This season's Pelicans: Lots of injuries
The Pelicans have been decimated by injuries, but they also have been glaringly inconsistent. Some games, itís been their lack of offensive execution that resulted in blown leads. In others, itís been their glaring defensive breakdowns, like leaving the lane open for uncontested dunks, thatís led to losses.
New Orleans has lost the first three games by an average of 21.0 points on their current five-game road trip that will conclude on Tuesday night against the Lakers. They trailed by a 35-point margin in the fourth quarter against the Clippers Saturday night.
The Pelicans have a woeful 7-28 record against teams that have a .500 or better record. They are 16-8 in games against teams below .500 like the Kings, who enter Mondayís game with a 20-39 record, worst in the Western Conference.
-- New Orleans Times-Picayune