Grizzlies dominate New Orleans in lackluster Pelicans performanc - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Grizzlies dominate New Orleans in lackluster Pelicans performance

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Playing the second game of a back-to-back, the Pelicans looked flat and uninspired for the majority of Wednesday night's game, losing to the Memphis Grizzlies, 110-74, the worst loss of the season for New Orleans.

It was a 27-24 game after one quarter before Memphis outscored the Pelicans by 16 in the second quarter to take a commanding 55-36 halftime lead. New Orleans scored a mere 12 points in the second quarter, the lowest amount allowed by Memphis in a quarter this season.

Anthony Davis tallied just 12 points and five rebounds and Tyreke Evans added 10 for the Pelicans, while Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol and Jeff Green each scored 15 for the Grizzlies, who shot 51 percent. New Orleans made only 28-of-80 attempts for 35 percent.

With the loss, the Pelicans (42-36) are tied with the Oklahoma City Thunder (42-36) for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference with just four games left to play. New Orleans does hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

New Orleans returns home to face the Phoenix Suns on Friday night, while Oklahoma City hosts the Sacramento Kings, also on Friday.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.
  • SportsMore>>

  • After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    After Further Review: Fazende Saints mock draft 1.0

    Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)Saints general manager Mickey Loomis hopes to have more success in the 2018 draft class /FILE (FOX 8 Photo)

    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

    more>>

    1st Round TE Dallas Goedert, South Dakota St. I went back and forth with two other linebackers and a cornerback in this slot. But in the end, I circled back around to my original selection of Goedert. Tight end is one of the few positions on the Saints roster where a rookie can step and be a major contributor. When watching his tape, I instantly thought Jimmy Graham with his athleticism. His route running may even be more refined than Graham’s was at that stage of his career. ...

    more>>
  • Saints owner Tom Benson hospitalized

    Saints owner Tom Benson hospitalized

    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. (FOX 8 File)Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson. (FOX 8 File)

    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was admitted to an area hospital this week, according to a statement issued by his wife.  

    more>>

    Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson was admitted to an area hospital this week, according to a statement issued by his wife.  

    more>>
  • Rutledge hits record 11 3s, Nicholls beats McNeese 96-79

    Rutledge hits record 11 3s, Nicholls beats McNeese 96-79

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 10:44 PM EST2018-02-22 03:44:17 GMT
    Lafayette Rutledge broke a school record with 11 3-pointers and scored a career-high 34 points and Nicholls downed McNeese 96-79 on Wednesday.more>>
    Lafayette Rutledge broke a school record with 11 3-pointers and scored a career-high 34 points and Nicholls downed McNeese 96-79 on Wednesday.more>>
Powered by Frankly