Game On: Hawks @ Pelicans

Published: November 6, 2015

A potential 0-5.  Holy crap.  Really bad teams go 0-5.  This team isn’t Philly or LA, right?  At least it’s the NBA, where 5 game win streaks are as common as 5 game losing streaks.  You just need a soft patch of schedule and some injury luck.

The Pelicans are going to try, once again, to convert fast-paced offense into efficient offense – something they’ve been mediocre at.  They will also turn no defense into some defense – something they have been eve worse at.

The Hawks, on the other hand, will continue to be top 5 in limiting foul shots, top 10 in forcing turnovers, and top 10 in contesting shots.  The Hawks, my friends, have a good defense.  Their offense, on the other hand, has been surprising mortal so far this season.  They haven’t been taking or hitting anywhere near the number of threes they did last year – and as a result are about middle of the pact in efficiency, since they don’t grab offensive boards or draw free throws.

If the Pels can continue to limit those shots and make this offense generate some easy looks, there’s a good chance the Pelicans will be 1-4.

There’s always a chance.

Enjoy the Game

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