The Pelicans Top Bulls For 1st Win Of The Preseason

The Pelicans Top Bulls For 1st Win Of The Preseason


The Pelicans Top Bulls For 1st Win Of The Preseason


Chicago, Illinois– The Pelicans faced off against the Chicago Bulls for the 2nd time this preseason but this time was a different result. The Pells were on a mission tonight as they stopped the Bulls 108-95, behind the game high 37 pts from All-star forward Anthony Davis.

Davis, besides his 37 points also snagged a game high 15 boards in 34 mins of action for New Orleans. The Pelicans All-star center DeMarcus Cousins got into the act as well, almost earning a triple-double with 22 pts 9 rebs 9 asts in 36 minutes of play. The 3rd wheel for New Orleans was guard Jrue Holiday adding 19 pts on 66.7% from the field in 30 mins.

The Pells played a heck of a lot better than the 2 prior games on defense & really attacked the basket on offense. The stats for New Orleans told the story as they shot 42% while Chicago shot 36.8%. The Pells did shoot 33.3% from 3 while the Bulls shot a miserable 26.8%. The Pells still had more turnovers (21), they out rebounded the Bulls 47-44 & the most surprising stat was that the team shot an excellent 86.8 (33-38) from the charity strip.

New Orleans did all this in the absence of guard Rajon Rond0 out with a groin Injury for 3 to 4 weeks. The combination of E’Twaun Moore & Ian Clark at guard soften the blow of Rondo as both played extensive minutes tonight. E’Twaun Moore finished with 9 pts 9 rebs in 36 mins while Ian Clark added 7 pts 7 asts in 30 minutes.

The Pelicans play their final preseason game on Friday the 13th in Memphis against the Grizzlies.

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