.
Pelicans Report
 
Page 1 of 8 1 2 3 4 5 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 179

Thread: March 1st - New Orleans Pelicans VS Utah Jazz - 14-19

  1. #1

    Pelicans March 1st - New Orleans Pelicans VS Utah Jazz - 14-19



    Hello again, and welcome to another installment of New Orleans Basketball.

    We have now lost 2 straight and are coming into a game against the 27-7 Jazz, who have the best record in the NBA and have lost 2 games since February 1st, going 12-2 in that month. In those 12 wins, only one was 'relatively' close, within 10 points: the rest were all 10 points or more. More than half of them were 15+ point blowouts.

    They're the 2nd overall Offense and the 3rd overall Defense: by comparison, we're the 6th overall Offense and the 29th rated Defense.

    We've played Utah twice already this year and we lost both games. The first, we lost by 16, the second by 11. That was in the middle of their first 9+ game win streak (the second one came slightly after, when their run was interrupted by one single loss to Denver, before the streak continued).

    I don't really think I have to tell anyone that this is a long-shot for us. All I want is for us to play like we care, on both ends; the actual end result is immaterial to me in a game like this.

    What an upset it would be though, eh?
    Cade Cunningham/Usman Garuba/Scottie Barnes/Moses Moody/Corey Kispert endorser.

    Eye test people: analytics people watch more basketball than you do.

  2. #2
    Certainly we won’t lose to Dell Demps again? Show some pride tonight?

  3. #3

  4. #4
    No shot tonight..... just hope for some more growth.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by 13 - 3 View Post
    Certainly we won’t lose to Dell Demps again? Show some pride tonight?
    We have been wanting them to show pride for a long time. Not sure what happens, but when guys come to the Pels, their pride disappears. It’s like they get neutered.

  6. #6
    Last edited by Fedupfan; 03-01-2021 at 04:15 PM. Reason: Bad link

  7. #7
    Charter Member PELICANSFAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2002
    Location
    Kenner, LA
    Posts
    21,705
    bad link

  8. #8
    Quote Originally Posted by PELICANSFAN View Post
    bad link
    Think he meant this:

    Last edited by Stalwart385; 03-01-2021 at 03:25 PM.

  9. #9
    Quote Originally Posted by Stalwart385 View Post
    Also worth note from the same account:

    Last edited by Stalwart385; 03-01-2021 at 03:29 PM.

  10. #10
    Yeah I did. Thanks stalwart

  11. #11
    I'm feeling kind of confident tonight... Doesn't mean we'll win. Refs tend to be really one sided when we play the Jazz.

  12. #12
    Like I'm mentally ready for Officiating to allow Rudy to foul Zion as much as he wants... So, we really need Lonzo and Ingram to step up.

  13. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by Taker597 View Post
    Like I'm mentally ready for Officiating to allow Rudy to foul Zion as much as he wants... So, we really need Lonzo and Ingram to step up.
    What has historically happened in matchups against the Jazz is that Zion mutilates them but gets the living Christ beaten out of him for doing so, and the refs ignore all of it.

    In his three career matchups with Utah so far (not counting the pre-season last year) Zion is averaging 24ppg on 70.7%FG, 50% from 3, and 76.5% from the line, but is shooting only 5 FTAs a game: well under his career average of 7.7 per game overall.

    Compare that to another team with a focus on interior defense like the Lakers, who we have also played 3 times and against whom Zion averages about 13 FTAs a game, there's clearly at least some indication of a discrepancy.

  14. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Taker597 View Post
    Like I'm mentally ready for Officiating to allow Rudy to foul Zion as much as he wants... So, we really need Lonzo and Ingram to step up.
    Rudy is a big pansy too. He cries the entire game. One of these games Zion has to tell the other team to stop crying cause they foul him the entire game.

  15. #15
    Pistol Pete Would Be Proud!!
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    jacksonville,fl/new orleans
    Posts
    3,009
    rudy is going to sit in the paint tonight and not get any 3s calls smh....

  16. #16
    Slightly late to this game cause I was playing Tetris but luckily didn't miss much in the few minute or two

  17. #17
    Rudy Gobert just has nothing for Zion, yet again, early

  18. #18
    Early game defense looks pretty bad, as per usual. Super late closeout from Zion and then on the next time down on D, Lonzo gets spun around on a screen, totally removed from the play.

  19. #19
    No idea what that pass was from Ingram, just threw it straight into two Utah defenders

  20. #20
    And this time it's Bledsoe who dies on a screen

  21. #21
    It’s crazy to see that they still have not made any adjustments.

  22. #22
    As improved as our offense has been lately, can we stop giving Adams the ball at the top of the arc as if we're running a DHO and then just not actually moving anywhere near him? It just leaves him stood there like an idiot with a picked up dribble and nobody is creating any room for a pass or coming to get it. It's really stupid.

  23. #23
    Surprised they gave Zion the FTs on that one considering there was a much worse foul like 90 seconds ago that they didn't call but hey, I'll take it

  24. #24
    Just realising how elite the Jazz have been in cornering the balding white 3pt shooting SF market. Absolute monopoly on those guys.

  25. #25
    Good hands from Zion for the steal leads to the Lonzo dunk in transition

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •