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The Pelicans haven’t been able to turn superior talent into wins this year, as they’re hanging around at 11th place in the West, just ahead of the rebuilding Oklahoma City Thunder. But the Thunder beat a decimated Spurs squad on Thursday night, so it’s probably not a night to be overconfident. A forward-heavy squad of mostly young guys along with a few savvy veterans hung tough for the entire game, but an uncharacteristic error by Patty Mills, one of the most experienced players on the floor, gave the Thunder an opportunity to win the game at the final buzzer, which Lugenz Dort cashed in when the Spurs defense fell apart in the final seconds.
Tonight, we get to find out if the Silver and Black learned from their mistakes, and can play more fundamental basketball for the entire game. It was a solid outing for Luka Samanic, who didn’t do anything spectacular, but is starting to show he belongs in the NBA. This is a game the good guys can win, if they can contain Zion Williamson and keep Brandon Ingram from going crazy. Hopefully, some of the fire that Dejounte Murray showed after Thursday’s game will translate to his effort on the court tonight.
Mourning the death of his dad
One final word:
Go Spurs GOOOOOO!!
San Antonio Spurs vs New Orleans Pelicans
February 27, 2021 | 7:00 PM CT
Streaming: NBA League Pass
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