10* NBA Game of the Week
(NBA) Phoenix vs. New Orleans, 02/19/2021 8:00 PM, Score: 132 - 114
Point Spread: 3.50 | -109.00 New Orleans (Home)
Result: Loss
The Pelicans are a much better team at home than on the road. They shoot much better and also defend better. New Orleans ranks fourth in the Western Conference with 13.5 fast break points per game led by Josh Hart averaging 2.1. New Orleans is averaging 122 their last 5 games and I look for the offense to stay hot again tonight.

"Our defense is everything," Van Gundy said. "We are just not doing enough well."

They still had a chance after Lillard's score, but Zion Williamson, who tied his career-high with 36 points, didn't touch the ball on the final possession. Instead, Lonzo Ball missed a 3-pointer and Brandon Ingram missed a jumper.

"It is just frustrating," Van Gundy said. "Our guys are playing well offensively. It is just so hard." The Pelicans have a lot of weapons and I like them to bounce back with a WIN here on Friday night.