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That play had everything but the finish from Asik.
Omer Asik fumbling too many passes in the post and unable to finish
So far in first quarter, Pelicans giving up 50 percent shooting and they have to rebound better.
Magic showing some fight, running their offense with little difficulty against Pelicans. N.O. trailing 15-14 with 5:24 in 1Q.
Eric Gordon makes nice 3-point shot to put Pelicans ahead 14-11.
Pelicans already have 3 blocks in first 6 minutes. Most surprising: Jrue Holiday welcoming Elfrid Payton to NBA with swat of reverse layup
Asik isn't an offensive monster, but he is competent, which is something we haven't had from our second big these last few years.
Tyreke Evans has assisted on 3 of the Pelicans' first 5 field goals.
Defense seems more active and aggressive tonight, which you can do when you have a guy like Asik anchoring things.
Nice pick-and-roll from Evans to Asik. Convinced Evans could be best PG on team. At SF tonight.
Anthony Davis steal and uncontested dunk.
AD steals and goes coast to coast... This season is going to be fun.
Omer Asik has spend a lot of time during camp working on FTs; misses first two of the season.
Anthony Davis has missed his first two mid-range shots. Time to get inside.
Nice block by Jrue Holiday on Elfrid Payton's layup attempt.
Elfrid Payton's first career shot attempt was blocked by the Pelicans' Jrue Holiday.
AD starts off with two jumpers and two misses.
Going have to get used to the red jerseys
Don't look like the Pelicans are going to have a home opener sellout
2014-15 season is about to get underway.
Anthony Davis gets the microphone at midcourt and thanks the fans for their support
No surprise, Anthony Davis gets the loudest cheers during player introductions.
Looking to see how center Omer Asik will emerge as a rim protector. He's going to get tested tonight.
It's red-out for the home opener. Fans wearing red t-shirts. Pelicans wearing red uniforms.
Pels should be able to take control of game. A much bigger test is ahead with upcoming games against Mavs,Grizzlies, Hornets, Spurs, Cavs
Ahh League Pass music... How I've missed you.. We're close people.
Also interested in seeing how Coach Monty Williams uses his bench. How will he divide the minutes between Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers.
Looking to see if the Pelicans will come out tonight and control the pace and score quickly.
Starting lineup sheet for Magic vs. Pelicans: http://t.co/uZSjE1Kr7M
Magic are now listing Marrero native Elfrid Payton as the starting point guard.
Starters for Magic: PG Elfrid Payton, SG Evan Fournier, SF Kyle O'Quinn, PF Tobias Harris, C Nikola Vucevic
Starters for Pelicans: PG Jrue Holiday, SG Eric Gordon, SF Tyreke Evans, PF Anthony Davis, C Omer Asik.
Pelicans starting lineup tonight - Tyreke Evans at SF, Anthony Davis at PF, Omer Asik at C, Eric Gordon at SG, Jrue Holiday at PG.
Tonight's officials: crew chief Tony Brothers, David Jones, Dedric Taylor.
Monty Williams on entering opener against Magic with no major injuries. ''It does feel good have everybody ready to play.''
The Pelicans have lost two of their last three opening games. They haven't won a home opener since beating Milwaukee in 2010.
The Magic will be without F/C Channing Frye, who has a left MCL sprain.
Outside of rotation and lineup management, the big thing I'm looking for tonight is how Monty adjusts our defensive schemes with Asik.
Monty Williams:''Our guys are ready to go. They had a tough camp and some hard practices. They're ready to get out there and start playing''
Rookies Russ Smith and Patric Young are the Pelicans' two inactives tonight vs. Magic.
Pelicans put rookies Russ Smith and Patric Young on inactive list for tonight's game
We have an answer to the small forward question. Tyreke Evans will be on the court for tipoff tonight.
Pelican fans are you ready for opening night???
Ryan Anderson on Orlando roster changes since he left in 2012: "The trainer is the same, the equipment manager is the same. That’s it."
Pelicans list rookie point guard Russ Smith as having a sprained left thumb, probable to play.
I spoke too soon on that Saints penalties thing.
Can the Panthers jump on a plane and just come and play the Saints right after this one ends tonight?
A sack of Rogers by Cam starts the 4th.
Aaron Rogers = not rattled