Pelicans Cruise By 76ers For 4th Straight Victory
The New Orleans Pelicans (24-21) are 3 games above .500 for the first time in 4 seasons after earning their 4th consecutive victory Monday night, defeating the Philadelphia 76ers by the score of 99-74.
Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis went to work all over the floor, scoring 32 points, grabbing 10 boards, blocking 4 shots, dishing out 3 assists, and swiping 3 steals. With the game well in hand by the end of the third quarter, Davis spent the 4th quarter on the bench cheering on his teammates.
"It feels great," Bavis said of the 4 game winning streak. "But we know this is not where we stop."
Davis didn't stop when he was on the floor, sprinting from end to end, making his presence felt with highlight reel dunks and photo worthy blocks. He and his teammates spread the ball from start to finish.
"We don't care who scores the ball," said Davis after the win. "The ball movement is great. Everybody is rebounding and talking. When we play like that, everyone is out there smiling."
Including his head coach, Monty Williams.
"The ball movement was great," said Williams. "Our defense was decent tonight. To hold a team in the 70s says a lot about our growth as a team."
Ryan Anderson scored 19 off the bench for New Orleans, going 4-5 from beyond the arc. Eric Gordon added 13 and Omer Asik scored 10.
"Our goal is to play one game at a time and win as many games as we can," explained Williams. "All we can do is prepare to play the next game."
Next up, a home matchup with the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Tip-off from the Smoothie King Center is set for 7:00.