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Anthony Davis with 15 points, 6 rebounds in only 16 minutes of action in 1st half. Pelicans scored 117 points on Tues., have 64 at halftime
Halftime: Pelicans 64, OKC 45. It was a really good half from Tyreke Evans, who had 8 points and 5 assists in 12 minutes.
Jrue Holiday and Tyreke Evans had their way in the first half. Holiday made four of his first five shots.
Pelicans in control - leading 64-45 at halftime against Thunder.
Tyreke Evans' two-handed dunk after baseline drive. The guy is playing like he hadn't miss any time.
In 10 minutes so far, Tyrele Evans has 8 points and 3 assists.
The Pelicans are a much more explosive team with Tyreke Evans on the floor,
Pelicans doing many more quick-hitting plays adn pushing ball in transition. NOLA 22nd in pace last yr. 29th or 30th from '10-11 thru '12-13
Pelicans have five blocks and three steals with 2:30 left before halftime.
Pelicans already with 50-plus points with 5:24 left in 2Q.
Pelicans having no problems getting into the offensive sets or utilizing their firepower to score.Ball touching a lot of hands tonight.
Pelicans up 49-27 with 5:54 remaining in 2Q.
There's Jimmer Fredette hitting a 3-pointer. First points of the game after missing his first three attempts from the field.
Pelicans' Darius Miller looks comfortable taking jump shots tonight. Just made another.
Patric Young in the game after not playing on Tuesday against Rockets.
Pelicans shoot 66.7% in 1Q and lead OKC 36-18.
Pelicans shot 66.7 percent from the field in first quarter. Held Thunder to 34.8 percent.
Pelicans control first quarter, taking 36-18 lead.
Jimmer Fredette and Austin Rivers paired together.Fredette playing off the ball for now.
I think Anthony Davis is ready for regular season. He's scored 35 points in the last 4 quarters he's played, with 4 minutes left in this one
Jimmer Fredette enters for the first time with 4:05 left in 1Q.
Austin Rivers has to finish around the rim better, especially when he beats the defender. Had that problem last season.
Austin Rivers just made nice drive to the basket, but missed layup. But A.Davis got the tip-in.
Pelicans' Austin Rivers first guard off bench. He's paired in the backcourt with Jrue Holiday.
Not a bad 6:33 stint in his preseason debut for Tyreke Evans (6 points, 3 assists, 1 block). NOLA leads 24-8
This isn't close to being the real OKC team the Pelicans are playing.
Pelicans center Omer Asik makes nice bounce pass to Jrue Holiday, who makes layup.
Pelicans contesting nearly every shot attempted by Thunder.
Pelicans in control leading 16-6 with 7:10 left in 1Q.
Early highlights: Anthony Davis with block of a 3-pointer (Perry Jones), a rarity in NBA except for by him. Tyreke 3-point play, looks quick
Pelicans making it look very easy early on against the overmatched and short-handed Thunder. Pels lead 16-6 with 7:10 to play in 1Q.
Nice spin around move by Tyreke Evans for shot in the lane. He's attacking just like he did during the final stretch of last season.
Omer Asik definitely showing he's an enforcer in the paint. Making it difficult for Thunder shooters.
Pelicans having no problems running their offense tonight so far. They are out to 11-4 lead. Everything clicking.
Tyreke Evans makes nice drive to the basket for layup. Looks quick tonight.
Definitely not the Thunder starting lineup tonight we'll be seeing in the regular season.
It took less than 30 seconds for Tyreke Evans to connect with Anthony Davis for alley oop dunk. That duo was great in 2nd half of '13-14
Opening possession of game, Jrue Holiday gets steal in backcourt.
Former Pelicans forward Lance Thomas starting tonight for Thunder.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks said former Pelicans guard Anthony Morrow has been everything they expected.
Pelicans' Tyreke Evans looks eager to play after missing the first four preseason games. Wondering will he emerge like last season?
Rookie forward Patric Young didn't play Tuesday against Houston. Wondering will he play tonight.
Eric Gordon is dressed in warmups, but he is standing on the sideline while his teammates take shots.
Tonight's officials: crew chief Ken Mauer, Brent Barnaky, Mitchell Ervin.
It is beast cancer awareness night according to TV screens inside the arena. There is also a pink Pelicans logo. Havent see it elsewhere.
The Pelicans have a Mac and Cheese stand with three different types.
They no longer need to go outside the arena to get to guest services.
Another new note, the SKC box office is now, at least partially, inside. This is excellent for season ticket holders.
Tonight is a chance for Luke Babbitt to show his value as a perimeter shooter. Pelicans still looking for more consistency at the SF spot.
Pelicans coach Monty Williams said a priority tonight is limiting turnovers. They had 23 against the Rockets on Tuesday night.
Part of the new main entrance to the arena. http://t.co/aFZHdqaN6C
There is kind of a hidden lounge outside of section 301. http://t.co/MYBAs6IJxp
New pop a shot machines installed upstairs. http://t.co/R1A9KI8w3r
Pelicans SG Eric Gordon, who has back spasms, is not expected to play tonight against the Thunder.
You can find it by this sign. http://t.co/q1EZsNemuR
This is the new sports bar near section 105. 6 tvs if you get tired of the Pelicans game. http://t.co/GzLlyCRGZ6
Jimmer Fredette enters tonight's game as the Pels' leading scorer with 13.8 average. He's shooting 57.6 percent from the field, 55.6 on 3s.
Thunder coach Scott Brooks on Anthony Davis: ''He's definitely on the rise. I think he's there already.''
There are more people than you'd expect in their seats 45 minutes before a preseason game tips off.
Thunder guard Russell Westbrook not playing tonight against Pelicans. He's resting up because Thunder play Friday against Toronto.
Starting lineups for tonight's game, Tyreke Evans at guard with Jrue Holiday. Familiar face Lance Thomas in OKC five: http://t.co/JeItfcLw3l
Babbitt to start at SF. He's my bet to start during the regular season.
Tyreke Evans to get the start at SG tonight in Gordon's absence.
With Eric Gordon out, Tyreke Evans will start at SG and Luke Babbitt starts at SF tonight for the Pelicans.
GM Dell Demps has been sitting courtside talking with someone. I'm too scared to get near and eavesdrop.
Luke Babbitt starting at SF against the Thunder tonight.
Former Pelicans SG Anthony Morrow, who plays for OKC, will not play tonight vs. Pels because of a sore ankle. He will play tomorrow.
Pelicans release their lineup for tonight - Tyreke Evans starting at shooting guard.
Ibaka is now draining 3s. http://t.co/4phvMTXiBj
Pierre is near me and I now fear for my life...
Ibaka has been going through a major offensive workout. Getting into the post and scoring. Davis and Asik may have their hands full tonight.
Former Pelican Anthony Morrow draining shots. http://t.co/lB4kaF89Za
Salmons is the last Pelican out on the court shooting. http://t.co/AcoEXInLoL
Do the seats look a little further back? http://t.co/QmnW9BXEpR
It looked like officials were measuring the distance of the baseline courtside seats to the court boundary.
Closeup of the Pelicans new court design. http://t.co/sdKMc362Rx
Anthony Davis on facing OKC in preseason tonight:"They’ve got a lot of guys who can play. It’s a good test for us offensively + defensively"
Eric Gordon said his back tightened up overnight after Tuesday's game vs. Houston. He said the spasm are nothing serious.
Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans (hamstring) is probable for tonight's vs. OKC. SG Eric Gordon (back) is doubtful.