Away from the Crescent City, the Pelicans may not get a win against the Eastern Conference all season. I'm not kidding. Between letting sub-par competition hang around, Jae Crowder and Jared Sullinger combining for 49 points, and then opponents continuing to make everything they throw up in 4th quarters, the win column seems miles away.
Tonight, the Pelicans not only lost the game 108-100, but they also lost Jrue Holiday at halftime.
Jrue Holiday will not return to tonight's game after suffering a right shin injury.— Marc D'Amico (@Marc_DAmico) January 13, 2015
At first, fans rightfully figured Monty Williams was probably sending a message to the team after they had 13 first half turnovers (and Holiday had 5 of them). Unfortunately, it appears to be worse than that. Fingers crossed that Holiday's shin injury has absolutely nothing to do with his broken left tibia a year ago.
Anthony Davis posted some serious stats again: 34 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 blocks. Tyreke Evans also did some work with 19 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists as did Eric Gordon: 21 points, 2 rebounds and 3 assists. After that trio though, there was very little good news as the rest of the team was meager in their production.
Stay tuned for Quentin's full recap later. Not sure what to say at this point, but first things first, let's hope Jrue Holiday didn't suffer any sort of significant injury.