The New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night before the NBA All-Star Break. New Orleans took advantage of home court and they took down Oklahoma City 131-122.
Julius Randle scored 33 points on 52.4 percent shooting from the field for the Pelicans. He grabbed 11 rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal. Jrue Holiday scored 32 points on 44.4 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed five rebounds, recorded seven assists, blocked three shots, and recorded two steals.
Anthony Davis only played in 15 minutes in this contest because of a left shoulder injury and he didn’t play the entire second-half. Davis scored 14 points on 50 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed four rebounds, recorded two assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.
New Orleans scored 35 bench points. E’Twaun Moore scored 15 points and went 6-of-7 from the field. Jahlil Okafor scored 12 points and went 5-of-6 from the field. Moore grabbed one rebound, recorded three assists, and recorded a steal. Okafor grabbed eight rebounds and recorded two assists.
Russell Westbrook led the way for the Thunder with 44 points on 60 percent shooting from the field. He also grabbed 11 rebounds and recorded 14 assists. Westbrook blocked two shots and recorded one steal.
Paul George scored 28 points and he shot 11-of-29 from the field. He also grabbed seven rebounds, recorded six assists, blocked one shot, and recorded one steal.
Oklahoma City scored 35 bench points and Nerlens Noel scored 22 of them. He shot 10-of-16 from the field. Noel also grabbed 13 rebounds, recorded one assist, and recorded two steals. He grabbed eight offensive rebounds and the team grabbed 17 of them.
The Oklahoma City’s Thunder biggest lead was four points. The New Orleans Pelicans biggest lead was 17 points. The season series was tied at two between these two teams. Oklahoma City’s next game will be against the Utah Jazz on Friday night February 22 at home. New Orleans’s next game will be against the Indiana Pacers on Friday night February 22 on the road.