The New Orleans Pelicans could not get a win against the Miami Heat last night and could have blown a huge opportunity in the playoff chase.
The New Orleans Pelicans traveled to Miami, after having blown out the Portland Trailblazers the night before.
New Orleans just turned in their best all around performance since the blockbuster trade. It looked as if the Portland game could be the turning point for this team.
That joy was short-lived.
Instead what resulted was another road loss that is reminiscent of what fans have become accustomed to seeing all year. Poor offensive execution late and sloppy turnovers did New Orleans in.
But to the Pelicans credit, they battled Miami all night, despite being on the second night of a back to back. Also, it is worth noting that the Heat were well rested and and are a surprisingly good team.
Overall it was a back and forth affair, and Miami was able to make big shots down the stretch to close it out.
Every loss at this stage pretty much nails the Pelicans playoff hopes shut. With Houston traveling to town on Friday, this game was a must-win to keep the slim hopes alive. Still, there is plenty to watch for the rest of the season, as the team tries to identify the best way to build around Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins going forward.