Pelicans Fall Short To Pacers
The New Orleans Pelicans tipped off against the Indiana Pacers Wednesday night inside the New Orleans Arena, in which the Pelicans fell just short, 95-90.
New Orleans got off to a fast start in the first quarter, as their lead continued to build. The first buckets of the game didn’t come until 10:06 on the clock in the first though, when Jrue Holiday knocked down a pair of free throws. Then, within under a minute, Eric Gordon made a layup, followed by an and-one. Gordon got off to a hot start in the quarter and at the end of one, the Pelicans had the 10-point lead, 24-14.
In the second quarter, the Pelicans didn’t make a shot until Jason Smith hit his jumper with 8:56 on the clock, but still had the 8 point lead. The Pelicans continued to build their lead in the quarter, as the Pacers struggled to cut the deficit. At the conclusion of halftime, the score was 50-36 New Orleans.
The Pelicans began their third quarter with another Smith jumper, but had a long drought without scoring until Holiday made his two free throws with 7:11 on the clock. At the end of the third, the Pelicans still had the lead, 66-59, but the Pacers were slowly creeping back.
In the 4th, the Pacers made it just a 5-point deficit, as the score was 68-63 Pelicans at the 11:06 mark. The Pelicans still managed to hold their lead though, but at 6:39, the score was just 74-71 Pelicans. Just about a minute later, the score was then tied up, 76-76. From there, it was a back-and-forth battle. The Pelicans then let it slip away. With just a few seconds left, Indiana nailed their free-throws, winning the game 95-90. The Pacers improved to 2-0, knocking the Pelicans to 0-1 to begin their regular season.
- Anthony Davis
- Jrue Holiday
- Eric Gordon
Jrue Holiday Forgets What Team He Plays For
Before the Pelicans season opener in-front of their home crowd, Jrue Holiday made a pretty big mistake, as he totally forgot what team he played for, and didn’t even realize it.