Pelicans Pathetic Versus Magic, Fall To 0-2
The New Orleans Pelicans (0-2) were no match for the Orlando Magic (1-2) Friday night, stumbling to a 110-90 loss.
Anthony Davis' stat line of 26 points, 17 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 assist, and 1 steal was the lone bright spot in an otherwise embarrassing performance by the Pelicans. After a closely contested first quarter, the Magic outscored the Pelicans 31-15 in the 2nd quarter, keeping a sizable lead the rest of the way.
"Let's face it, we've got some players who aren't playing that well. We've got to play much harder than we played," Pelicans head coach Monty Williams said with a scowl. " We just did not play with a sense of urgency on every possession."
Jrue Holiday scored 17, while Anthony Morrow added 14 off the bench in a losing effort.
"It just wasn't us tonight," said New Orleans guard Eric Gordon who scored 12. "The Magic just played harder and outworked us. We could never get in a flow throughout the whole game."
New Orleans needs to get in a flow tonight as they host the Charlotte Bobcats (1-1). Tip-off from the New Orleans Arena is set for 7:00. The Pelicans are hoping to notch their first win of the season.