New Orleans Pelicans Rumors
Two days after Mirotic put up 30 points in the New Orleans Pelicans’ season opener, Holiday told his teammate that for every game that he scores at least 30 points, he’d owe him a bottle of wine. Mirotic had a career-high 36 points in Friday’s record-setting 149-129 win over the Sacramento Kings. “I guess I owe him a bottle,” Holiday said after the victory.
Anthony Davis was one of the first to greet Mirotic as he walked off the floor to congratulate him for a job well done. “It was amazing,” Davis said. “You saw the reaction on the bench. He said he surprised himself but when you in the zone like that, good things start to happen for him. When he’s playing that well, it makes our team better.”
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis on averaging 7.0 assists through two games (he averaged 2.3 last season): “I’m just trying to get my teammates involved. When (defenses) come double-team, I’m finding the open guy. That’s what Houston tried to do, and I was able to pick them apart.”
Will Guillory: Tonight’s starters: NOP: Payton, Holiday, Moore, Mirotic and Davis SAC: Fox, Ferrell, Hield, Bjelica and Cauley-Stein Pels also announced that Julius Randle (foot) will be available tonight
Jim Eichenhofer: Anthony Davis on Jrue Holiday and Elfrid Payton: “I feel like we have the best backcourts in the game. Those two guys on the ball is ridiculous… just seeing it live and getting a chance to play for real (at Houston) when it matters, it was fun to watch.”