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Nuggets led 31-26 at end of first quarter.
Bad first quarter effort from Pelicans. They got outscored 29-12 by the Denver Nuggets after opening with 14-2 lead.
Pelicans are going have to defend the post better and stay in front of Ty Lawson.
Another mistake - 24-second shot clock violation against Pelicans
Anthony Davis has made his first four shots and scored 10 of the Pelicans' first 18.
Denver fights back to the tie the score at 18. The Nuggets went on a 9-2 run.
Anthony Davis 3-for-3 on jumpers early and has 8 points, but Nuggets quickly get back into it with better play. Tied at 18 at 4:00
Stupid foul from Eric Gordon sending Afflalo to the FT line for 3. Not much of a foul, but there was contact.
Great steal by AD leading to a turnover by Tyreke Evans on the fast break. Not the first time we have seen that sequence.
Tyreke Evans having no problems penetrating into the lane.
Pelicans out to 14-2 lead, crowd silent but heard a few boos
Couldn't ask for a better start, Pelicans look sharp after not playing since Tuesday, a step ahead of Nuggets on O. NOLA 12-2 just 3:47 in
Didn' take long for Pelicans to find their rhythm - have jumped out 12-2 lead against Nuggets.
Pelicans opened game missing their first two shots
Just got note from Pelicans Omer Asik re-aggravated lower back in warm ups will not play
Asik re-aggravation of back injury took place during pregame warmups. Tip-off is coming up in about 30 minutes
Update: Omer Asik re-aggravated his lower back. He has been downgraded to out for tonight's game.
Omer Asik is expected to start tonight against Nuggets
Told Stan Van Gundy thinks Denver altitude edge is a myth, Monty said: "I’ve never seen Stan running up and down the floor chasing anybody."
How bout them Raiders
Pelicans have won five of their last seven games. Losses in that span were at Cleveland and at Portland
Riding around in Denver. There's a marijuana shop right next door to a Voodoo Donut shop. Strange, huh.
Ryan Anderson on bouncing back after losing at Portland by giving up lead the night before: "This is a big defining win for us."
Monty on Anthony Davis: "I'd like to see him get 25 shots a game. We haven't been able to do that as much as we want to. He's efficient."
Monty: "It was a solid team win. We had a number of guys contribute. To do that without Omer, it says a lot about our mental toughness."
Ryan Anderson on holding on to beat Kings after late run by Sac: "To win a tough game, a fighting game, it's a great win for us."
Next up at Denver on Friday for Pelicans.
Pelicans hold on this time, beat Kings 106-100
Pelicans beat Kings, 106-100. Big road victory to improve to 6-4.
Replay to determine possession, but Pelicans are up 105-98 with 11.4 seconds to go and just about everyone's headed to the exits
Pelicans leading 103-98 with 27.5 seconds left.
Tyreke Evans comes up with 2 huge baskets, then Jrue Holiday gets key steal, followed by Anthony Davis 1-2 FTs. NOLA 103-97 at 0:28
Don't like defensive matchup with Ryan Anderson on DeMarcus Cousins.
Pelicans are at their best when they move the ball and several players get touches. They are not good when it's mostly isolation plays.
A portion of the crowd left after Kings were down 10, but Kings are within 98-92 at 2:08. Never leave early. Ray Allen taught us that
Ryan Anderson having great offensive game, but don't like defensive matchup with him defending DeMarcus Cousins.
Pelicans are leading Kings 98-87 with 2:57 left. If they can hold on, it'll almost make up for the debacle last night.
Another big shot by Eric Gordon - strong fourth quarter.
Eric Gordon nails a right-wing 3, a dagger to give Pelicans 97-87 lead. Best game of 2014-15 for Gordon, with 17 points. 3:10 left
Big Ryan Anderson 2nd half in his hometown, scoring 15 of his 22 pts. 22 is most points for him at Sacramento in NBA. Previous best was 19
Big shot by Eric Gordon - Pelicans leading 88-81.
Anthony Davis is limping.
Anthony Davis checks back in with 9:07 left in 4th and Pelicans up 82-79. Davis has 24 pts (3 fouls). His season high in points in 31
It has been done -
Monty Williams has seen enough. Here come Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans back into the game. Pels lead has been cut to 82-79 with 9:07 left.
Monty Williams has to change up this lineup he has in right now.
Bad pass by Austin Rivers-- leads to turnover and points by Kings.Where's Jrue Holiday or Tyreke Evans?
Kings cut deficit to 80-74 at 10:26 of 4th. During Pelicans timeout, to get fans pumped, they played the famous SNL "More cowbell" skit
Monty Williams isn;t taking anything to chance tonight. After Kings cut what was a 10-point Pels lead to 80-74, he gets a timeout.
Pelicans were cold early but have given themselves chances on O by only committing 3 turnovers. Another under-the-radar stat: Jrue 9 assists
Anderson loves that shot so much. We support him taking it.
Another strong 3Q from Pelicans. They outscored Kings 31-15.