The New Orleans Pelicans entered the fourth game of their series with the Portland Trail Blazers with an opportunity to complete a sweep Portland and win their first playoff series since the 2007-2008 season. Some key aspects of the Pelicans game three win over the Portland Trail Blazers were suddenly nowhere to be found in Saturday afternoon’s game. Nikola Mirotic scored only 10 points and did not even attempt a shot until the start of the second quarter after dropping 30 points in game three. The Pelicans staunch defense from game three that forced 24 turnovers and only allowed 102 points in game three was nowhere to be found despite Pelicans fans chanting “defense” on nearly every possession.
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