“Thank you”, says Demarcus Cousins with a big smile on his face sarcastically towards the refs after having a 41 points 17 rebounds game. The final score ended up being 95-84 Pelicans over the Grizzles. A much needed win for the suddenly surging Pelicans who are still in play for the final 8th spot.
The first half of the game belonged to the Grizzles. Per usual the Pelicans played to the Grizzles slow pace and even Anthony Davis mentioned this in his interview after the game. The second half is when things started to pick up. The Pelicans started playing a faster pace and managed to get a 21-0 run that turned the game around, then Boogie took over and really carried us to the win.
Anthony Davis had a pretty quiet night 19 points on 18 shots with 13 rebounds. He seemed pretty content on letting Cousins go off while he basically became a decoy that still demanded a double team, therefore allowing Cousins a one on one situation every time down the court. Jrue is still having average to below average games since acquiring Cousins. He finished the game with 11 points in 40 minutes. Jrue does have the biggest adjustment to make with there being a spacing difference, but at some point he has to show progress and turn things around. Speaking of turning around, Jordan “Instant Grits” Crawford has ANOTHER double digit points games. He has really been a great addition to the team. His confidence and 3 point shooting opens up so many things for the team. Without any doubt he will be back at the end of the season.
The Pelicans next game is against the Houston Rockets March 23rd. This is a game the Pelicans can win and could push them ahead of the Mavericks who are currently half a game ahead. What do you guys think the final score will end up being? Leave a like and comment below with you answer! Don’t forget to follow my social media @nolajus for Instagram/Twitter.