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Pelicans Lose a Close One in Dallas

Published: December 10, 2014

Well that one was tough.  The Pelicans play very well but can’t hold on as Monta Ellis goes 5-6 for 11 clutch 4th quarter points to put the Mavericks up for good.  A very exciting back and forth match ends the Pelicans’ winning streak at 2, knocking them back under .500.

Some post game notes:

  • Pelicans win the rebound battle 45 to 29.  16 offensive rebounds really helped the Pelicans keep pace with Dallas’ efficient offense.
  • Jrue Holiday had a fantastic game, 30pts, 10asts, 12 of 22 from the field (14pts in the 4th). When he looks to score the Pels are a different team.
  • Pelicans defense looked ok but couldn’t get the stops they needed.  Only a couple defensive breakdowns but they all counted.
  • Mavericks started the game well, winning the 1st Quarter 25-15, then started he 3rd Quarter on a 7-0 run, and then the 4th on a 9-2 run.  These slow starts have been a theme in the Pelicans play this season that need to be addressed.
  • In the end the Pels had a good look from 3 by Anderson that he just didn’t knock down.  Anderson hasn’t been himself all year, struggling from deep as he is shooting a career low ~32% on 3pt attempts.
  • Dallas just seemed to have more tonight, as they had 4 players with 20 or more points.

Next up for the Pels (and it certainly doesn’t get any easier) is a home game against a streaking Cavaliers on Friday.


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