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Just talked to Anthony Davis. He said his right wrist is fine. He wanted to return to game but Monty Williams held him out.
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Pelicans close out with 88-84 victory against Wizards, but struggled in fourth quarter.
IT'S FINALLY OVER. Pelicans 88, Wizards 84. Pels starters were great. Reserves horrible.
Pelicans' backups struggling in fourth quarter to close out game. Wizards have outscored Pels 36-18 in quarter.
That was a terrible foul by Austin Rivers. Fouling a 3-point shooter with 18 seconds left.
This game used to be a blowout. Now with 49 seconds, the Pelicans lead is 89-78.
Pelicans' reserves have been sloppy with the ball. They have nine turnovers in 4Q.
Jimmer Fredette not injured. Just didn't get a lot of minutes tonight from Coach Monty Williams. But he's re-entered with 3:30 left.
Jeff Withey has plenty of work ahead. He hasn't done much in the preseason.
Rookie Patric Young has entered the game. But rookie guard Russ Smith has not got off the bench yet.
Pelicans are leading 78-62 with 5:37 6o play.
Pelicans say PF Anthony Davis has right wrist sprain. Will not return.
Austin Rivers has played 16 minutes tonight, 2-of-5 from field for 6 points with two assists.
Anthony Davis has a sprained right wrist. He is "questionable" to return. But given the game, that's highly unlikely.
Jimmer Fredette has played only three minutes tonight.
Pelicans winning easily, but they have made only 3-of-12 3-pointers and have 16 turnovers.
At end of 3Q: Pelicans 69, Wizards 48
I'm waiting on official Anthony Davis update. It doesn't look serious. He's on bench with wrist wrapped in a towel. No obvious signs of pain
All of Pelicans starters have played 20 minutes or more.
Ryan Anderson delivering another strong preseason performance - 11 pts and 8 rebounds off the bench.
Pelicans are leading Wizards 60-38 with 5:49 left in 3Q.
Pelicans start third quarter on 11-5 run. Dominating.
Omer Asik looking for his shot more in the post. That's a good thing.
Looks like trainers taped Anthony Davis' right wrist. He's flexing it now. Again, doesn't look serious.
Trainers are working on on Anthony Davis' right wrist or hand. Doesn't look serious. Ryan Anderson in for A.D.
Can't be overlooked that the Wizards don't have most of their top players playing tonight - John Wall, Paul Pierce.
Anthony Davis made 7-of-8 shots for 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Pelicans leading, 49-29, at halftime
Halftime: Pels 49, Wizards 28. In first half Pels got to see how a variety of lineup work. Impressed with Evans at SF & the big front court
Anthony Davis made his first six shots before missing a 14-foot jumper.
Anthony Davis just took a hard fall on an attempted alley-hoop. Scary moment, but he gets up
Ryan Anderson playing at small forward in the second quarter.
Pelicans leading Wizards 45-23 with 2:05 left in 2Q.
Monty Williams is now using the big front court with Gordon and Holiday in the back court. Evans taking a break,
Pelicans leading Wizards 41-21 with 4:46 left before halftime.
Omer Asik has six rebounds in nine minutes.
Pelicans are also using zone for the first time this preseason.
Pelicans now have their big front court in Davis, Asik, Anderson.
Four minutes into the second quarter, Pelicans' only points have come from guard Jimmer Fredette
Pelicans answering Coach Monty Williams' emphasis on rebounding. They have a 18-8 edge on the boards.
Two minutes into the second quarter, Pelicans leading Wizards, 30-16.Pelicans showing firepower for third consecutive game.
Pelicans closed out the final 5:12 of the first quarter on a 13-2 run.
John Salmons had 3 fouls in 3 minutes.
Pelicans shot 56% in 1Q and held Wizards to 26%. Monty has to be pleased.
Pelicans looked really good in 1Q. Lead Wizards 28-14. Wizards are playing w/o B.Beal, P. Pierce, J. Wall.
Anthony Davis has started the game making his first five shots for 10 points.
Pelicans' offense clicking early against Wizards. They are shooting 59 percent from the field and hold a 28-12 lead in 1Q.
Current backcourt for Pelicans, PG Rivers, SG Salmons, SF Babbitt. No Jimmer.
As much as it appears Jimmer Fredette has beaten out Austin Rivers for backup guard spot, I'm not sure Monty Williams agrees.
Austin Rivers first sub for Pelicans. He checks in for Gordon, who has 2 fouls.
Pelicans lead Wizards 15-10 with 5:46 to play in 1Q.
Tyreke Evans as a point-forward looks good. He has been solid on defense too.
Pelicans' Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans and Eric Gordon in the starting lineup together tonight for first time in preseason.
the 6-6, 220-pound Evans is guarding Otto Porter, who is 6-8, 198
Evans with a nice offensive rebound and assist to Holiday for Pelicans first bucket.
Pelicans starting lineup: C Asik, PF Davis, SF Evans, SG Gordon, PG Holiday
Tonight against Wizards, the Pelicans will have their full contingent of players available to play for the first time in preseason
Doing a Pelicans Twitter mailbag this week and will answer any questions you may have about the team, a player or position battle.Fire away.
In Baltimore for our game tonight.
Peyton with the record! Congrats to him. An All time great and well deserved.
How About Now....... Drake is tough
Just landed in Baltimore. Anybody know a good place eat here?
Merry Christmas FL State......
What a great game.
Down to this drive!