The New Orleans Pelicans have been having a tough go of issues this season. While the workforce made the playoffs final yr and even gained a spherical, this yr hasn’t been what they anticipated. Right now the Pelicans sit in 14th place within the Western Conference and have misplaced seven of their final 9 video games. Most just lately, the Pelicans misplaced to the Brooklyn nets 126-121 on Wednesday evening. The loss sparked famous person Anthony Davis to touch upon the workforce’s struggles.
“We’re a greater workforce than our document exhibits. Everyone is pissed off. Players, coaches, entrance workplace. We’ve simply acquired to do higher,” Davis advised ESPN. “We wasn’t taking part in no protection. The entire first half, they did no matter they wished. They did not really feel us on the defensive finish. We wasn’t bodily, wasn’t speaking. They acquired a number of layups, a number of open 3s. They shot the ball extraordinarily nicely within the first half on account of our lazy protection.”
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Davis completed the sport with 34 factors and even a career-high 26 rebounds however as he identified, the workforce’s protection proved to be their downfall.
Despite the struggles, Davis believes the workforce will bounce again saying “We know what we did final yr. We understand how good of a workforce we’re this yr.”
The Pelicans will attempt to flip issues round after they play the final place Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday.