On January 5th, Beijing time, the New Orleans Pelicans faced the Houston Rockets at home. In this game, Zion Williamson was absent due to injuries, but the Pelicans would come forward. In the end, the Pelicans defeated their opponents 119 to 108.
In this game, the Pelicans Michacomim scored 28 points and 6 assists, Veram Cachius 16 points and 17 rebounds, and Marshall 16 points and 7 rebounds;
For the Rockets, Green 16 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, Smith 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Garuba 16 points.
As soon as the game started the Pelicans, the Pelicans launched a fierce attack. Michammm made a short point of score. In the first quarter, the Pelicans had a 20 -point advantage. The Pelicans scored 45 points in the first quarter.
With the progress of the game, the Rockets’ offense began to improve. The continuous attack of Green and Shen Jing allowed them to flatten their opponents in the second quarter.However, after the game entered the second half, the Rockets’ defense still could not make the Pelicans. Although the Rockets chased the score crazy after the two teams came in handy, but due to too much behind, they ended up at 11 points.
Both sides start:
Rockets: Smith, Shen Jing, Gordon, Potter, Green
Pelicans: Jones, Marshall, Varannas, Michakomm, Murphy