On the third game of their four-game road trip, the Portland Trail Blazers ran out of gas. The New Orleans Pelicans, behind their twin towers of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, scrapped out a 119-113 victory in the final minutes. Here were a few essentials to take from tonight’s loss.
- Length conquers all. Well, tonight at least. Length has given Portland fits all season, and tonight was no exception. Davis and Cousins combined to dominate the Blazers on offense all night. Meanwhile, their defense forced Portland out of the paint and into three-pointer territory Which led to another problem...
- Three Point Buffoonery. Portland set a new season-high for attempts from downtown while Cousins and Davis roamed the lanes on defense. But their legs didn’t seem to be under them. They shot under 30%, while New Orleans shot over 35%.
- Al-Farouq is still hot. Aminu continues to show signs of growth, with nice plays at both ends. Including one play that went end-to-end. Not everything looked bad for the Blazers tonight.
The Blazers finish their road trip Sunday in Minnesota against the Jimmy Butler, Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves.
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