Hits and Flops: New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers | NBA
The Portland Trail Blazers emerged as comfortable winners over the New Orleans Pelicans with a scoreline of 128-112. The match was a very high scoring affair between the two Western Conference rivals vying for a playoff spot.
Damian Lillard once again led the Blazers unit with 24 points. With the win, the Blazers have leapfrogged the Thunder to occupy the third place in the Western Conference playoff standings. They have a 28-19 record and look destined to again make the playoffs.
The New Orleans Pelicans are struggling badly and are the 12th ranked team in the loaded Western Conference. They have a 21-25 record this season and need to make a late playoff push if they want to repeat their success from last season.
The Blazers next visit the Utah Jazz whereas the Pelicans visit the Memphis Grizzlies who have lost 10 of their last 11 matches. The Pelicans need a victory badly from that match.
Let's have a look at the hits and the flops from the match:
Flop - Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis is one of the best players in the world. He is one of the leading contenders for the MVP award. He has been constantly putting in some mind-boggling numbers for his team and leads the NBA in PER.
Davis has been averaging 29.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 2.6 blocks and 1.7 steals per game for the season. But this was a quite average outing from Davis' standards. He didn't look great in the match today.
He did put up 27 points on 9-17 shooting from the floor. But he was not a menace out there on the floor like he normally is. He had only 7 boards and 1 block for the match.
The Pelicans needed a lot more from their superstar in this match against one of the best home teams in the NBA.