Pelicans teammates Omer Asik and Anthony Davis now matched up often in 2nd half. Davis 9 quick points in 2:52 span. Turkey up 51-48 in 3rd
Anthony Davis, who has been the best USA player this summer, wasn't even best Pelicans big man on the floor in the first half. Asik was.
Pelicans' Omer Asik already making impact with his rebounding against Team USA. He has grabbed four of Turkey's first six.
Pelicans fans can get an extended look at center Omer Asik today
Team USA routs Finland 114-55 in its opening game of the FIBA World Cup. Pelicans forward Anthony Davis scored 17 pts on 6-of-8 shooting.
Both of Anthony Davis' scoring plays were drives from perimeter all way to basket. Pelicans coaches have worked with him a lot on that skill
USA debuts at FIBA World Cup today vs. Finland at 2:30 p.m. (Central). Pelicans' Omer Asik and Turkey trail New Zealand 38-28 at halftime
It went under the radar, but former Pelicans forward James Southerland signed with the Portland Trail Blazers earlier this month.
Guard Eric Gordon tells the Pelicans' in-house internet show he's 100 percent healthy and has been working out at their practice facility.
Pelicans' Anthony Davis averaging 12.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.3 blocks, 1.0 steal in USA's three exhibition games. Shooting 56% from field
Pelicans rookie guard Russ Smith should love New Orleans' preseason schedule. His first NBA game will be Oct. 4 in Louisville (vs. Heat)
Odd Pelicans schedule fact: NOLA plays 12 of the other 14 Western Conference teams on the road by Dec. 21 (all in first 27 overall games)
Pelicans'Anthony Davis already appears to be a man on a mission to top what he achieved last season.
Pelicans GM Dell Demps said on their in-house Black & Blue report that All-Star PF Anthony Davis is now up to 242 pounds.
Anthony Davis is putting on a show here...I'm sure the Pelicans appreciated the dive into the stands.