hill Starting, His Progress
JORDAN HILL: Talks About His Career-High Night In His Starting Line-Up Debut, Plus What Did He Think About Xavier Henry’s Dunk?
XAVIER HENRY: Can’t Help But Smile When Asked About Dunk, Plus Talks Stopping Anthony Davis And Looking Ahead To Denver