Jrue Holiday lifts Pelicans with game-saving block in Game 1
Jrue Holiday lifts Pelicans with game-saving block in Game 1
San Antonio Spurs at New Orleans Pelicans 4/11/18, Prediction & Odds
17 April, 2018, 20:32
In an unusual set of circumstances, just a solitary game separated these sides over the course of the regular season, meaning we could be in for a close series.
What were some of the determining factors in the series?
The New Orleans Pelicans (47-34) are in the playoff and the they are looking for a better seeding. A hostile, raucous home crowd gained steam behind an up-tempo, relentless Pelicans attack that took an early lead and never let it slip away.
Portland's Damian Lillard says he likes the first-round matchup against the Pelicans, but in nearly the same breath he lists the reasons why New Orleans is risky.
The Blazers then had another chance, but Damian Lillard missed the shot, and while Nurkic again nearly got the rebound, Davis got it away from him and forced him to foul. "We ask him to try and get 20 points for us every night and we ask him to guard the best perimeter player". But the Pelicans were worse: They shot just 4/24 (16.7 percent) from three. At the Pelicans' offensive end of the floor, however, this will be the most important matchup of the series. The Blazers shot just 11/35 (31.4 percent) in that loss. Clearly, this was a New Orleans team that showed up with something to play for. That would have allowed two days between the second and third games, giving each team a full day of rest, especially considering the duration of the flight from Portland to New Orleans.
Outrebounding an opponent is not necessarily a guarantee of success.
Rob Gronkowski Still Mulling Retirement
The source, however, indicated there has been communication with the Patriots and Gronkowski's camp recently. Gronkowski is still reportedly considering whether he'll play in the 2018 season.
The New Orleans Pelicans look to take a 2-0 series lead against the Portland Trailblazers in Game 2 at the Moda Center on Tuesday night. Leonard returned briefly this season but has been shelved for the last several months with a quadricep injury that doesn't appear to be healing very well. In their two victories against New Orleans, the Blazers either grabbed more total rebounds or more offensive rebounds.
The San Antonio Spurs and host New Orleans Pelicans have both clinched a playoff berth, but will be vying for seeding in tonight's game. The Pelicans scored their most points ever in 67 all-time games against the Spurs, surpassing their total in a 121-116 victory on February 28. The other key is Anthony Davis. In the Blazers' win on March 27, Davis scored 36 points - but by that point, he was without Cousins.
The Pelicans are 4-1 ATS in the last five head-to-head meetings with San Antonio.
Davis stepped up in Cousins' absence, averaging 30.4 points and 11.8 rebounds.
The battle inside - The Pelicans ended the regular season as the most potent paint scoring team in the National Basketball Association. That's because Davis is a premier talent.
That is the most important thing for us, that we play as a team, as 11 players, and so each goal for me is to help the team. "If you had a choice, then of course it is the Champions League ", he told the Daily Mail .
The day began with a bit of deju vu as massive crowds of teachers inundated the capitol, lobbying for additional school funding. I've been here eight years, they've been talking about taxing improvement for 40 years and they've done nothing about it.
The question is if Philadelphia adapts immediately to his return - and if, say, Hassan Whiteside is ready to play a rival of his. The Philadelphia 76ers, down all night, fought to climb back to within two points of Miami with three minutes left.
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Now he's already gone. "The source said team officials are discussing the situation, and that Worley very well might be released". Worley likely to be cut? It's entirely possible the Eagles opt to draft a cornerback with the No. 32 pick in the first round.
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Trump pardons ex-Cheney aide Lewis 'Scooter' Libby
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