New Orleans Pelicans Grades: Pelicans Dominate Blazers in Jrue’s Return
The New Orleans Pelicans were able to finish a convincing win against the Portland Trail-Blazers in Jrue Holiday‘s return to the team.
Let’s save the holiday puns and get straight to it:
Tonight’s 113-101 victory over the Blazers proved Jrue Holiday is the Pelican’s second best player. Tonight he reminded us of that.
In his season debut, Jrue scored 21 points, dished seven assists and reminded the Pelican faithful why him and Anthony Davis running the pick ‘n roll together could end up in an exhibit at the Smithsonian some day.
The Pelicans came out with fire tonight. They had defensive lapses. No question. But, they played hard and they made shots. A recipe for success against a puzzling Blazers squad.
Its tough not to come away optimistic after the way Jrue and AD played tonight, so the grades reflect that.
The New Orleans Pelicans will be back in action tomorrow for the second game of a back-to-back, as they host the Charlotte Hornets at home. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 PM CST.
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