Okay, there’s still a lot of work to do — when they have been on the court together, the Pelicans have scored a paltry 92.1 points per 100 possessions and been outscored by 4.6 per 100. But there are flashes, like Tuesday night when Cousins threw the lob pass and Anthony Davis finished the 180-degree alley-oop. It will be interesting to see how those two play together next season (with maybe a better supporting cast with some shooters around them).
The Pelicans cruised past Portland 100-77 in a game where Portland shot just 30.3 percent as a team. The Blazers need wins to get past Denver and make the playoffs, they can’t have nights like this.