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Nikola Mirotic
Nikola Mirotic
Position: F
Born: 02/11/91
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:236 lbs. / 107 kg.
Salary: $12,500,000
At age 32, Rajon Rondo is the second-oldest member of the New Orleans Pelicans, which may partly explain why following Thursday’s dominant Game 3 win over Portland, the point guard sounded a lot like a proud father or uncle. “Personally, I’m extremely happy for Niko (Mirotic),” Rondo said of the fourth-year forward, who poured in 30 points in the most notable performance of his NBA career. “He’s been my teammate for two years in a row now, and what he’s been through the last two years, this is a testament to what he’s been doing, as far as being in the gym and working, believing in himself. On the brightest stage and in the biggest moments, he’s definitely showing up.”
New Orleans’ first home playoff victory since Easter of 2011 was also memorable for the high-decibel support of 18,551 fans, a sellout. Normally fairly stoic on the court, Mirotic raised his arms to the crowd after a few of his 12 baskets, acknowledging the boost. “It was just amazing to play at home with all this crowd,” said Mirotic, who had inexplicably struggled at home during the regular season, but has been excellent everywhere lately. “They were just great tonight. They really helped us with energy and everything. They deserve this success. Hopefully they’re going to be even better next game, and we’ll be better.”