In their last matchup, Jonas Valanciunas posted career highs in points (39) and made 3-pointers (seven) to lead the Pelicans to a dominant 123-104 win.
L.A. beat writers haven’t forgotten. At the end of tonight’s pregame session, one media member from their contingent (Law Murray of The Athletic, I believe) asked Willie Green whether Valanciunas saves his deep perimeter shooting for the Clippers., noting Jonas didn’t attempt a single three against the Timberwolves. Not shockingly, everyone had a good laugh.
But honestly, there may be something to Valanciunas finding an extra gear against the Clippers while wearing a New Orleans uniform. In the season’s first matchup, Jonas dropped a line of 26 points, 13 rebounds and five 3s.
Can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for tonight.
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When: January 13, 2022, 7:00 pm
Where to watch: Bally Sports New Orleans, NBA League Pass
Where to listen: ESPN 100.3 FM