“It kind of goes under the radar, that’s a tough stat to do on a nightly basis”- Boogie Cousins speaking on a night where he went off for 30 alongside AD who scored 29. The final score ended up being 121-118 with a Pelicans win. Don’t let the score fool ya, this game shouldn’t have been this close.
The Pelicans pretty much lead the game for a majority of it. Jrue Holiday made plays and looked a little like the Jrue of old even though his plus minus ended up being negative one. Nonetheless the pels were rolling and the mavericks numerous technical fouls definitely helped. During the second quarter Devin Harris of the Mavericks received back to back techs after getting (or not getting, if you check out the postgame interview) calls. Normally a calm guy it was a bit odd to see him act out. Not to be out done, later in the game Rick Carlisle was given a tech as well as his assistant coach. The Pelicans went on to miss two of the four freethrows, but Boogie made up for it with an and-one.
The number one thing I liked about this game was that is was a total team effort. Yes the big three carried a big load of the offense in tis game, but the role players stepped up and contributed. Dante Cunningham and Jordan Crawford both threw in 15 points. Solo only had 7 points, but played his usual great defense.
The Pels are now four and a half games behind the 8th seed with 7 games left to play. The chances of us making the playoffs are basically .001, so for the rest of the season I look forward to seeing the younger guys get minutes as well as the big three come together a little bit more. Looking forward to the next game against the Sacramento Kings 3/31, you know Boogie is going to want to drop 50+ points. Don’t forget to follow me on social media @NolaJus for all Pelicans info and just to talk basketball in general!