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Portland a good matchup for the Pelicans

Portland a good matchup for the Pelicans”

The NBA released the full TV schedule, with game times and TV networks for the first four games of each series, with tip times TBD for Games 5-7, if necessary.

Basically, the Pelicans can land anywhere from the #5-#8 seeds.

James averaged an NBA-high 29.6 points to go with 9.5 assists (second in the East) and 9.4 rebounds (fifth in the East) in 22 games, earning Kia NBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month honors for the fourth time this season.

After splitting their four regular-season meetings, the third-seeded Blazers and sixth-seeded Pelicans open the playoffs Saturday night at the Moda Center.

USA Today's experts were unanimous in picking Portland in the first round, but no one has them getting past the Warriors in the semifinals.

Nikola Mirotic had 21 points and 15 rebounds, Jrue Holiday added 19 points and E'Twaun Moore added 13 points for the Pelicans, who led by double-digits throughout the second half, with their largest lead topping out at 25. He previously won the award for October/November, December and February.

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The main concern for the Blazers is how to limit Anthony Davis, who has been on a tear of late. The Pelicans previously lost DeMarcus Cousins, Alexis Ajinca and Frank Jackson to season-ending injuries. Mirotic hasn't scored fewer than 21 in any of New Orleans' past five games.

"We were just starting to find our groove before he went out and when he got hurt it kind of pushed us back", Davis said.

Since basketball is a game of runs - and since the law of averages plays such a huge role - it's sometimes - not always, but sometimes - hard to specify which individual performances or statistical categories were most relevant to a particular win or loss.

Davis stepped up in Cousins' absence, averaging 30.4 points and 11.8 rebounds.

Popovich of course said he doesn't care and then went into longer detail on other things. "It's been a tough matchup for us, games are close".



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