Tough night for Ryan Anderson - bad matchup trying to defend Kenneth Faried. Got beat for a rebound after falling to the floor.
Ryan Anderson and Austin Rivers have combined to make 2 of 11 shots.
Pelicans have been a step slow throughout the first half. Kenneth Faried easily drove around Ryan Anderson for a dunk. Nuggets up 50-34.
Ryan Anderson starts 1-for-5 from field and has taken several tough shots, but he has neon green light to fire with group of subs + Ajinca
Ryan Anderson now on the court for NO; Faried responsible for keeping watch on him at the 3-point line
The best offensive 5 man line-up in the NBA (min 50 mins) is Jrue Holliday, Eric Gordon, Tyreke Evans, Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis
Ryan Anderson on bouncing back after losing at Portland by giving up lead the night before: "This is a big defining win for us."
Ryan Anderson on holding on to beat Kings after late run by Sac: "To win a tough game, a fighting game, it's a great win for us."
Don't like defensive matchup with Ryan Anderson on DeMarcus Cousins.
Ryan Anderson having great offensive game, but don't like defensive matchup with him defending DeMarcus Cousins.
Big Ryan Anderson 2nd half in his hometown, scoring 15 of his 22 pts. 22 is most points for him at Sacramento in NBA. Previous best was 19
Good one in Sac, another game coming down to the wire. Pelicans lead Kings by 6 5:31 to go. Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson 40 pts combined
Great homecoming for Ryan Anderson. 18 pts off the Pelicans bench. 4/11three point attempts though. He's been wide open most of game
And my buddy Ryan Anderson is killing the Kings with 18 points. Kings down 80-70.
Kings fans getting agitated, wondering how Ryan Anderson keeps getting open 3s. Anderson 9 pts in 3rd (all on treys). NOLA 74-67 at 1:20
Not the ideal matchup for Ryan Anderson to be guarding DeMarcus Cousins in the post.
Ryan Anderson has made 3 of 4 3-pointers so far in the 3Q.
Oh yeah, Ryan Anderson is a shooter. Someone tell the kIngs.
To the point where I'm shocked when/if Ryan Anderson misses an open shot.
Should probably put someone on Ryan Anderson just a thought
Ryan Anderson with seven points, but just 1-of-7 from 3-point land in the first half.
Ryan Anderson took a charge - smart play.
Ryan Anderson is in for Ajinca. And as they have in the past, the Pelicans have Anderson defending Cousins.
Sacramento native Ryan Anderson into the game.
Alexis Ajinca needs to get back in game, Ryan Anderson having problems against Aldridge defensively
The Pelicans have defensive problems any time Ryan Anderson ends up on LaMarcus Aldridge with the Brow on Robin Lopez.
Ryan Anderson 0 of 3 to start game
Pelicans will need Alexis Ajinca's size tonight. They also will need Ryan Anderson's scoring off the bench.
Asked if he's formed an on-court connection w/Austin Rivers (17pts/3ast), Ryan Anderson joked he took AR to TGI Friday's and bought him apps
The Pelicans other than Ryan Anderson and Tyreke Evans are shooting 26-for-29 right now. That's 89.6%.
Ryan Anderson is 3-for-8, Tyreke Evans 2-for-5, Anthony Davis is 4-for-6. The rest of the Pelicans 19-for-19
Amazingly, the only Pels to miss a shot so far are their 3 leading scorers on the season Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans and Ryan Anderson.