The New Orleans Pelicans are now perfect on the preseason, boasting a 3-0 record that they hope is indicative of a promising upcoming regular season that will lead to the playoffs.
Wednesday night, the Pelicans defeated Orlando 99-95, thanks to stellar play once again from second-year players Anthony Davis and Brian Roberts.
Davis, New Orleans' No. 1 pick from the 2012 draft, has now scored 20-plus points in all three preseason contests. Monday versus the Magic, Davis put up 29 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in 31 minutes of playing time. Those who know him best say the University of Kentucky product is just getting started.
"He's worked on his game," head coach Monty Williams said. "He spent a lot of time in the gym this summer to prepare for the things that he couldn't do last year. And he's only scratching the surface. He's going to get better."
"He's an exciting guy to watch, it's fun to see him develop," forward Ryan Anderson said, after personally contributing 12 ...