New Orleans Pelicans Weekly: Pelicans Fall Short To Pacers, Jrue Holiday Forgets What Team He Plays For

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.

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon healthy is tremendous, but that’s a bit iffy. ( photo)

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.

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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.

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Topics: Indiana Pacers, Jrue Holiday, New Orleans Pelicans

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