Point Spread: 3.50 | -109.00 New Orleans (Home)
"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.