Also, the Magic were somehow unaware that Tyreke Evans can't shoot. 11 drives, 1 FGA outside the paint.
Pelicans Top Six guys are strong: Jrue, EG, Tyreke, Brow, Asik and Ryan Anderson. After that the bench leaves much to be desired
At least 50% of the Pelicans offense is just Tyreke Evans throwing himself at the rim and someone scoring off the rebound
Tyreke is also closing in on a double double with 10 points and 9 boards.
Holiday leaving the court with a cut under his eye. Rivers replaces him. Expect Tyreke to take over the ball handling responsibilities.
Absolutely loved what I saw from Asik and Tyreke. What do you have to say Pels fans? Any take aways from the first 2 quarters of the season?
Seems like every time I blink Tyreke Evans is right at the rim, mixed results finishing, though.
Tyreke with 7 points (3-7), 4 assist, and 2 rebounds. Oh, and 0 turnovers and 0 fouls.
Tyreke is just attacking the rim tonight. He is so strong and fast. As long as there are shooters out there, teams can't crash on him.
Early notes: Asik had a big quarter, free throws, Tyreke has 4 helpers as the primary ball handler, and please hit your free throws.
Salmons checks in for Tyreke.
John Salmons checks Tyreke Evans at 4:35 1Q.
Aaron Gordon gets to guard Tyreke Evans on his first ever D possession. Nightmares coming.
Tyreke Evans has assisted on 3 of the Pelicans' first 5 field goals.
I hope we get a motivated/focused Tyreke Evans this season... Very few players in the NBA w/ more natural talent than Ty Evans
Starters for Pelicans: PG Jrue Holiday, SG Eric Gordon, SF Tyreke Evans, PF Anthony Davis, C Omer Asik.
Pelicans starting lineup tonight - Tyreke Evans at SF, Anthony Davis at PF, Omer Asik at C, Eric Gordon at SG, Jrue Holiday at PG.
We have an answer to the small forward question. Tyreke Evans will be on the court for tipoff tonight.
Tyreke Evans' showing up late to Saturday's open practice -- not good.
Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans was late arriving to practice. Coach Monty said it's an internal issue and the team would deal with it.
Tyreke Evans working with the white team - the backups - in scrimmage.
Tyreke Evans is now on the court for the White team to start second half.
No alarm folks - I'm told by the Pelicans that Tyreke Evans is fine. Getting in some rest time today.
Tyreke Evans is at the Smoothie King Center but not participating in the Pelicans open practice today..
Tyreke Evans just made his way onto the practice court.
Pelicans are set to start their open practice at Smoothie King Center. The only player missing is Tyreke Evans. No word on where he is yet
Tyreke Evans handed out 7 assists in his first 2 preseason games (in only 20 minutes per), but scoring more tonight (13 pts/6 reb/2 ast)
Tyreke Evans' mid-range jumper hasn't translated well from the practice gym to a game yet.
Pelicans showing quick-strike capability now. Eric Gordon has made back-to-back shots and Tyreke Evans just drove lane for layup.
Rough start for Tyreke Evans: he's 1 of 5 from the field. Several mid-range jumpers have failed to go in.
Tyreke Evans already with two fouls with 1:55 remaining in first quarter.
Tyreke Evans as a point-forward looks good. He has been solid on defense too.
Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon in the starting lineup together tonight for first time in preseason.
Tyreke Evans on NOLA's firepower: "We saw it last year, but injuries set us back. If we stay healthy, scoring's not going to be an issue."
Funny moment: An excited Ryan Anderson trying to get Tyreke Evans to look at Pelivision, when Evans was shown as being picked Player of Game
Pelicans now have Tyreke Evans on the court playing what should be considered SF. Jrue Holiday & Austin Rivers at guard spots.
Halftime: Pelicans 64, OKC 45. It was a really good half from Tyreke Evans, who had 8 points and 5 assists in 12 minutes.
Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans had their way in the first half. Holiday made four of his first five shots.