I want to commit to Pelicans making a run at playoff spot out West, but Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers combined for 38 mins tonight
Pelicans win 111-84. Wasn't a perfect game, but so much to be excited about.
Pelicans beat Magic 101-84 behind a dominating performance from Anthony Davis: 26 points, 17reb., 9 blocks.
I love the Pelicans’ frontcourt. Anthony Davis, Omer Asik and Ryan Anderson combined for 62 points, 43 rebounds (23 offensive), 14 blocks.
Anthony Davis done for the night with 26 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks. Pelicans up 21 with 2:00 left
At least 50% of the Pelicans offense is just Tyreke Evans throwing himself at the rim and someone scoring off the rebound
Monty Williams brings in his backups with the Pelicans leading 97-74.
Anthony Davis drains 1 free throw to give Pelicans 87-72 lead with 6:39 left. Davis now has 23 points, 15 rebounds, 8 blocks. Ridiculous
Consider this: The Magic trail 87-72, yet the Pelicans still are just 11 of 25 from the free-throw line.
Now, all 3 big are in for Pelicans. It'll be interesting to see how this works on offense. Will they let Ryno man up or run a zone.
That moment when you start to really like the Pelicans, then their reserve backcourt of Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers comes in.
BTW, that team that averaged 6.4 blocks? The Pelicans. Only one other team (Thunder, 6.1) averaged more than six per game.
Three straight threes from Ryan Anderson to end the 3rd, and Pelicans lead by 12.
That little burst gives the Pelicans a 14 point lead at the end of 3 quarters, and it is why I love three point shooters.
And there's the Pelicans surge that seemed to be coming all night. Up 14 after 3.
So much for a poor shooting night. Ryan Anderson ends 3Q with three straight 3-pointers and Pelicans take a 78-64 lead.
Pelicans PG Jrue Holiday has an abrasion over his right eye and needed stitches. He is probable to return.
Magic much tougher opponent than the Pelicans expected.
Pelicans reserves are having a rough night from the field. They have made just 5 of 22 attempts.
Noteworthy from Magic/Pelicans: near the end of the third quarter, Maurice Harkless has a DNP-CD.
Pelicans still struggllng to get offensive production from their bench.
Magic not backing down. It's catching the Pelicans on switches and knocking down shots.
Every time I glance over at Magic-Pelicans Anthony Davis is dunking.
Pelicans only got eight points from their bench. Ryan Anderson had six.
In the second half, Pelicans are going to need more scoring help from Eric Gordon and Jrue Holiday. They combined for 7 pts in first half.
Pelicans outscored the Magic 24-16 in the second quarter.
FYI Pelicans set franchise record with 18 blocks in a game vs. Bobcats last season. NOLA had 8 in first half (Davis 4, Asik 2)
Bad news: Pelicans shot terribly in 1st half (39% from field, 1-for-9 on treys, 3-for-14 on free throws). Good news: they still lead 48-41
Halftime: Pelicans 48, Magic 41. The lead should be bigger, but Pelicans are just 3-of-14 on free throws and 1-of-9 on 3-pointers.
Pelicans are up 7 at halftime despite shooting 39% from the field and 21% from the free throw line.
Anthony Davis' D must be rubbing off on Pelicans guards Jrue Holiday and Eric Gordon. Both had mean-spirited blocks of Magic shots in half
Pelicans leading Magic, 48-41, at halftime.
The Pelicans have 20 second-chance points and lead the Magic 48-41 at halftime.