In New Orleans tonight, at the Smoothie King Center, the Pelicans absolutely destroyed Minnesota as they put up a whopping 139 points to the Timberwolves' 91.
Anthony Davis did not have a double-double, but he did put up 22 points in 27 minutes of play. He is just so athletic, long, and has a good shot that makes him nearly impossible to stop. Davis doesn't try to shoot the three-ball because he knows that he will be more effective going down low. He is also extremely unselfish. The big man will always look for the right move rather than just trying to muscle his way down to the rim. He also had three assists, two steals, and two blocks to round off a complete performance.
It was not just Davis, though. The Pelicans won as a collective unit, as they manhandled the T'Wolves. Jrue Holiday was by far the best player on the court as he made 9-of-10 shots, leading all scorers with 24 points. Every starter for New Orleans had at least two assists with multiple subs contributing in that area as well, as they combined for a total of 31 assists. Turnovers also played a key part in this game as they forced the Wolves into 24 of them and scored 33 points off of them, which was the deciding factor at the end of the day.
Putting up 91 points is fairly respectable for an NBA team, but it's glossed over if you lose by 48 by the time all is said and done. Andrew Wiggins put up a good fight as he shot 70 percent from the field and sank 20 points. Wiggins did not get a lot of help from his teammates. Only Zach LaVine and Corey Brewer had double digit points as the rest of the team did not come close to that mark.
Minnesota will have to regroup quickly as they play tomorrow, November 15, in Dallas against a very good Mavericks team. Meanwhile, the Pelicans will look to continue their winning ways as they take on the Portland Trail Blazers in the PDX this coming Monday evening.