Wednesday NBA Roundup: Anthony Davis and Pelicans Learning Pain of Lost Season

November 18th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder know the sting of a wasted season, and it looks like Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans will soon know it, too.

Those two teams (what remained of them, anyway) came together Wednesday in a patched-up, star-stripped tilt that went the Thunder's way. OKC took the game by a score of 110-103.

Kevin Durant sat out with a strained hamstring, and the Pelicans took the floor without Anthony Davis (shoulder), who joined key absentees Omer Asik, Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, Norris Cole and Quincy Pondexter. New Orleans fielded just nine NBA bodies, and two of them were Alonzo Gee and Jimmer Fredette. Make that seven.

Ridiculously short, which they've been all season, the Pellies slipped to 1-11 on the year—a far cry from where so many of us expected them to be in mid-November.

Russell Westbrook dominated, producing 43 points, nine rebounds and eight assists on 14-of-25 shooting. His takeover habit, developed last year when Durant missed so much time, is a good transition point to get back to the Pelicans and the profoundly f ...

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