Postgame wrap: Pelicans 132, Clippers 127
New Orleans entered 2019-20 with NBA analysts exhibiting excitement about the Pelicans’ talented crop of young players, but on Thursday a group of grizzled veterans led the way. With the team’s planned starting five nowhere near intact, fourth-fifths of the first string was comprised of NOLA’s four most experienced pros – JJ Redick, Jrue Holiday, Derrick Favors and E’Twaun Moore. All at least in their ninth NBA season, the quartet made sure the Pelicans would prevail against one of the West’s most highly touted teams, in the season debut of wing Paul George. The foursome combined to tally 90 points, paced by one of the top scoring games of Holiday’s career.
Paul George scores 33 in Clippers debut, but it’s not enough to beat Pelicans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Paul George expected to shoot well in his Clippers’ debut because his surgically repaired shoulders felt great.
Derrick Favors becomes 5th Pelicans player to have 20-point, 20-rebound game in win vs. Clippers
New Orleans Pelicans center Derrick Favors notched a new career-high in rebounds and joined some elite company in franchise history in Thursday night’s win vs. the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jrue Holiday finally busts out of slump as Pelicans take down Clippers
With 1:45 remaining in the first half, Jrue Holiday sliced through the lane, elevated and overpowered Patrick Patterson for a left-handed dunk. Holiday’s show of force caused the decibel level inside Smoothie King Center to reach an unprecedented level in this still-young season.
Jrue Holiday didn’t back down an inch from ‘challenge’ vs. Clippers, duel with Paul George
In 11 NBA seasons, Jrue Holiday has never experienced a spotlight as bright as the one that’s currently pointed at him.
Holiday’s 36 points push Pelicans past Clippers 132-127
NEW ORLEANS — Paul George expected to shoot well in his Clippers’ debut because his surgically repaired shoulders felt great.