The San Antonio Spurs needed to win on Wednesday. A win would’ve given them the two seed in the Western Conference instead of the sixth seed.
Apr 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans head coachMonty Williams
celebrates with guardEric Gordon
(10) following a win against the San Antonio Spurs at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans defeated the Spurs 108-103 to earn the 8th seed in the Western Conference Playoffs. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
If the Spurs would’ve won they would’ve taken on the seventh seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round. That didn’t happen. Instead they will take on the Los Angeles Clippers without home-court.
Back to what happened on Wednesday, the New Orleans Pelicans took it to the Spurs and won 108-103. The Pelicans went up by as many as 23 points in the first half, before the Spurs rallied back.
The Spurs cut their deficit to as low as three points with 11 seconds to play after Patty Mills connected on a three-pointer. While the game was seemingly over despite it being only a one possession game when Jrue Holiday connected on the two free-throws, the Spurs gave the Pelicans one scare.
The Spurs were only down with just under 7 minutes to play before the Pelicans responded with a quick 6-0 run.
Strangely the Spurs were the more efficient team as they shot 57% from the field compared to the Pelicans 52%. The key in the game was the turnovers, as the Spurs had 15, while the Pelicans only had 9.
Anthony Davis went for 31 points and 13 rebounds.
Now that the game has concluded, we have highlights from the Spurs-Pelicans game! Check out the San Antonio Spurs video highlights below from NBA Game Recap YouTube channel and let us know what you think about them in the comments section below!