The New Orleans Pelicans are having a solid preseason thus far and although they have a 3-0 record, all three of their games were extremely close.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Houston Rockets
The Pelicans began their 2013-14 NBA preseason with a 116-115 victory over the new and improved, revamped Houston Rockets. At the end of the first quarter, New Orleans fell behind, 33-22, but managed to cut the lead to 57-54 at the end of the half. In the second quarter, Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans left the game and did not return with a left ankle injury after rolling his ankle. Evans received x-rays that came back negative. At the end of the third, the score was 91-82 Rockets. The Pelicans then came back to win, 116-115 in a close one.
It was great to see Morrow put up the performance he did, as he finished with 26 points, five rebounds, 8-for-15 from the field, 3-for-6 from the 3-point line, and 7-for-7 from the free-throw line.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks
New Orleans defeated the Dallas Mavericks 94-92 in their second preseason game. At the end of the first, the Pelicans led 21-20 and at the end of the half, the Mavericks took the lead, 42-39. At the end of the third, it was 67-62 Dallas, but once again, the Pelicans came back won 94-92 in yet another close battle.
Davis had another great performance, finishing with 25 points, seven rebounds, 11-for-19 from the field, and 3-for-3 from the free-throw line.
The Pelicans shot .667 from 3-point range, which was very impressive.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic
The Pelicans defeated the Orlando Magic 99-95 in their third preseason game. At the end of the first quarter, the Magic led 24-21 and at the half, Orlando had the lead, 47-41. At the end of the third, the score was 71-68 Pelicans and they won 99-95.
Davis continued to be a scoring machine, as he finished with 29 points, but was 9-for-20 from the field.
While it was great to see Davis continue to score, his field goal percentage is not up to par, so hopefully he can turn that around once the regular season begins.
- Anthony Davis
- Anthony Morrow
- Austin Rivers