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Pelicans rebound from slow start to dominate Timberwolves, 114-99

Winners of 3 of 4! Davis played well, Gentry and crew made adjustments and the Pelicans are now 1-0 in this important six-game run.

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The New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 114-99, pushing their record to 14-27 on the season. Anthony Davis finished with 35 points and seven rebounds for New Orleans. Andrew Wiggins finished with 21 points, four rebounds, two assists, and three steals for the Minnesota. New Orleans are now winners of three of its ast four games.

Big win by the New Orleans Pelicans.

The Pelicans are looking to make a playoff push and in the beginning, I didn't see this coming after New Orleans' slow start. The Wolves made a strong offensive push at the beginning of the game with Shabazz Muhammad getting to the basket and finishing despite some contact from Pelican defenders. 38 points in the first quarter had one thinking "Same ole' Pelicans." 72.2 percent allowed in the first quarter.

But the Pelicans didn't go away and Anthony Davis played well and kept New Orleans in place. He did a bit of everything on both sides of the ball. In the battle of "future superstar big men," Anthony Davis came away with the first victory over Karl-Anthony Towns. Hopefully, we get that for the next 10-15 years. To be fair to KAT, he played well, too. One thing I saw was that Minnesota stuck around their average with 14 threes and made just three of them.

More in the larger recap, but great, great win for the Pelicans and their eighth seed quest.

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