Pelicans Sweep Blazers in Game 4 Shootout

Fresh off a sweep of the Trail Blazers, the Pelicans have made a decision to pick up the option on head coach Alvin Gentry's contract for 2018-19, according to . Misfortune struck Cousins in late January, when he was lost for the season to a left Achilles tear.

It's not official yet, but we're just going to assume that the Pelicans will face Golden State in the next round. I think everyone has done a great job.

"What do you expect from a coaching staff?" "You make one mistake, or you take your foot off the gas for one second, they make you pay". New Orleans will play the victor of the Warriors-Spurs quarterfinals for the slot in the West Finals.

Gentry is in his third season with the Pelicans and has gone 116-134, including four victories in this season's playoffs. Gentry will now be entering the final year of a four-year, $13.7 million deal with the Pelicans. McCollum was Portland's leading scorer during the series, averaging 25.3. Spicing up a back-and-forth game, Ed Davis and Anthony Davis were assessed double technicals for a brief shoving match. NOLA is simply playing on another level. If New Orleans has any shot at what would be one of the biggest playoff upsets in National Basketball Association history, they'll need all hands aboard to do it.

Davis and Pelicans are focused, they are locked-in.

The offence will have a tougher time getting off shots without him because the Pelicans are very good defensively with Rondo and Holiday in the backcourt and Davis is a very good rim protector.

The Pelicans, as a franchise have faced plenty of unwanted voodoo to overcome the elements and reach the moment they are in right now. "Everything we've gone through this season, from big injuries to trades and all that". The other seven series are still going.

The Warriors have the best offense in the postseason so far against arguably the best defense in the entire playoffs - and they're playing Andre Iguodala at point guard. While there is still no official word on his return, announcements of an increased role in team practices auger well for Curry to return as expected for the second round.

And when Davis wasn't devastating the Blazers, Jrue Holiday was giving the Blazers fits with explosive drives or pull-up jumpers.

"Unlocked Jrue is pretty unsafe and we all see how Rondo plays".

"We worked hard and improved in a lot of areas and got all the way to the playoffs". We all know how great Anthony Davis is, we all remember Rondo's glory days with Boston.

During their last five games, the Trail Blazers have scored an average of 104.8 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 110.2 points per game (6.6 above their season average). Over and over again, the Pelicans have traipsed their way around adversity this season.

  • Julie Sanders