Lyou New Orleans Pelicans They have become one of the great sensations of the NBA after the All Star break. The Louisiana team is only half a game behind the Lakers in the fight for ninth place in the West after chaining four consecutive wins. The last before the Utah Jazzwhich were clearly imposed by 124-90.
A new landslide victory for some Pelicans who have gotten used to going over all their rivals after the all-star weekend break. On the four wins in a row Willie Green’s team accumulates a differential of +107the largest in NBA history after the All Star.
The Pelicans were led by Brandon Ingram (29 points) and CJ McCollum (24) in a match in which they reached command by 37 points (86-49) with four minutes remaining in the third quarter. An insurmountable difference for a Jazz that arrived after adding nine wins in the last 10 games.
In addition to the success of their star partner, the New Orleans team sealed their victory in defense, leaving the best attack in the NBA in just a 35.2% success rate in field goals. The Pelicans focused on stopping Donovan Mitchell, who arrived after scoring an average of 32.6 points in his last five games, who stayed in just 14 many with a five of 18 in field goals.
The duel between the Jazz and the Pelicans also allowed for a new fratricidal duel between the Spanish Willy and Juancho Hernandez. The former was also the winner in the individual field after playing 24 minutes in which he scored 13 points (five of nine from the field and three of four from free throws), grabbed eight rebounds, put up a block and stole a ball. For your part Juancho spent seven minutes on the court to sign two goals and a basket pass.