Article by Jeff Demers | Heroes Media Group | April 20th, 2018
There was a buzz in the air as a sell-out crowd packed the Smoothie King Center for the Pelicans return to New Orleans. The Pels led the Portland Trailblazers 2-0 in the first round of the NBA playoffs after winning both games out west to start the series. It was New Orleans first time in the playoffs since a first round exit in 2015, and the Pelicans clearly fed off the electricity from the crowd.
New Orleans led the game 18-16 after the first five minutes saw both teams get off to hot starts and trade early baskets. An ensuing six minute and forty-five-second scoring drought from the Trailblazers, that was ended by a Damian Lillard layup with two seconds …Continue Reading