Pelicans sweep Blazers; franchise wins first playoff series in 10 years

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - For the first time since 2008, the Pelicans registered a playoff series victory, sweeping Portland in the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans 131-123 triumph, delivered New Orleans a 4-0 series win. The 131 points scored by the Pels is a playoff franchise record.

Ten years ago, the then Hornets defeated the Mavericks in five games. The 2008 squad lost in the Western Conference semi-finals to the San Antonio Spurs.

"Everybody counted us out, no one saw this coming," said Jrue Holiday to FS New Orleans.

Anthony Davis racked up a game-high 47 points in the contest, a Pelicans playoff scoring record.

Not to be outdone, Holiday poured in 41 points.

CJ McCollum scored 38 points in a losing cause for Portland.

The Pelicans will matchup with either Golden State or San Antonio in round two. The Warriors currently lead the series 3-0.