Pelicans Offensive Woes Cost Them As They Fall 118-92
The New Orleans Pelicans knew that they had to have a similar performance that they had in game 3 to be able to even up the series in game 4. The Pelicans struggled in the in the first quarter and the second half as the Golden State Warriors were able to pull away with the victory defeating the Pelicans 118-92.
The Pelicans struggled offensively in the first quarter as they only scored 22 points and couldn't get any rhythm going. The defense gave up 37 points in the first quarter and that didn't help their chances to climb back in the game. Anthony Davis was the lone bright spot for the Pelicans as he recorded a double-double with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
Kevin Durant had 38 points and 9 rebounds while Steph Curry had 23 points for the Warriors. The Pelicans were able to make it a game in the 2nd half by outscoring 32-24. The 2nd quarter was the only quarter that the Pelicans would outscore the Warriors and they would trail only by 7 going into halftime.
They knew that they would have to come out and play well all around in the second half to come back and win but their shots weren't falling especially from the 3-point line. The Pelicans shot 4-26 for 15.9% while the Warriors shot 11-33 for 33.3%. The Pelicans shot 36.4% while the Warriors shot nearly 50% and were able to run away with the game in the 2nd half.
The Pelicans will have to make the trip out to Oakland for game 5 as they trail 3-1 in the series. If they want to try to make this a series they will have to get a really good performance all around in game 5 to steal a win on the road and have a chance to make it go 7 games as game 6 will be back at the Smoothie King Center.