Pelicans get victory in opening game against Nets

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Brooklyn Nets suffered defeat to The New Orleans Pelicans in the opening game of the NBA.

The New Orleans Pelicans has defeated the Brooklyn Nets 130-108 in their opening game in the NBA.

Willie Green’s squad jumped grabbed a 32-14 in the first-quarter lead and never relented during Opening Night at the Barclays Center.

New Orleans scored 12 points off of 9 turnovers in the first 12 minutes. Williamson scored 8 points, grabbed four rebounds, and had one assist in the opening stanza of his 2022-23 season debut.

The Nets players Kyrie Irving and Ben Simmons couldn’t do much in the first half as the both combined six points.

Kevin Durantscored 21 points in the first half but the Brooklyn Big 3 produced  little in their first regular season action together. Simmons added just 4 points, 5 boards, and 5 assists, before fouling out.

Williamson finished with 25 points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists while shooting 50% (11/22) from the field.

The only slight disappointment would be the 3/4 night from the charity stripe but that blame belongs mostly to the refs.

Willie Green wanted to see the Big 3 together this preseason but did not hesitate to let Ingram cook as the chef of the second unit.

The first substitution were Jose Alvarado and Trey Murphy III for Williamson and McCollum to start both halves. Look for the rotations to stay the same going forward as this team looks to build a top-seeded playoff resume.

Ingram (28), McCollum (21), Jonas Valanciunas (15), and Trey Murphy III (16) all scored in double figures. Herb Jones (6) hit a couple of shots but spent most of his energy slowing down Durant. Jose Alvarado (7) played a big part in Irving’s  (6/19) struggles.

The Pelicans will travel to face the Charlotte Hornets before returning to the Smoothie King Center for the home opener on Sunday against the Utah Jazz.




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