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NBA Play-Offs: D'Tigers' Aminu Stars As Blazers Lose To Pelicans

19 April, 2018, 02:18 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Jrue Holiday is proving to be one of the best two-way players in NBA

Gentry noted that with an injury to Kawhi Leonard, the New Orleans guard continues to stand out on this short list. The Pelicans just have to hope a surprise injury doesn't derail Rondo this time around. While Holiday did get into some foul trouble, he played stout defense in the final frame without committing any more fouls after picking up a fourth in the third quarter. Finally, Maurice Harkless sat the last nine games of the regular season after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery.

I wouldn't break out the brooms just yet.

With the six-seed Pelicans up 2-0, Jrue Holiday wouldn't have it any other way. He agreed that it felt a weight has been lifted.

They play off one other in a lovely basketball ballet, whether it's Rondo always throwing the ideal lob for Davis to flush, Holiday repeatedly getting to the basket because no team wants to leave Davis and play help defense, or Rondo handling the ball to allow Holiday to expend more energy on the defensive end. Rondo was one assist away from a triple-double with 16 points, nine assists, and 10 rebounds.

Anthony Davis had a good night for the Pelicans with a double-double, 22 points and 13 rebounds.

CJ McCollum, who struggled with backcourt teammate Damian Lillard in the opener, rebounded with 22 points to lead the Blazers. Knotted at 97 with 3:43 left, NOLA would close the game on a 14-5 run. There were a few breakdowns that resulted in open looks for the Blazers at the rim, and Al-Farouq Aminu took advantage of some space to hit four of his six 3-point attempts. With a 2-0 series lead against Portland, that could come in the form of a second-round matchup against the very same Warriors.

Holiday scored 12 points, featuring a shot-clock beating 3-pointer with 1:35 left for a 105-100 lead and earlier dealing an assist on a Nikola Mirotic 3-pointer.

But during the first two games of the postseason, both played in Portland, Holiday has looked like an absolute superstar.

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The 32-year-old Rondo, playing for his fifth National Basketball Association team, continues to reinforce his reputation as a clutch playoff performer after finishing with 17 assists in Game 1.

Equally as important has been Holiday's defense, particularly on Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

The way that Holiday toyed with Evan Turner and Damian Lillard was nearly disrespectful, but not because Holiday said anything.

"Coming into the playoffs, you know teams are going to lock in and they're going to try and make the game hard for you", Lillard said Tuesday.

Check out some highlights from Game 2 below. He missed 11 games.

It was fair to wonder as the Pelicans enjoyed that booming hip hop Wednesday night and the Blazers left the Moda Center battered and besieged, searching for ways to flip a series that has started terribly, terribly wrong. Horford had another solid day in Game Two with 16 points and five rebounds. He iced his leg the rest of the game.

Harkless shot 5/5 including one three-pointer for 11 points in 27 minutes. Totals 43-84 13-19 111.

TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan's big game put the Toronto Raptors in a place they've never been before: up 2-0 in a playoff series. New Orleans lost a talented big man, but spreading the floor-playing Davis at center and running more-is arguably a better strategy for the Pelicans.

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