Pelicans lose for the seventh consecutive time to Pacers, 96-84 posted by Hornets Fan
Late in the third quarter on Tuesday night, Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday saw the lane open quickly with Anthony Davis standing just a few feet away.
But instead of seizing upon the advantage, it turned out to be another dismally executed play that kept Coach Monty Williams flustered for most of the game. Holiday tossed an errant pass that never got to Davis and resulted in a turnover.
With a chance to build momentum from Sunday's big road win against Oklahoma City, the Pelicans had another uneven performance and lost 96-84 to the Pacers at Bankers Fieldhouse.
It was their seventh consecutive loss to the Pacers; fifth straight on the road. The Pelicans (14-14) came in holding the eight-seed in the Western Conference after having won six of their past nine. The Pelicans also dropped their fourth consecutive road game against an Eastern Conference opponent.
The Pelicans struggled throughout the game to execute offensively. They had too many empty possessions where the ball didn't move enough and they settled for jump shots.
Pelicans scored only 14 points in the second quarter, but the Pacers led by only a 44-40 margin at halftime. It stayed close because the Pacers didn’t have a player score more than nine points in the first half.
But the Pacers took control of the game in the third quarter after extended their lead to as much as 12.
During a stretch in the second quarter, Holiday missed four consecutive jumpers. Backup forward Ryan Anderson also forced too many shots, missing six of his first seven before fouling out in the fourth quarter with four points.Continue reading "Pelicans lose for the seventh consecutive ..."