Double-doubles off bench Nance finished Friday's 105-101 win over the Clippers with 14 points (7-8 FG, 0-2 FT), 16 rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal over 24 minutes.
Impact Nance was efficient from the field en route to 14 points and grabbed a game-high 16 rebounds, notching his first double-double of the campaign. The Clippers came out of halftime sporting a small-ball lineup, and after the Pelicans coughed up their double-digit lead, they adjusted by essentially benching Jonas Valanciunas and running with Nance as the primary center. Nance's versatility countered the Clippers' small-ball lineup perfectly, but Valanciunas will likely return to his usual role during the first-round matchup against the Suns.
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