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Sport Pelicans spoil Anthony’s debut, beat Blazers 115-104

07:58  20 november  2019
07:58  20 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Report: Carmelo Anthony returning to NBA with Trail Blazers

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Brandon Ingram added 21 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans spoiled Carmelo Anthony ’ s Portland debut with a 115 - 104 victory over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Anthony finished with 10 points while Portland leading scorer and

In just under 24 minutes, Carmelo Anthony finished 4-of-14 from the floor, with 10 points, in his long-awaited return, as his Portland Trail Blazers fell to the New Orleans Pelicans , 115 - 104 , on Tuesday night. In Trail Blazers debut , Carmelo nets 10 in loss.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Carmelo Anthony smiled easily in a hallway outside the Trail Blazers’ locker room and asserted that he “felt great” after the first game of his 17th NBA season, even if his new team couldn’t keep pace with Jrue Holiday, Brandon Ingram and a largely revamped Pelicans squad that is showing signs of figuring some things out.

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Carmelo Anthony finally found a team in the Portland Trailblazers and the former All-Star made his debut against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Good luck." Other players and fans were equally happy to see Anthony back on the court.

Davis' double-double leads Pelicans to 115 -89 win over Trail Blazers . NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two days after needing four IVs to overcome an illness and finish a game, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis didn't need any extra fluids to dominate an opponent on Wednesday night.

“It felt great just to be back into the flow of the game, be back on the court, be back to where I think I belong,” Anthony said. “As far as conditioning, though, I felt absolutely great out there. There was minor things, but it was more of the flow of things, and getting used to how the team plays and sets and getting used to the guys on the team.”

Holiday had 22 points and 10 assists, Ingram added 21 points in his return from a four-game absence, and New Orleans beat Portland 115-104 on Tuesday night for its second straight victory and third in four games.

Anthony finished with 10 points while Portland leading scorer and four-time All-Star Damian Lillard missed his first game of the season with back spasms.

BOX SCORE: PELICANS 115, TRAIL BLAZERS 104

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Carmelo Anthony ’ s debut opens with a swish, but ends with familiar questions. His Portland Trail Blazers uniform was jarring and his “00” jersey number was worth a double take, but Carmelo Anthony wasted He was late closing out to shooters multiple times against the Pelicans , and his foul trouble

Portland coach Terry Stotts says Carmelo Anthony will start at forward in his Trail Blazers debut against the New Orleans Pelicans . The 35-year-old Anthony agreed to contract terms with Portland last week but was officially signed Tuesday after passing a recent physical.

Starting at forward and playing across the street from where he led Syracuse to the 2003 NCAA championship over Kansas, Anthony scored the Blazers’ first points of the game on a 3-pointer from 26 feet out. Anthony missed 10 of 14 shots, but also hadn’t even participated in a full practice, having joined the team the day after its loss in Houston on Monday night.

“For having (only) a morning shootaround, I thought he was pretty good,” Blazers coach Terry Stotts said. “I thought every shot he had, he was getting a good look at the basket.”

Ingram looked spry in his return from right knee soreness, particularly on an authoritative, driving, one-handed dunk that got the crowd roaring in the opening quarter.

“I think trying to get to my spots and assert myself a little bit and getting other players involved, I think I did an OK job,” Ingram said. “I felt pretty good today. I didn’t have any restrictions.”

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But with Damian Lillard sidelined with back spasms, the Pelicans were able to handle the Trail Blazers in the second half, handing the road team a 115 - 104 loss in front of a crowd of 15,021 Nassir Little, who returned to the bench with Anthony getting the start, finished with the first double-double of his

115 - 104 . vs Nuggets. Jrue Holiday scored 36 points and stole the ball from Paul George three times in the final minutes to spoil George’ s season debut and lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 132-127 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.

C.J. McCollum led Portland with 22 points, while Hassan Whiteside added 14 points and 14 rebounds.

J.J. Redick hit 4 of 9 3-pointers and scored 14 points for New Orleans. Kenrich Williams, starting at forward, filled the stat sheet with hustle plays, grabbing 14 rebounds to go with three steals, three drawn charging fouls and a blocked shot. He also scored eight points.

“He just makes winning plays,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “That’s what he does — winning play after winning play.”

New Orleans seized momentum in the third quarter, going up by 13 on a sequence that began when Nicolo Melli hit a 3 and then got the ball right back in a largely vacated Portland back court after Nickeil Alexander-Walker dove to swipe the ball away from McCollum. Melli went straight in for a dunk that made it 83-70.

TIP-INS

Trail Blazers: Nassir Little had 12 points and 11 rebounds. ... Kent Bazemore scored 11 points. ... Shot 16 of 29 (55.2 percent) from 3-point range, but only 40 of 92 (43.5 percent) overall and missed five of 13 free throws.

Pelicans: Melli finished with 14 points and E’Twaun Moore added 11 points off the bench. ... Guard Frank Jackson returned after missing one game with a neck bruise and scored nine points. ... Guard Lonzo Ball (groin), center Derrick Favors (back) and guard Josh Hart (ankle) were among the injured for New Orleans.

Carmelo Anthony fades after strong start in Trail Blazers debut

  Carmelo Anthony fades after strong start in Trail Blazers debut Carmelo Anthony got off to a fine start in his Portland Trail Blazers debut on Tuesday. © Provided by Oath Inc. NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - NOVEMBER 19: Carmelo Anthony #00 of the Portland Trail Blazers reacts after scoring on a three-point basket during a NBA game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center on November 19, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images) But as the game wore on, his offense wore down as he struggled to make shots and hold on to the ball in a 115-104 New Orleans Pelicans victory. Anthony, playing and starting in his first NBA game since Nov.

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HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

Holiday highlighted his night with a spinning dribble around Little for a driving dunk.

“I’m not really trying to dunk. That takes a lot of energy out of you,” Holiday said, adding that it was really the way Little pursued him that spurred him to finish strong. “I just felt him coming and at that point I wasn’t trying to get my shot blocked.”

In the second half, Holiday scored on an unusual play in which he remained under his own basket, re-tying his shoes while his team advanced 4-on-5 into the offensive end. Holiday then came sprinting down court, took a handoff from Melli near the 3-point line and exploded toward the rim for a layup.

ASSERTIVE ANTHONY

Anthony wasted no time getting his first shot off. His miss from 20 feet came within the opening 30 seconds and was Portland’s first shot of the game. Anthony also took Portland’s second shot, hitting his first of two made 3s.

But when Anthony tried to rise for a two-handed dunk in the first half, he was met with resistance by a member of the NBA’s rookie class when eighth overall draft pick Jaxson Hayes rejected the attempt in what was his second of three blocks.

“I thought he was going to try to lay it up,” Hayes said. “It just shows his passion for the game still. He’s still trying to go dunk on people. ... Blocking it was pretty fun.”

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Visit Milwaukee on Thursday in the third game of a six-game road trip that began last Saturday and ends Monday night.

Pelicans: Visit Phoenix on Thursday night in the first of three straight road games.

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