Published: Fri, January 19, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Celtics get to dream of Davis during Pelicans' visit

Celtics get to dream of Davis during Pelicans' visit

Like Caribbean Life on Facebook. "Boston is uniquely positioned in that they have draft picks, young players and all the things that, if a team was going to trade Anthony Davis, all the things that you'd want", Wojnarowski said on Wednesday. Although both historic franchises are in wildly different places at the moment, Davis showed up in a dominant way at two of the most iconic buildings in the sport's history. "I think that was the biggest difference".

And thanks to his monster effort, it became the Pelicans', too.

It was the second time in his career that he posted back-to-back games of at least 45 points and 15 rebounds.

Jrue Holiday had 23 points, DeMarcus Cousins added 19 points and 15 rebounds, and Ian Clark scored 15 to help the Pelicans win for the fifth time in seven games since the calendar turned.

The Boston Celtics are finally getting back on the court and they are finally going to have a normal schedule the rest of the way.

"I thought we did a great job defensively in the first half trying to contain Kyrie". "AD was just huge for us, and when you get into those zones like that, he's really good". Jarrett Jack had a season-high 22 points, and Enes Kanter finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

In their last five games, New Orleans is 2-3 ATS with 3 overs and 2 unders. "We haven't been doing that these last couple of games".

The Knicks seemed in control late in a high-scoring third quarter, when they outscored the Pelicans 39-34. A jumper by Cousins cut the lead to 113-112, then Holiday added two more field goals and Boston couldn't catch up from there.

Atlanta ranks 11th in second chance points per game (13.0) while New Orleans ranks 25th in second chance points allowed per game (13.6). New Orleans missed is first eight shots of the second half and finished with a season-low 33 points over the final two quarters.

"New Orleans has no intention of trading Anthony Davis", Woj said.

Davis only had four shot attempts through the first three quarters and one in the final three minutes of the fourth. Davis is under contract through 2020, so the Pelicans have absolutely no reason to trade him.

Despite the struggles on offense in road games, the Spurs are allowing 98.3 points in those games, second to only Boston's 96.9 points in 21 road games.

Davis and Cousins have played very well together - Davis averaging 26.7 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.08 blocks per game, and Cousins is at 25.5 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game. Hornacek speculated that may have been because the Knicks' point guard situation was unsettled at the time and maybe Burke saw an opportunity, but Burke explained otherwise. "I don't want to put words in his mouth, but he's never said anything to me but, 'I want to win and I want to do it here.' So it's up to us to just continue to try to put the necessary players around him to get that done". "You watch those games and the Kobe Bryants and Kevin Durants of the world and Michael Jordans and those guys and they get the ball and get to their favorite move and I just tried to do that".

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