Pelicans Beat Hawks, Davis And Morrow Shine
The New Orleans Pelicans (21-27) have won 5 of the last 6 games in which Anthony Davis has played. Wednesday night, it was Davis and Anthony Morrow propelling the Pelicans past the Atlanta Hawks 105-100.
Davis started the game aggressive, never letting up. In 36 minutes, Davis earned his 22nd double-double of the season, scoring 27 points on only 14 shots, while grabbing 14 rebounds, and providing constant energy for New Orleans.
“I try to go out there and be great every game,” David said to Fox Sports New Orleans reporter Jen Hale. “When they see me going, the whole team goes…we’ve won 5 of the last 7, so we need to keep it up and stay aggressive.”
Aggressive is a good work to describe Anthony Morrow’s defense on Hawks sharp-shooter Kyle Korver. Morrow, known as a sharp-shooter himself, has never been known for playing great defense, but he got the better of Korver Wednesday night.
Morrow scored 16 points of his own, while holding Korver to only 6, less than half his average. For Morrow, the key to slowing down Korver came before tip-off.
“I just need to know my matchups,” Morrow told Hale. “Watching the film and knowing him (Korver) coming in…I just want to contribute defensively so I can contribute offensively.”
If Morrow continues to play solid defense, his minutes will continue to increase.
The Pelicans will continue to ride their recent wave of momentum this Friday night when they host the Minnesota Timberwolves. The game is nationally televised on ESPN, with tip-off set for 8:30.