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The Bird Calls Podcast Ep. 62: Evaluating and highlighting New Orleans Pelicans first twenty-five games

Plus a recap of the win over the Nuggets, addressing DeMarcus Cousins’ beef and giving thanks to Rajon Rondo.

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He may lead the NBA in technical fouls, but on nights like this past Saturday (Portland) and Wednesday (Denver), Demarcus Cousins shows that he can be the most unstoppable force in the NBA.

When he wants to be.

“He’s the most dominant player in our game.” — Rajon Rondo

He’s that good.

From dribble penetrating cross overs, to spin moves, chase down blocks, to running out in transition, Demarcus got just about whatever he wanted, and left points on the floor going just 14/21 from the line.

He even got help from officials, when Mason Plumlee shamelessly flopped following Boogie’s defensive rebound, attempting to bluff the wild elbow.

“Just the antics like... It’s silly, man. Just let me live — that’s all I’m asking. Let me be a basketball player. All this... villianized, like just trying to villianize me in a way that it’s.... I hate it. It’s overdue. Just let me be a basketball player. That’s all I’m asking.”-Boogie

He wasn’t alone, however. Everyone had a hand in this one including Jrue Holiday who scorched his way to 27 and seven on 60% shooting. E’Twaun Moore likewise continued his hot shooting with 14 points on 4/7 from three. In the last four games he is shooting 74% from three in 23 shots.

Rondo contributed 11, seven and six and the bench mob played spectacularly, led by Jameer Nelson, Darius Miller, Tony Allen, even Omer Asik put up another pleasant performance, including a banked jump shot! (gasp!)

Oleh Kosel and Kevin Barrios cover this one, as well as contribute a quarterly report 25 games into the season.

Who has been the most pleasant surprise? The biggest disappointment?

Which game this season would you call our signature win? Loss?

Finally the guys recap the coaching performances, before Kevin attempts to take us out in hilarious fashion.

Don't miss this one, and thanks for listening/reading!