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Pelicans go into halftime trailing 59-49.
Pelicans just look out of sync. Came here last April, they looked the same way - disjointed. Nuggets won that game by 30.
Nuggets moving the ball and getting their desired shots.
At this point, Pelicans just need to get ball to Anthony Davis.
Drew Brees-esque pass from Gordon to Davis on that last fast break bucket. Long pass and right on the money.
Jeff Withey just had layup blocked - too passive.
Ryan Anderson and Austin Rivers have combined to make 2 of 11 shots.
Jeff Withey in the game.
Pelicans have been a step slow throughout the first half. Kenneth Faried easily drove around Ryan Anderson for a dunk. Nuggets up 50-34.
Might be time to get Anthony Davis back into the game before lead gets too big. Pelicans trailing 44-34 with 5:59 remaining in 2Q.
Did I see that right? JaVale McGee gave an older female fan a kiss in the first row after chasing a loose ball. While the ball was in play
It took the Pelicans almost five minutes into the second quarter to make their first shot from the field - John Salmons' 3-pointer.
Almost four minutes into second quarter, Pelicans have not made a shot from the field - 0 of 5.
Ryan Anderson starts 1-for-5 from field and has taken several tough shots, but he has neon green light to fire with group of subs + Ajinca
Pelicans sleepwalking -- too many turnovers (7) and not enough stops. Nuggets shooting at 59 percent.
Time for John Salmons to do something.
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.