Anthony Davis leads New Orleans Pelicans over Orlando Magic 101-84

Orlando Magic
84
New Orleans Pelicans
101

The New Orleans Pelicans entered halftime of their season opener with just a seven point lead against the Orlando Magic. The team’s starting back court had struggled a bit to shoot the ball but thanks to the play of Anthony Davis and Omer Asik the Pelicans had enough to be ahead. While the guards never really got going great in the second half Ryan Anderson joined Davis and Asik in the dominating category and the Pelicans cruised in the second half to a 101-84 victory. Davis was the stay with 26 points, 17 rebounds, nine blocks, three steals and two assists but the team in general clearly looked better than Orlando, a nice sign early on in the year.

8 points, 4-11 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block, 2 turnovers

Holiday struggled shooting a bit but never really forced anything. He really did most of his work on the defensive end of the floor where he made life very hard on Elfrid Payton and the rest of the Magic guards. The shooting will come around, especially as he gets more used to playing off the ball while Tyreke Evans creates out of the pick-and-roll. The defense salvages the grade for Jrue.

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JRUE HOLIDAY

PG, New Orleans Pelicans

B

8 points, 4-11 FG, 0-3 3PT, 4 assists, 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block, 2 turnovers

Holiday struggled shooting a bit but never really forced anything. He really did most of his work on the defensive end of the floor where he made life very hard on Elfrid Payton and the rest of the Magic guards. The shooting will come around, especially as he gets more used to playing off the ball while Tyreke Evans creates out of the pick-and-roll. The defense salvages the grade for Jrue.