OKC got a 23 year old core piece without giving up a single asset. – 8:37 PM The Pelicans lead the Thunder 33-25 after the first quarter. Have to love how they played, moving well on both ends. Brandon Ingram came out and took charge, scoring 16 points. The defense collapsed well on Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
BI has all 12 for New Orleans. SGA has all six for OKC. – 8:18 PM 7-0 Pelicans run, snapped by Shai Gilgeous-Alexander getting a trip to the line at the 9:09 mark. Brandon Ingram has all 7 for the Pels. 7-1 now. – 8:15 PM Chris Fedor @ChrisFedor In the locker room the other night in New Orleans, I told #Cavs Donovan Mitchell that he was going to absolutely shatter the franchise’s single-season made 3-point record. And he responded with: “Gotta get my efficiency up tho.
In Portland he went back to him. – 9:56 PM In his first game with New Orleans, Josh Richardson has already tied his career high with 5 steals. He’s done that 6 times in his career – last time March 30 last season. – 9:53 PM Josh Richardson has opened up the fourth quarter by scoring on three straight possessions. Pelicans suddenly lead 82-73. JRich has been a FIND. – 9:52 PM Same script as Portland as far as fourths go.
– 8:36 PM End of the 1st: Pelicans 33, Thunder 25 Ingram 16 pts (6-8 FG) Alvarado 7 pts, 2 assts Murphy 3 pts, 2 blks Pels shot 65 percent from the floor, 5-9 on 3s. Also held SGA to 3-8 from the field. – 8:35 PM Well, I think Brandon Ingram was ready to accept the challenge without McCollum and Zion available. 16 points in nine minutes and Thunder already sending double teams at him. – 8:29 PM Jose Alvarado bringing the bench energy into the starting group tonight. He’s 3-for-3 and hit a pair of nice shots in the lane already using his touch.
It’s been bad lately. ” Tonight, he is 5-8 from deep – 8:05 PM Julia Poe @byjuliapoe Could Russell Westbrook offer the boost of energy the Chicago Bulls need to close this season? Billy Donovan didn’t comment on the Bulls’ potential pursuit of Westbrook on the buyout market, but he praised his former OKC guard: “He’s a great competitor. ” chicagotribune. com/sports/bulls/c… – 8:03 PM Would’ve nagged at me if I didn’t at least comment on that incredible OKC/SGA performance before tipoff of the next game.
– 8:29 PM Jose Alvarado is off to a really good game in place of CJ McCollum in the starting lineup. We’ve seen his defense, passing and shot-making all make an impact in this first quarter. The Pelicans lead the Thunder, 26-15. – 8:27 PM Josh Richardson is first #Pelicans reserve to check in mid 1Q after Herb Jones picks up his second foul with his face. Brandon Ingram has all of NOLA’s first 12 pts, hitting four jumpers and a putback – 8:21 PM Joe Mussatto @joe_mussatto At the 7:32 mark in the first, it’s 12-6 Pelicans. And two players have scored.
Now we move to Thunder vs Pelicans. – 7:07 PM Housekeeping OKC vs Blazers since I was out sick: SGA scoring 44 on 13/16. Arguably his best game in a season filled with best games. Dort didn’t miss a shot + clamped Dame in the clutch. Welcome back, Lu. That JDub dunk. 🔥 Isaiah Joe 4/4 from 3. OKC 10/10 thankful to 76ers. – 7:04 PM Josh Richardson is available tonight, Willie Green says. CJ McCollum will warm up before a decision is made about his status.
I’m excited about what we’re going to do after All-Star. ” – 11:32 PM New Orleans Pelicans @PelicansNBA Tonight’s W stats⤵️ @Brandon Ingram: 34pts, 1ast, 4reb @Jonas Valanciunas: 14pts, 2ast, 8reb @AlvaradoJose15: 14pts, 2ast, 1 reb @treymurphy: 12pts, 1ast, 3reb, 3blk @Josh Richardson: 10pts, 3 ast, 2reb, 5stl #Pelicans | @FDSportsbook pic. twitter. com/KFkCibaEg4 – 11:07 PM Brandon Rahbar @BrandonRahbar Jalen Williams on not hitting the rookie wall: “Taking care of my body. Just being confident. They put me in a lot of positions early that I’m seeing again. Credit to the coaches. The game is starting to slow down. They’re giving me the green light to just play.