NEW YORK -- Since losing DeMarcus Cousins to a season-ending Achilles injury, New Orleans has struggled. And against the 76ers on Friday, the Pelicans reached their lowest point since Cousins was injured.
The Pelicans attempt to get going Saturday night when they visit the Brooklyn Nets, who also are struggling.
New Orleans (28-26) will make the short trip after a hideous showing on offense in a 100-82 loss. The Pelicans set a season-low in points and field-goal percentage (34.7) while also scoring 11 points in the third quarter, also a season-low.
"I didn't think we started the game off with the intensity level we were going to need to have against this team," Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. "Offensively, we didn't have any kind of flow, any kind of rhythm, anything."
Since losing Cousins to a torn left Achilles, the Pelicans are 1-5 and averaging 103 points. They are allowing 112.8 points per game. << Read more
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