It’s officially a winning streak.
With the Pelicans' 123-101 victory over the Cavaliers, Saturday night, they’ve won back-to-back games, and if they continue to play like they did against Cleveland, it could be a lot more.
In typical Pelicans fashion, they came out hot and shot 61 percent from the field in the first quarter, and rather than take their foot off the gas in the second, they continued to battle. Outstanding ball movement and a big night from DeMarcus Cousins helped them to a 13-point halftime lead.
The biggest danger came at the start of the third quarter. Two consecutive 3-pointers from Cavs forward Kevin Love gave the visitors a two-point, 74-72 lead. But the Pelicans quickly responded. Jrue Holiday’s three a few minutes later put them back up by nine, and they wouldn’t let the Cavs back into the game.
An electric 12-point sequence from Anthony Davis with a turnaround jumper, corner three, put-back slam and another three-pointer put the Pelicans ahead 103-89 just a few minutes into the fourth, and that’s when you knew it was over.
Davis finished with 30 points and 14 rebounds. Meanwhile, Cousins registered a triple-double with 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists.
Not to be overlooked, the Pelicans’ starting guards had quite a game as well. E’Twaun Moore tied a career-high with 24 points, and Holiday put up 29 points with seven assists.
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