Three keys to the Blazers first-round playoff series against the Pelicans
17 April, 2018, 20:36 | Author: Angel Logan
They enter the playoffs in great form, having won five games in a row by an average winning margin of 18.8 points to end the regular season.
It's the Pelicans' first postseason appearance since they were swept out of the 2015 playoffs by Golden State.
As of Wednesday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are pouring in on the host Pelicans.
Since basketball is a game of runs - and since the law of averages plays such a huge role - it's sometimes - not always, but sometimes - hard to specify which individual performances or statistical categories were most relevant to a particular win or loss.
Oklahoma City is expected to defeat Memphis, who has nothing to play for and owns the NBA's second-worst record. The Pelicans covered the spread as 5.5-point underdogs and paid money-line bettors +190. We'll see how things develop from here, but if further games in this series are anything like this one, they should be worth watching.
Those are the hottest items for sale in the Pelicans gift shop located in the Smoothie King Center. A hostile, raucous home crowd gained steam behind an up-tempo, relentless Pelicans attack that took an early lead and never let it slip away.
The San Antonio Spurs and host New Orleans Pelicans have both clinched a playoff berth, but will be vying for seeding in tonight's game.
Overall it was a collective effort by the Pelicans as Rajon Rondo was in playoff form with six points, eight rebounds and 17 assists.
"We just had to grind it out", Anthony Davis said after that brutal 3-game stretch.
"It was truly a team win", coach Alvin Gentry said. But that also doesn't seem to fit the reserved Leonard's personality, so if he is going to miss this much time there must be some legitimacy to the injury.
Nurkic will need to lean on his teammates for help, but affecting Davis needs to be the prime focus for the Trail Blazers and Nurkic for the remainder of the series. "We had some breakdowns, but when we had breakdowns we were still being active and playing the right way".
While it didn't look like any other game, there was no sign of caution.
New Orleans led only 27-26 after one quarter but finished the second quarter with a 19-4 run to go up 61-43 at the break.
The second-leading backcourt in the National Basketball Association this season couldn't find a rhythm early enough. They are identical to what the players wear before the game when they're doing warm-ups.
The Pelicans hung on for a 97-95 win after leading by 19 points in the third quarter.
Davis, a five-time NBA All-Star, had arguably his best season as a pro.
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This time around Winslow and company took away that space, forcing him to drive and become a scorer - not his strength. Miami's starters moved the ball and forced the young Sixers to make decisions, something Philly was inconsistent at.
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His goal was his 24th postseason tally, tying Vincent Lecavalier for the second-most in Tampa Bay's playoff history. That's something that needs to continue as Toronto tries to find a solution to stopping the Bergeron line.
Devices from those manufacturers had, on average, zero to one missing patch that was claimed to have been installed. Compared to flagships, cheaper phones are found to be skipping more patches, which also tend to use cheaper chips.
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