Magic @ Pelicans Open Thread

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Published: October 28, 2014

It’s here everyone! The start of the New Orleans Pelicans 2014-2015 season. What a glorious day for Anthony Davis to begin his ascendance to an absolute Super Star!

As we go through this season you may notice a few tweaks to some of the Bourbon Street Shots coverage. You’ll see a balance of Open Threads instead of Game On’s. As for Recaps, plenty of media outlets give you the story of the game. And that is important. Even after watching a game I enjoy reading a recap that night or the next morning.

But we want to do more of what we do best: analysis. Our recaps will focus more on the analysis part instead of a rehashing of a box score. They may be shorter than they have been in the past, but they’ll be more concise with information, and there may be multiple.

With that in mind our writers will be more active in the comments of the site on game days. So if you’re at home watching the game, in the arena or at Tracey’s on your phone ask us questions and give us your take on the game.

So! What are your predictions for the Pelicans record? Do you like Tyreke Evans starting at small forward? Are you going to the game? Just how excited are you for tonight?

Oh, and no injuries, no injuries, no injuries.

Content Update:

Not one, but two short audio clips from Gerry V:

V on the Defense

V on the Guards

News Update:

Tyreke Evans is starting at Small Forward this evening.

24 Comments

  1. Michael McNamara

    October 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Things I am watching for:
    1. Monty’s defensive scheme
    2. Rotations 
    3. Offensive system with all three guards on the floor
    4. Communication on the defensive end
    5. The types of shots we create or settle for
    A win would be nice, but I am looking for these things more than stats and the like. What about you guys?

  2. Hank_

    October 28, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Michael McNamara Seems like the 3 big lineup could be more possible against a wing like Harris. Do you agree?

  3. fjosephjohnsoniv

    October 28, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    I will be at the game tonight! I am really looking forward to a healthy Pelicans team. Monty won’t have any excuses about rotations with all our weapons at his disposal. I really want to see the dominance of AD in the NBA. He really did his thing with Team USA this summer.

  4. Michael McNamara

    October 28, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Hank_ Michael McNamara If they are gonna play zone, it will be more dependent on how many shooters are on the court than who they SF is IMO

  5. Hank_

    October 28, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Michael McNamara right so if they are playing a lineup with Payton and Harris, it should be a no brainer. Protect the paint and make Fournier or Ben Gordon outscore us

  6. Hank_

    October 28, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Michael McNamara If I’m not mistaken, Harkless was their only player who was even average from 3 last year

  7. nolahog

    October 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I’m a lifelong Royals fan, so I’ve decided to stay home tonight and watch the World Series.  I’ll give my tickets to tonight’s game away for free (2, lower bowl) to anyone in the BourbonStreetShots community that’s interested (and will cheer loudly).

  8. bpec12

    October 28, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    D

  9. bpec12

    October 28, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Please! Can I have your tickets

  10. nolahog

    October 28, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    bpec12  if you give me your email address I’ll email them to you.

  11. bpec12

    October 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

  12. nolahog

    October 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    bpec12 enjoy!

  13. ByronMarcusWashington

    October 28, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    So everyone decided to miss their free throws

  14. ByronMarcusWashington

    October 28, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    We should be up by 20 points in this game. I like that we are playing through the no calls and missed field goals.

  15. callmened

    October 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Asik playing well. Finishing well near the rim. Unibrow is amazing. Tyreke is a one man fast break!

  16. callmened

    October 28, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    looks like theyre using unibrow as a wing on offense. no post up plays

  17. Clef504

    October 28, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Is there a thread for the game. I’m in North Carolina and can’t see it

  18. Michael McNamara

    October 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    The way our guards are playing, I would love to see a lineup with AD-Asik-Ryno

  19. Jason Calmes

    October 28, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    This is it

  20. Jason Calmes

    October 28, 2014 at 9:07 pm

    I do not care that Orlando sucks. I am enjoying the hell out of this.

  21. Clef504

    October 28, 2014 at 9:14 pm

    I was meaning a live feed on the net that I could watch it.

  22. Jason Calmes

    October 28, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    I would look elsewhere. Try google.

  23. ByronMarcusWashington

    October 28, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Man those free throws…. Can we chalk them up to season opening jitters? But I love how Orlando was showing us no respect and it seems as of Davis took that personally. Those three triples in a row was so beast by Anderson! He also abused the smaller man on a few switches.

  24. Pelican Poster

    October 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    I think the guys were just too keyed up for opening night at home with high expectations and that affected their shooting. If we shoot for you through those better, and make a few more shots we win that game easily by 30 or more.
    Anderson shot very poorly until he went on that 12pt run in the 3rd…I thought our guards played good defense…I also see some humility in Gordon’s play…there’s no doubt that he was not the focal point on offense but he did not sulk and did his part…there is no doubt he is coming and of the season in his best shape as a Pelican…if the players have truly bought into the team concept, then I think we are destined for a magical season!

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