Orlando is 5-22 when outrebounded by opponents and averages 45.4 rebounds per game. The Pelicans have gone 9-18 away from home. New Orleans leads the Western Conference with 11.7 offensive rebounds per game led by Steven Adams averaging 3.8.
Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and Joe Harris had 24 to lead seven Brooklyn players in double figures as the short-handed Nets held off the host New Orleans Pelicans 134-129 on Tuesday night. WATCH: Tuesday's best plays and performances Updated NBA Conference standings Brooklyn Nets 134 - 129 New Orleans Pelicans Landry Shamet added 18, Blake Griffin scored 16, Jeff Green had 15, Bruce Brown had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot scored 10.
Kyrie Irving capped a 32-point performance with a tough turnaround jumper, a driving layup through converging defenders and four free throws in the final minute, and the Brooklyn Nets held on for a 134-129 victory over the reeling New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Obviously, when Kyrie does his thing and hits tough shots like that, it truly saves us,” said Nets forward Blake Griffin, who had 16 points and eight rebounds in a reserve role.