Nakia Hogan

Pelicans locker room a ghost town after that embarrassing loss.

Jim Eichenhofer

Austin Rivers (21 points) had second-highest scoring game of his NBA career. His career high is 27 vs. Wolves in rookie year

Jason Calmes

No one likes these types of loses, but life goes on and so does the NBA season.

Jason Calmes

Alright guys, I'm getting of the site account. This was @nicklewellen. If anything I said frustrated you tonight, sorry.

Jason Calmes

Your final score is 114-88. Glad for that one to be over. @jsgrayson has your breakdown.

John Reid

Pelicans suffer 114-88 loss to Trail Blazers.

Nakia Hogan

Blazers embarrass Pelicans 114-88.

Jason Calmes

2 Pelicans are in double figures tonight. Rivers and Anderson. No starter had more than 7

Jimmy Smith

Not one #Pelicans starter in double figures tonight. Not one.

Jason Calmes

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.

Jason Calmes

Meyers Leonard gives Portland their first points of the 4th quarter. Score is 96-70

Jason Calmes

If you thought that Portland's game last night guaranteed a Pelicans win tonight, then I understand how you could be furious.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers still haven't scored in the 4Q; #Pelicans have put up 8, still trail by 24 with 6:50 to go.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are winning the fourth quarter 8-0 so there's that.

Jason Calmes

Russ Smith gets the first points of his NBA career. Congrats, Russ!

Jim Eichenhofer

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

John Reid

Wow - Trail Blazers leading by 32 at the end of the third quarter against Pelicans.

Jason Calmes

At the end of the 3rd the Pelicans are down 94-62.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' lead up to 33, 92-59 1 min 3Q.

Jason Calmes

The two losses over the last seven were to Dallas and Golden State.

John Reid

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.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans are 5-2 over the last seven (includes wins against Cleveland and Houston). Consider that before you react to this loss.

Jim Eichenhofer

Russ Smith, Alexis Ajinca about to check in, as #Pelicans look for spark. Smith hasn't played for NOLA since Nov. 28. Only home game Nov. 4

Jason Calmes

Rivers is having a great game.

Jimmy Smith

This one is so out of hand that #Pelicans rookie Russ Smith is about to check in when play resumes. Back from the D-League.

John Reid

Russ Smith is about to enter, along with Alexis Ajinca. They need some kind of spark at this point.

John Reid

Pelicans - no traps, no interior help defense and no chance right now of cutting the Trail Blazers' deficit. Pelicans trailing 88-57.

John Reid

Chris Kaman is dominating Ryan Anderson on the low block. He getting post position and get up his shot anytime he wants.

Jason Calmes

Holiday is really trying to force the pass tonight. It is leading to turnovers.

Jimmy Smith

And @Anthony Davis makes a jumper. he's 3//13 on the night, 7 PTs.

John Reid

Jrue Holiday has thrown more passes to the other team than his own.

John Reid

This team has to play with more consistency. They played with intensity in Houston Thursday night. Tonight they can't make layups or defend

Jason Calmes

Interested to see how Monty handles this blowout. I almost expect Tyreke to get pulled regardless because of injury concerns.

Jim Eichenhofer

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)

John Reid

Pelicans' third-quarter effort is no better than how they started the game.

Jason Calmes

Timeout with 5:56 left in the 3rd. Blazers are up 80 to 51.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans don't seem interested in playing basketball tonight. They are being blown out 80-51 with 5:56 left in 3Q.

Jimmy Smith

Wondering if #Pelicans will contest a 3-PT shot tonight? #Blazers are 8/17 from beyond arc and most of those are wide-open looks.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans haven't lost at home this season by more than 10 points, but have some major work to do to get back in this. Port 77-51 mid 3Q

John Reid

This is one of the worst performances the Pelicans have displayed this season - trailing Portland, 77-51, and it could get worse.

Jason Calmes

Not sure what you're supposed to do when the Blazers are shooting like this.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans Luke Babbitt comes up limping after that foul.

Jason Calmes

Looks like we are about to get started with the second half. Let's hope things turn around for our Pels.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers C Joel Freeland picks up PF4 with 11:31 to go 3Q.

Jason Calmes

Pelicans are losing total rebounding battle (pretty obvious). 24-19.

Jason Calmes

Box score says that Pelicans have more offensive rebounds that the Blazers. I find that hard to believe.

Jason Calmes

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.

John Reid

Anthony Davis made 2-of-9 shots and was held to five points in first half.

Jason Calmes

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.

Jason Calmes

At halftime, the Pelicans are down 62-44. Things got better in the second quarter, but they still weren't great.

Jim Eichenhofer

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

John Reid

Pelicans have completely unraveled, trailing 62-44 at halftime against Trail Blazers.

Nakia Hogan

Halftime: Blazers 62, Pelicans 44

Jason Calmes

Rivers is 6/6 from the free throw line.

Jason Calmes

I believe that is Kaman's 3rd foul.

John Reid

Trail Blazers have put small forward Nicolas Batum on PG Jrue Holiday and is giving him plenty of problems.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' Chris Kaman gets PF3 with 1:42 to go 2Q.

Jason Calmes

If you're looking for positives, Rivers is 4-4 from the FT line.

John Reid

With 2:58 left in the second quarter, Portland has already scored 56 points.

Jason Calmes

Timeout at 2:58 in the second. Portland still up 16. 56-40.

Jason Calmes

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.

John Reid

Anthony Davis and Jrue holiday are a combined 4-of-18 from the field.

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans need to clamp down greatly on D. Blazers are getting into paint too easily and shooting 59% from field. Port 56-39

Jason Calmes

Timeout with 5:30 to play in the first half. Pels are down 50-34.

Jason Calmes

Anderson, Cunningham, and Rivers are the only Pels having a good shooting night. So yeah... That's a thing.

Nakia Hogan

Pelicans reserves have scored 21 of their 34 points, as Blazers lead 50-34 with 5:30 remaining in the 2Q.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers blowout allowing rest for Lillard (52.5 min. in 3OT win Friday), Aldridge (52.5 min) and Wesley Matthews (50 min) to rest.

John Reid

Trail Blazers getting any shot they want against Pelicans so far tonight.

Jason Calmes

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.

Jimmy Smith

Call remains common foul. No FTs, only possession.

Jim Eichenhofer

Steve Blake and Dante Cunningham were teammates on the 2009-10 Blazers, but Blake nudged Cunningham to floor on fast break. Foul on Blake

Jimmy Smith

Officials checking to see if it's a common or flagrant foul on Steve Blake against Dante Cunningham.

Jason Calmes

AD already has 3 blocks and Portland has 44 points. So, yeah, blocks aren't like a perfect proxy for good defense.

Jimmy Smith

Eight feet from the rim and @Jimmer Fredette can't knock down the shot.

John Reid

Pelicans still can't break from their sluggish effort. They just don't appear to have the necessary energy or execution against Portland.

Jimmy Smith

This one becoming a rout; timeout #Pelicans 8:47 2Q, trailing #Blazers 44-23.

Jason Calmes

Great ball movement from Portland there. Really showed our defensive weaknesses.

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans' 5 to start 2Q: Fredette, Rivers, Asik, Anderson, Cunningham.

John Reid

Anthony Davis missed nine of 11 shots in first quarter.

John Reid

Pelicans made only 29.2 percent of their shots in first quarter. They are trailing 32-17.

Jason Calmes

The Pelicans are down 32-17 at the end of the first quarter. The Pels were 7-24 in the first quarter.

Nakia Hogan

At end of 1Q: Blazers 32, Pelicans 17. Pelicans shot 29.2 percent from the field in the 1Q.

Jimmy Smith

This one shaping up to be a route in #Blazers' favor. Still 3Q to go, though, PDX up 32-13.

John Reid

Trail Blazers leading Pelicans, 30-13.

Jason Calmes

Kaman picks up his second personal foul with just under 2 in the first quarter.

Jimmy Smith

#Blazers' Chris Kaman picks up PF2 at 1:43 1Q. He has been on the floor for 3 minutes.

John Reid

Too many missed jumpers, missed dunks and layups by the Pelicans in first quarter.

John Reid

Nicholas Batum just drove the lane without a Pelicans defender in sight. They didn't play like this in Houston.

Jason Calmes

Davis was 1-7 before that high percentage look.

Jason Calmes

Portland leads the league in rebounds per game. It is going to be tough to grab a board without Asik on the floor.

Jim Eichenhofer

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