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What Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry described as a “piss-poor effort” against the last-place Brooklyn Nets ended with New Orleans allowing a season-high 143 points — one shy of the franchise record — and star Anthony Davis heading to the exit well before the final buzzer sounded. “I could sit up here and B.S. you guys and say this happened, they made shots … no. They kicked our ass,” Gentry said. “In just plain English, they kicked our ass. In every phase of the game they did. Three-point shooting, rebounding, hustling, driving the ball to the basket. Everything that you can talk about basketball, there was not one phase of the game we won. Not one.”
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“It’s an everything breakdown,” Gentry said. “Everything sucked. The effort that we played with sucked. The coaching sucked. The ball movement — everything about it was just horrendous. There’s no way of sugar-coating it.” Solomon Hill, in his first season with the Pelicans, didn’t hesitate to label this the Pelicans’ worst defeat. “I think this is the worst loss of my career,” he said. “By far. Because you’re not looking at Brooklyn to be out there and be an offensive juggernaut. They were out there playing like they were the Houston Rockets tonight.”
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