Pelicans Lose In Frustrating Fashion To Pacers
New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis dove into the second row of seats for a loose ball early in Friday night's home game versus the Indiana Pacers, displaying a hustle and energy his team needs to replicate more often.
Unforunately, it led to a back injury that eventually kept Davis out for the majority of the contest. The team does not currently know his status.
With Davis out, the Pelicans turned up their defense, but their offense was turned off for long stretches, ending in a frustrating loss to Indiana, 91-86.
New Orleans ended the game with a franchise record 21 steals (also a season high for any NBA team). They turned Indiana over a whopping 25 times. More amazing was the Pelicans could only muster 10 points off those turnovers.
With the game up for grabs in the 4th quarter, New Orleans failed to score a single point off the Pacers last 11 turnovers.
Lack of ball movement and atrocious shot selection were two big reasons for the Pelicans offensive struggles.
When Eric Gordon had a chance to tie the game in the final seconds of regulation, his 3 pointer went about 5 feet. It was odd, as is the box score where the Pelicans are favored in many categories, with the exception of points in the paint (50-32), and most importantly, the final score.
New Orleans falls to 11-24 with the loss.
The Pelicans now hit the road for a 3 game west coast road trip.
Next up, a Sunday matinee in Los Angeles against the Clippers. Tip-off is set for 2:30.