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Pelicans locker room a ghost town after that embarrassing loss.
Austin Rivers (21 points) had second-highest scoring game of his NBA career. His career high is 27 vs. Wolves in rookie year
No one likes these types of loses, but life goes on and so does the NBA season.
Pelicans suffer 114-88 loss to Trail Blazers.
Blazers embarrass Pelicans 114-88.
2 Pelicans are in double figures tonight. Rivers and Anderson. No starter had more than 7
When we talk about this season in July, its going to be real hard to recall the details of the 26th game of the year.
Meyers Leonard gives Portland their first points of the 4th quarter. Score is 96-70
If you thought that Portland's game last night guaranteed a Pelicans win tonight, then I understand how you could be furious.
Pelicans are winning the fourth quarter 8-0 so there's that.
Russ Smith gets the first points of his NBA career. Congrats, Russ!
Russ Smith scores the first points of his NBA career with a 3-pointer from the left wing. Port 94-70 at 9:04 of 4Q
Wow - Trail Blazers leading by 32 at the end of the third quarter against Pelicans.
At the end of the 3rd the Pelicans are down 94-62.
The two losses over the last seven were to Dallas and Golden State.
Watched this team hold Houston to 90 points on Thursday, Trail Blazers already with 90 and there's still 2:05 remaining in third quarter.
The Pelicans are 5-2 over the last seven (includes wins against Cleveland and Houston). Consider that before you react to this loss.
Rivers is having a great game.
Russ Smith is about to enter, along with Alexis Ajinca. They need some kind of spark at this point.
Pelicans - no traps, no interior help defense and no chance right now of cutting the Trail Blazers' deficit. Pelicans trailing 88-57.
Chris Kaman is dominating Ryan Anderson on the low block. He getting post position and get up his shot anytime he wants.
Holiday is really trying to force the pass tonight. It is leading to turnovers.
Jrue Holiday has thrown more passes to the other team than his own.
This team has to play with more consistency. They played with intensity in Houston Thursday night. Tonight they can't make layups or defend
Interested to see how Monty handles this blowout. I almost expect Tyreke to get pulled regardless because of injury concerns.
New Orleans is also 5-2 in last 7 games, with only losses being by 5 at Dallas and by 6 to Golden State (without Anthony Davis)
Pelicans' third-quarter effort is no better than how they started the game.
Timeout with 5:56 left in the 3rd. Blazers are up 80 to 51.
Pelicans don't seem interested in playing basketball tonight. They are being blown out 80-51 with 5:56 left in 3Q.
This is one of the worst performances the Pelicans have displayed this season - trailing Portland, 77-51, and it could get worse.
Not sure what you're supposed to do when the Blazers are shooting like this.
Looks like we are about to get started with the second half. Let's hope things turn around for our Pels.
Pelicans are losing total rebounding battle (pretty obvious). 24-19.
Box score says that Pelicans have more offensive rebounds that the Blazers. I find that hard to believe.
Honestly, I was fine with most of our offense. Perhaps it got to stagnate at times, but at the end of the day, hit the open shot.
Anthony Davis made 2-of-9 shots and was held to five points in first half.
After this half, River is shooting just under 74% from the FT line this season (61 attempts). That's much better than where he was.
At halftime, the Pelicans are down 62-44. Things got better in the second quarter, but they still weren't great.
Austin Rivers has struggled at foul line in NBA, but he's made 16 in a row, including 6 tonight. Last miss bizarrely was airball at Dallas
Pelicans have completely unraveled, trailing 62-44 at halftime against Trail Blazers.
Halftime: Blazers 62, Pelicans 44
Rivers is 6/6 from the free throw line.
I believe that is Kaman's 3rd foul.
Trail Blazers have put small forward Nicolas Batum on PG Jrue Holiday and is giving him plenty of problems.
If you're looking for positives, Rivers is 4-4 from the FT line.
With 2:58 left in the second quarter, Portland has already scored 56 points.
Timeout at 2:58 in the second. Portland still up 16. 56-40.
So far AD and Jrue are a combined 4-18 from the floor. They've missed a lot of shots you'd expect them to make.
Anthony Davis and Jrue holiday are a combined 4-of-18 from the field.
Timeout with 5:30 to play in the first half. Pels are down 50-34.
Anderson, Cunningham, and Rivers are the only Pels having a good shooting night. So yeah... That's a thing.
Pelicans reserves have scored 21 of their 34 points, as Blazers lead 50-34 with 5:30 remaining in the 2Q.
Trail Blazers getting any shot they want against Pelicans so far tonight.
Refs are reviewing foul by Blake to see if it is flagrant or common. I'm terrible at guessing these so I won't try.
Call remains common foul. No FTs, only possession.
Steve Blake and Dante Cunningham were teammates on the 2009-10 Blazers, but Blake nudged Cunningham to floor on fast break. Foul on Blake
Officials checking to see if it's a common or flagrant foul on Steve Blake against Dante Cunningham.
AD already has 3 blocks and Portland has 44 points. So, yeah, blocks aren't like a perfect proxy for good defense.
Pelicans still can't break from their sluggish effort. They just don't appear to have the necessary energy or execution against Portland.
Great ball movement from Portland there. Really showed our defensive weaknesses.
Anthony Davis missed nine of 11 shots in first quarter.
Pelicans made only 29.2 percent of their shots in first quarter. They are trailing 32-17.
The Pelicans are down 32-17 at the end of the first quarter. The Pels were 7-24 in the first quarter.
At end of 1Q: Blazers 32, Pelicans 17. Pelicans shot 29.2 percent from the field in the 1Q.
Trail Blazers leading Pelicans, 30-13.
Kaman picks up his second personal foul with just under 2 in the first quarter.
Too many missed jumpers, missed dunks and layups by the Pelicans in first quarter.
Nicholas Batum just drove the lane without a Pelicans defender in sight. They didn't play like this in Houston.
Davis was 1-7 before that high percentage look.
Portland leads the league in rebounds per game. It is going to be tough to grab a board without Asik on the floor.
So much for Blazers being tired after a 3OT game last night. Portland getting all the loose balls early, leads 23-8. Aldridge 11 pts