The Pelicans first half was forgettable; at one point, they were down 18 points. They gave up 17 fast break points to the second oldest team in the league. And the bugaboo of late, bad turnovers, reared it's ugly head again. They had 9 of them in the first quarter alone!
Well thank goodness for halftime speeches.
No, I'm not 100% positive that one was given, but a 33-17 third quarter scoring outburst had to have had it's origins from inside the locker room as it certainly didn't carry over from the play in the first 24 minutes.
The fourth quarter was a dogfight. The Pelicans were never able to build an advantage of more than 6 points, but they only relinquished the lead for just one possession. They committed 2 turnovers for the frame and executed well enough to win on both ends of the floor.
For the game, Tyreke Evans came up HUGE: 26 points, 7 assists, 3 steals and 3 threes. Truly a great bounceback game after last night's dud against the Celtics.
Anthony Davis added 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. Norris Cole came up big off the bench with 12 points and Eric Gordon's treys and clutch free throws down the stretch were the icing.
With the win, the Pelicans move back to just 1/2 a game behind the Thunder for the 8th spot in the Western Conference. Stay tuned for David's full recap coming up in a bit.