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Pelicans vs Bucks Game Thread: No pressure, but Anthony Davis wants a win

Game #4 of the 2016-17 NBA regular season

NBA: Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After shootaround this morning, Anthony Davis stated that there is no pressure on the New Orleans Pelicans to get their first win, but the team still wants it because they feel they deserve it.

Well, history is on their side.

Davis went on to add that the length of the Milwaukee Bucks, personified best by Giannis Antetokounmpo, needs to be accounted for, especially when it comes to passing and rebounding. However, he indicated if the Pelicans can take care of the defensive glass, they should be able to create more fast break opportunities because of the Bucks propensity to follow their shot attempts.

While I like the idea of easier scoring opportunities, they still have to convert those chances and so far that’s proven problematic through the first three games. Not only are they having trouble making threes and hitting open shots, they haven’t been efficient in transition.

Could playing a bottom tier team help shake the offense finally out of it’s funk?

2016-17 NBA Regular Season

0-3 (0-2 Home)

1-2 (0-1 Away)
November 1, 2016, 7:00 PM Central
Smoothie King Center - New Orleans, LA
WRNO 99.5 FM
Projected Starters
Tim Frazier PG Matthew Dellavedova
E'Twaun Moore SG Tony Snell
Solomon Hill SF Giannis Antetokounmpo
Anthony Davis PF Jabari Parker
Omer Asik C Miles Plumlee
Advanced Stats (2016-17 season) via NBA Stats
105.85 (2nd) Pace 99.37 (16th)
92.7(29th) ORtg 97.1 (25th)
103.2 (14th) DRtg 104.8 (18th)
-10.4 (27th) Net Rating -7.7 (23rd)

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Geaux Pellies!