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He shined again in the New Orleans Pelicans singles game and with a double-double of 35 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks led his team to a 95-97 road win against the Portland Trail Blazers in the first game of the playoffs of the Western Conference that dispute the best of seven. Davis also scored the decisive points from the line of personnel in the last 13 seconds of regulation time when he scored four goals, the last two with five seconds left and left a partial of 97-92 that was final, without the triple of the shooting guard
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He also excelled in the Pelicans offense by contributing 25 points, seven rebounds and two assists. But it was the Spanish Montenegrin forward Nikola Mirotic, who contributed a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds, which emerged as a winning factor for the Pelicans who are 0-1 in the series and now they will have the advantage of countryside.
Mirotic played 40 minutes as a starter and scored 6 of 15 field goals, including 4 of 10 triples, and did not go to the personnel line. While the role of former Real Madrid player was always present in the painting with 10 defensive rebounds, in addition to giving three assists, recovered two balls, lost one, put four blocks – leader team with Davis in that facet of the game – and committed a personal foul. Base reserve Ian Clark with 10 points became the sixth player of the Pelicans and in the fourth he completed the list of those who had double-digit numbers. While the Trail Blazers also had four players – all holders – who achieved double-digit numbers, led by guard JC McCollum who reached 19 points, including four triples. While the star base
he managed another 18 points, but could not be a winning factor by scoring only 6 of 23 shots, with 4 of 9 triples, in addition to capturing seven rebounds and distributing seven assists. The Bosnian pivot Jusuf Nurkic achieved a double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds that left him as the leader in the indoor game, but lost the individual duel with Davis in the paint, although the Trail Blazers as a team captured 52 balls under the rings for 49 of the Pelicans. The eaves
it reached the 13 goals, in addition to capturing seven rebounds that did not prevent the defeat of the Trail Blazers, who lost the field advantage. But his great merit in the match was to fight to the end and get to just one point with less than a minute to go (92-93) with less than a minute left after being 19 points behind on the scoreboard, including (78-88) and five minutes to complete the regulation time. The second match of the tie will be played next Tuesday on the same stage of the Portland Fashion Center.
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