Los Angeles – The New Orleans Pelicans (33-47) fell short of making the playoffs for the second year in a row but the future remains bright for the organization as their All-Stars Anthony “The Brow” Davis and new edition DeMarcus “Boogie” Cousins work together to build chemistry and a playoff team.
The Brow and Boogie will miss the fourth and final match up against the Lakers (25-55) tonight due to injures. Davis is out with sore left knee and Cousins has an injured right Achilles tendinitis.
The city of New Orleans only has one championship with the Saints after waiting over four decades for it but they have appeared in the playoffs numerous times. Davis led the Pelicans to the first round of playoffs in the 2014-2015 season. They went 0-4 against the talented Golden State Warriors.
New Orleans seek to finish their last two games strong and with a win despite not securing the 8th seed for the playoffs. Building a championship team may come easy for some such as the Warriors and for others it takes time, especially with young players. Chris Paul brought the city high hopes of a finals run and now it is Anthony Davis who plans to take the franchise to the next level.
Los Angeles is on a four game winning streak meanwhile, New Orleans has lost their last four games. They have only beaten the Lakers once this year.
The Pelicans final game will be on the road against the Portland Trailblazers, a team that they are 2-1 against this season.