Up 6 w/18 secs left, Austin Rivers fouls Rasual Butler shooting a 3. Because preseason basketball.
That was a terrible foul by Austin Rivers. Fouling a 3-point shooter with 18 seconds left.
Austin Rivers has played 16 minutes tonight, 2-of-5 from field for 6 points with two assists.
As much as it appears Jimmer Fredette has beaten out Austin Rivers for backup guard spot, I'm not sure Monty Williams agrees.
Austin Rivers first sub for Pelicans. He checks in for Gordon, who has 2 fouls.
Still think Pelicans guard Austin Rivers must play more under control. Has forced things too much in traffic.
Pelicans now have Tyreke Evans on the court playing what should be considered SF. Jrue Holiday & Austin Rivers at guard spots.
Austin Rivers ability to get to the basket, combined with Anthony Davis' ability to finish his misses at the rim is epic offense.
Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired together.Fredette playing off the ball for now.
Austin Rivers has to finish around the rim better, especially when he beats the defender. Had that problem last season.
Austin Rivers just made nice drive to the basket, but missed layup. But A.Davis got the tip-in.
Pelicans' Austin Rivers first guard off bench. He's paired in the backcourt with Jrue Holiday.
Austin Rivers: "Jimmer can shoot. Ryan can shoot. Luke can shoot. Darius can shoot. I'm surrounded by shooters. It opens everything up."
Interesting lineup - Eric Gordon, Austin Rivers and Russ Smith paired together in the backcourt.
Pelicans' Austin Rivers still a little too erratic when he plays point guard.
Pelicans guard Austin Rivers is scoreless after nine minutes.
Austin Rivers first guard off the bench to replace PG Jrue Holiday with 5:56 remaining in 1Q.
Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday just picked up his third foul of the game with 5:56 to play in 1Q. Austin Rivers enters game in Holiday's place.
When Austin Rivers was asked if he plays similar to Jimmer Fredette: "No No, not at all.I think he’s a totally different player than I am.''
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Sunday's practice that Jimmer Fredette is a better range shooter than Austin Rivers.
Austin Rivers holding his ankle but he stays in game.
Austin Rivers and Jrue Holiday paired together in the backcourt.
Not a good night shooting for Austin Rivers - 1-of-7 from the field for 4 pts.
Jimmer Fredette starts Monday's game missing three of first four shots. Austin Rivers missed first two attempts.
So the Pelicans put Austin Rivers and Jimmer Fredette in the game at the same time -- results have been predictable
... and then schooled for a foul by Austin Rivers.
Jimmer Fredette still playing point guard with Austin Rivers at shooting guard.
Interesting lineup - Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired together in backcourt.Rivers playing off the ball.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said he wants to play Austin Rivers more off the ball this season to take advantage of his scoring ability.
Pelicans G Austin Rivers said they had most physical practice of camp. He and Eric Gordon really got after it.
Austin Rivers says Anthony Davis is a superstar who is going to make all of their jobs easy.
Austin Rivers says Omer Asik is a big addition, but undervalued around the league
Austin Rivers said he has worked on his midrange game this summer. And he has added 12 pounds.
Pelicans G Austin Rivers said he is focused as he enters season. He said his 3rd year is big for him.
Pelicans rolling the dice on a lot of guys at career crossroads such as Jimmer Fredette, Austin Rivers and Luke Babbitt