The fledgling New Orleans Pelicans are enjoying a confidence-boosting start to the preseason, as they are now 2-0 after outlasting another opponent in the game's final seconds.
Monday night, bolstered by guard Brian Roberts final seven points and go-ahead jumper with just seconds remaining in the game, the Pels defeated the Dallas Mavericks 94-92 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas. This follows a 116-115 win over the Houston Rockets Saturday night in Dwight Howard's exhibition debut.
Coach Monty Williams is encouraged with how this young squad is finishing games, so far.
"I liked the sustained effort," Williams said. "In the first half, the way we just allowed them to run their offense, it was almost like they were in practice. In the second half I thought our defense was a little bit better, but they turned the ball over 28 times. You should win the game when your opponent does that. I was happy with the effort but obviously after two games there a...