NBA Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans (48-34)


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W 111-102
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W 119-102
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W 131-123
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Davis' 47 points leads Pelicans to sweep of Trail Blazers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis scored 33 of his franchise playoff-record 47 points in the second half, and the New Orleans Pelicans completed a first-round playoff sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers with a 131-123 victory on Saturday.

Jrue Holiday capped his 41-point performance with an 18-foot pull-up jumper that gave the Pelicans a six-point lead with 40 seconds left.

Rajon Rondo added 16 assists, and Davis also had 11 rebounds and three blocks for New Orleans, which is moving on to the second round of the playoffs for only the second time since the NBA returned to the city 16 seasons ago.

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Leaders
Points: Anthony Davis28.1
Rebounds: DeMarcus Cousins12.9
Assists: Rajon Rondo8.2
FG%: Anthony Davis53.4%
Steals: DeMarcus Cousins1.65
Blocks: Anthony Davis2.57
Defense (Rank)
Points: 110.4 (29)
Rebounds: 45.5 (25)
Assists: 23.7 (20)
FG%: 45.4% (9)
FT%: 78.4% (28)
3P%: 35.5% (8)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 111.7 (3)
Rebounds: 44.4 (10)
Assists: 26.8 (3)
FG%: 48.3% (2)
FT%: 77.2% (14)
3P%: 36.2% (14)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xyz-Houston 65 17 .793 --
x-New Orleans 48 34 .585 17.0
x-San Antonio 47 35 .573 18.0
Dallas 24 58 .293 41.0
Memphis 22 60 .268 43.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/7/2018 Larry Drew II 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
4/5/2018 Jordan Crawford Signed as Free Agent
3/26/2018 Larry Drew II Signed to Second 10-Day Contract
3/15/2018 Larry Drew II Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/14/2018 Walt Lemon Jr. 10-Day Contract Expired; Player Not Re-Signed
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Injuries
Date Player Status
1/26/2018 DeMarcus Cousins Torn Achilles
10/17/2017 Alexis Ajinca Sore knee
9/1/2017 Frank Jackson Right foot fracture
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