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Last call for Rip City Report Questions. @chold and I are recording shortly.
Stop what you are doing, and note this: Anthony Davis's PER (37.1) is somehow greater than Kobe Bryant's usage rate (36.8).
Another day another blessing
Good win tonight.
Y'all have a goodnight ✌️
LRT looks like RoLo is using the force.
Pelicans Jrue Holliday and Tyreke Evans combined 0-for-14 in the 4th quarter tonight. Serves them right for having those first names
Anthony Davis was 2-for-5 in the fourth. Tyreke and Jrue Holiday went 0-for-14.
Dame on Lopez in the fourth: "I could see it on his face that he was locked in."
Damian Lillard and Wesley Matthews both mentioned the Spurs unprompted as a model of winning with depth/versatility.
FINAL: 102-93 Blazers. Lillard with 24, 7 ast, 4 rebounds. Aldridge with 22 and 9. Davis had 25 after 3. Finishes w/ 31, 11 rebs, 3 blocks.
Pretty much convinced that the "NBA's best player" title will go straight from LeBron James to Anthony Davis, bypassing Kevin Durant.
Pelicans led 83-68 with 10:03 to play. Blazers close on a 34-10 run to seal it.
Blazers 102, Pelicans 93 – FINAL
Blazers up 100-93 with 3.1 left. This one's over. Pels collapse but Blazers salvage another game when trailing by 15 or more.
100-93 Blazers, 15.4 left. Portland has outscored NOLA 32-13 in Q4.
Robin Lopez with the "naw dog" head shake at mid-court after contesting the A.Davis corner three.
Anthony Davis: 14-for-20; Evans/Holiday/Rivers: 11-for-41...
98-93 Blazers, 29.1 left. Robin Lopez. Robin Lopez. And Robin Lopez.
Dame. Stop it.
Steve Blake vine, please. Thanks in advance, Internet.
Words can't describe whatever it was that Steve Blake just did.
Tyreke Evans, Jrue Holiday and Austin Rivers are a combined 0-8 in the fourth quarter. Poor Anthony Davis left to set high screens
Between timely rebounding, rim protecting, kick-out passes and sturdy defense, Rolo has changed this game in ways unseen on boxscore.
Both Freeman and I busted out the phantom swearing after RoLo's basket.
93-91 Blazers, 2:21 left, featuring the Robin Lopez takeover.
Robin Lopez has been fan-bleeping-tastic on defense in the fourth. And then he gets the go-ahead bucket. Moda Center going bonkers.
Second-chance three is the most Blazer possession.
89-88 Pelicans with 3:11 left.
RoLo shaking his head very hard after that foul call.
20 and 6 for Aldridge now. One-point Pels lead.
5th on Wes.
Good stretch for CJ but it looks like Stotts checked his watch. Lillard back in.
Without Lillard in the game Portland has pulled within three. Pretty stunning.
CJ McCollum out here earning some minutes. Good defense, doing little things and doing his thing on O. Blazers down 87-84 with 6:03 left.
Five point game? LaMarcus hitting mid-range jumpers? What is this?
Even without C Omer Asik, Pelicans winning rebound battle 33-31
Stotts isn't messing around. Aldridge-Matthews-Lopez checking in…and then so does The Brow. 83-73 Pels with 9:13 left.
Ajinca just dominated those last two plays. That kinda night for the Blazers.
Pelicans hurting themselves at foul line -- 8 for 15
Kaman with a big tip-in for the Blazers to cut the Pels lead to 12. 80-68 New Orleans after 3.
Davis is going to be defensive POY this season and many more to come.
Davis now has 23 points, 6 rebounds, 3 blocks, 3 assists and 2 steals. Sure.
Anthony Davis kicking tail right now -- 23 points as Pelicans take 77-62 lead
Anthony Davis with 12 in the quarter 23 in the game. Pelicans shooting 57 percent. Yikes.
Kaman eats those young defenders for dinner
Anderson ready to check in for the Pels. NO seemed to play even better with him on the court. Portland in dangerous territory.
Damian Lillard trying to get the Blazers going. Long three then a strong drive after a Kaman steal.
Kaman and Blake coming in. Blazers down 15.
Coming into tonight Eric Gordon was 6-for-26 from 3 this season....he's made both his threes tonight. The last one put N.O. up 58-44
Wesley asleep on the weakside. Eric Gordon cashes wide open corner 3. Pels start 2nd half on 9-2 run, up 14 now.
Against Brooklyn, Portland had 26 assists on 33 made field goals. Tonight: 5 on 18.
Half: Pelicans 49, Blazers 42. Lillard leads the Blazers with 10. Anthony Davis has 11, 6 rebs, 3 blocks. Aldridge w/ 6 on 3-for-8, 2 rebs.
Also, FWIW, that was not the first time he's done that. Did it it multiple times last year against Aldridge. Nobody guards LA like AD.
Anthony Davis just blocked an Aldridge fadeaway then blocked a Matthews shot and it led to two FTs. What a terror.
Anthony Davis just earned my vote for Defensive Player of the Year.
Pels defending well. Blazers have had to take a lot of tough shots.
Pelicans already with 30 points in the paint.