Hopefully I won't be crowing about posts after 1 game like this, but the game against Dallas was almost ideal. NO's top 4 players crushed Dallas' top 4. Davis had a monster game, Tyreke and Jure had very good games, and their defensive FC held Dirk and Chandler to 28 pts on 26 shots and 13 roubounds with 5 turnovers. Sounds like a recipe for a win, especially at home, right?
109-105 loss as the Pelican's 7th, 8th and 9th men combined 3 pts, 3 rebounds and 4 assists in 27 mins (all the actual stats came from Rivers in 18 mins of play) while the Dallas bench went to 10 men, and 6-10 went for 24/12/4 with 2 steals and 3 blocks. Gordon had an awful game as a starter (0-6, 0 pts, 4 turnovers) and there was no one on their bench to fill in at all, they just had to ride it out.