DeMarcus Cousins tied a career-high with five 3-pointers and poured in his most points since joining the Pelicans as New Orleans upset the Grizzlies Tuesday.
Cousins scored 41 points and added 17 rebounds in the 95-82 win while recording blocked three shots. He also assisted on Anthony Davis’ alley-oop dunk and was glad to hear the New Orleans crowd chant his nickname, “Boogie,” during the game.
Davis added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Pelicans, who won for the Cheap Jerseys And Jordans fifth time in six games as they eye the final playoff spot in the West. New Orleans (30-41) now trails the idle Nuggets by 3 1/2 games for the sought after final playoff spot.
If the Bulls want to plan for the future, they should play young guys like Felicio and Lauvergne to see what they have. After actively shopping Mirotic prior to the trade deadline, let him walk as a restricted free agent this offseason. Tell Dwyane Wade he won’t be playing for a contender, so he should decline that player option (something he’s already considered). Rajon Rondo’s contract becomes fully guaranteed on June 30. Chicago needs to get rid of him before that point. Shop Butler for significant pieces and start fresh.
Here’s the thing: the Bulls (31-35) are only 1.5 games back of the final playoff spot in the East. With 16 games remaining on the schedule, Chicago finishes with a somewhat challenging stretch in March. Look at April, though: vs. Atlanta, at New Orleans, at New York, at Philadelphia, at Brooklyn, vs. Orlando and vs. Brooklyn. If Hoiberg’s squad is even within shouting distance, there’s a good chance the Bulls can capture the seventh or eighth seed. Heck, they are only three games behind the Pacers Cheap Jerseys And Sunglasses for Cheap Goalie Jerseys Soccer the sixth seed. (The bottom of the East is a race to .500.)