Mason Plumlee came off the bench and recorded his second double-double this season, scoring 22 points and registering 13 rebounds, to help the Brooklyn Nets take down the New Orleans Pelicans, 93-81. The Nets had an impressive game shooting the ball in this one, going 35-66 (53.0%) from the field and 17-29 (58.6%) at the free throw line. Brooklyn (23-26) gets one in the win column after losing to Detroit on Friday.
Plumlee shot 8-10 from the field, in a good performance. Mirza Teletovic chipped in 13 points and 11 rebounds for Brooklyn as well. On 11-19 shooting from the field and 2-5 from the free throw line, Anthony Davis put up 24 points for New Orleans in the loss. He also tallied 9 rebounds.
Along with their eFG% of 57.6%, the Nets posted a FTA rate of 43.9. This season, they are 3-1 when they exceed 55% and 35.0 in those respective metrics. Conversely, the Pelicans are winless (0-7) when allowing their opponents to hit those marks.
Coming up, the Nets square off against the Charlotte Bobcats, who are 22-29 on the season. The Pelicans match up against the Toronto Raptors, currently sitting at 26-24 this year. The Nets are 0-1 versus Charlotte this season.