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Game 78: Pelicans vs. Suns

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Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

2013/2014 NBA Season



April 9, 2014, 7:00 PM CDT
New Orleans, LA
Projected Starters
Brian Roberts Goran Dragic
Tyreke Evans Eric Bledsoe
Darius Miller PJ Tucker
Anthony Davis Channing Frye
Greg Stiemsma Miles Plumlee
Advanced Stats (2013/14)
92.2 (22) Pace 95.9 (8)
107.3 (13) ORtg 109.8 (8)
110.1 (27) DRtg 106.8 (15)


- For tonight's preview, click HERE.

- Was perusing SBNation earlier today and came across an article that saddened me. Over at Mav's Moneyball, they examined the legitimacy of ESPN's new statistic (NBA Real Plus/Minus) through the lens of Jae Crowder. It's definitely worth a read for the topic, but what struck me, didn't have to do with the new statistic nor Crowder.

What this is really showing you is why Carlisle is such a good coach. He doesn't do rotations in broad strokes -- he has very distinct combinations of players he uses for very small periods of time for very specific reasons. If he staggered the minutes so that Jae had to play a ton with Samuel Dalembert or DeJuan Blair, it would be disastrous. That's just way too many liabilities to have on the floor at the same time.

Now who does this NOT remind you of? Sigh.

- Geaux Pels!