He also started the first two games of the playoffs, scoring 13 points in Game 1.
The Pelicans rank third in assists per game (26.7) while the Trail Blazers rank last (19.5).
Did the Pelicans try to acquire Mirotic before the Cousins injury?
Mirotic finished 30 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals while Anthony Davis was in fine form once again, tallying 28 points and 11 rebounds. Rajon Rondo dished out 16 assists to go with seven points and seven rebounds for New Orleans.
On the flip-side, it’s still going so horribly wrong for the Blazers.
Instead, New Orleans’ has held the 44 percent shooter just 32 percent on the series. CJ McCollum had better luck shooting the ball with 22 points on 9-of-16, while Al-Farouq Aminu was the big surprise with 21 points and eight boards.
Nikola Mirotic has averaged 21.2 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.6 blocks over the last five games for New Orleans.
Blazer pride – This series is, for all intents and purposes, all over.
23-8: New Orleans record (including playoffs) since February 10, a stretch that includes separate winning streaks of 10, four and now eight games. Turner could be a DFS play, but not being 100 percent makes him risky. But as great as Holiday has been offensively, he has truly made his mark on the series with the defense as he’s been instrumental in limiting the offensive prowess of McCollum and Blazers All-Star guard Damian Lillard. Can the sixth-seeded Pelicans upset the Warriors in a seven-game series? Lillard hasn’t been as much of a liability this season, and teams aren’t targeting him on that end as much.
Pelicans momentum – Everything is just peachy for the Pelicans at the moment.
The offence will have a tougher time getting off shots without him because the Pelicans are very good defensively with Rondo and Holiday in the backcourt and Davis is a very good rim protector.
He will go at will against the Pelicans and Durant will be very aggressive. “They get us ready each night, whether its the first quarter or if we switch defenses in the third quarter”.
Davis and Holiday scored easily the entire evening, and there wasn’t much Portland could do to slow down the star combo.
Just check out these two plays from the second quarter of Game 4.
The Trail Blazers have been outscored by an average of 5.0 points in their last five games. No other player had more than eight points with the majority of the Trail Blazers’ bench production coming in garbage time. Lillard’s efficiency in pick-and-rolls also puts him at the same category as Stephen Curry, who has always been the scariest pick-and-roll scorer in the league.
As for the Pelicans, Davis, Mirotic, Rondo, and Holiday have been consistent fantasy-wise.