The Pelicans got embarrassed tonight from start to finish. For whatever reason, all of our starters were flat, making just 11 of their 43 field goal attempts. The defense could have been classified as worse.
Austin Rivers was one of the lone bright spots as he scored a season-high 21 points. Moreover, he made 11 of 12 from the free throw line! Ryan Anderson and Alexis Ajinca were the only other Pelicans to score in double figures. Oh, and Russ Smith scored the first points of his NBA career!
Just as easily as we can look like world-beaters one night, a dud can happen in the next one out. Tonight was one of those times. Feel free to let go of some of your ire below, but remember, it's just one game in the long run. Later tonight, look for Zachary's recap.