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Pelicans leading Spurs, 47-29 with 6:23 remaining in 2Q
Coery Joseph has been having an awful game......KEEP IT UP!
Pelicans forcing plenty of tough shots by Spurs.
AD leads all with 12pts in 15mins
Pelicans shooting at 67.9 percent to ambush the Spurs right now. During one stretch they made five consecutive shots.
So much yes! Pels lead 43-25 with 8:44 in the 2nd!
Pelicans shooting at 72 percent, leading Spurs 41-21.
Pelicans closed out first quarter on 14-1 run. Now they got to keep foot on pedal.
Might be loudest it's been in arena in a few years right now. Incredible volume from crowd. Jrue buries tough jumper to close 1Q. NOLA 34-19
Pelicans shot 68.2 in the first quarter (15 of 22).
Jrue Holiday on ball-pressure and he just made a 21-foot jumper at buzzer, Pelicans leading Spurs 34-19.
Pelicans leading Spurs 32-19
Pelicans' defensive play starting to take over game.
Pelicans' athleticism starting to show against veteran team.
Pelicans have made 13 of 19 shots.
Tyreke Evans making Spurs pay early for going under screens on defense. Evans much improved on jumper. Evans 9 pts. NOLA 29-18
Pelicans making a push, leading 27-18 after scoring on two consecutive possessions. Anthony Davis just threw down a dunk.
The clock keeps on ticking with these Spurs - they don't change anything, just force you out your comfort zone.
Both teams off to good offensive starts, when they don't turn the ball over. NOLA 9/15 FGs but 4 turnovers. SA 8/14 with 2
Pelicans struggling with Tony Parker on drives off pick and roll. He has made 4-of-5 shots for eight points in 9 minutes.
Pelicans better keep foot on pedal.
Jrue Holiday about to enter and his defensive assignment will be Tony Parker.
Immense energy from Anthony Davis in opening 6 minutes, all over floor but couple turnovers and 1/4 FGs. He settles in, look out. Tied at 12
Both Pelicans and Spurs shooting at 60 percent or better. Anthony Davis is 1-of-4 from field.
Thunder leading Timberwolves 19-8 early in first quarter. Pelicans-Spurs tied at 12.
Spurs crowding Anthony Davis, he's going to need to hit that mid-range jumper tonight.
Pelicans off to a 6-of-10 shooting start.
Pelicans' help defense on Tony Parker's drives in the lane got to come quick
Pelicans take first lead 10-8 on Tyreke Evans' layup.
This is most Tyreke Evans will see of Tony Parker on defense this season. Jrue Holiday played in the three prior games vs. Spurs
Pels and Spurs about to get started http://t.co/oF8AO82rSz
We're off to good start. Couldn't hear much of Spurs intros with crowd booing loudly. Heard even less than usual of Anthony Davis announced
Give it a little bit of time and this place will be full and rocking on red.
SKC is about 85% full, rain delayed a lot of people, but it is loud. Feels like a playoff atmosphere.
Gregg Popovich and Monty Williams embrace before battle begins
The SKC isn't full yet but there is a different atmosphere tonight. A mixture of nerves and excitement.
Anthony Davis hasn't missed. Pelicans are gonna need his best game of the year tonight. http://t.co/i3zeffi9hr
The Spurs look focused for tonight's game. http://t.co/MGbadvFklE
Tonight's officials: crew chief Monty McCutchen, Tony Brown, Nick Buchert.
Tonight's starters: Pondexter, Davis, Asik, Gordon, Evans.
26 minutes till tipoff. Only seen a out 10 Spurs fans.
If the Pelicans make the playoffs, they would play Saturday vs. Warriors at Oracle Arena in the first round.
There's a chance Jrue Holiday's minutes restriction may be adjusted tonight. He has averaged about 15 minutes since returning from injury
Evans practicing drive and kicks. http://t.co/9HbM4PdMXD
More amazing blocks stats on Anthony Davis this season: He's had 53 blocks this season in1Q, 40 in 2Q, 70 in 3Q and 34 in 4th.
Anthony Davis needs two more blocks for 500 in his career.
Blurry former Hornet Marco Belinelli. http://t.co/QyS5eot2DA
Evans is draining everything. http://t.co/23xhXVvdmM
Gordon warming up before tonight's game. http://t.co/caZYMRqCPx
Pop wishes this game didn't matter and that he could rest players.
PJ Carlesimo is hanging around. Said hi to Monty for a bit.
Says jumping out to a good start is of utmost importance.
The injuries have really taken their toll last few years, caused them to regroup, make some adjustments to schemes
Kept same routine today, says that helps. nerves are there, but they aren't afraid.
Says AD has embraced the challenge, knows that he has to be big tonight.
Monty won't deny that this game is different than other regular season games. Not a game to compare it to.
Anthony Davis: ''We know what they (Spurs) are going to do, they know what we are going to do.''
Since Feb. 27, the Spurs are 14-1 against Western Conference opponents.
Gregg Popovich on importance of game for both teams: "It will be a war. Everybody’s going to be on the floor, laying it all out there.”
Gregg Popovich on the conference's tight race: "For six or seven teams in the West, the playoffs started a while back."
Anthony Davis at shootaround on game: "Hoping it’s going to be pretty loud, pretty crazy. We’re definitely going to need our fans tonight."
Pelicans are 7-16 at home All-time vs. Spurs. Monty Williams is 6-13 against Spurs.
Looked up some numbers today: Pelicans has won two of three games vs. Spurs this season. But their all-time record is 11-36 vs.Spurs.