Game Grades: Pelicans Reinforce Lakers Tank In Blowout


113. 69. 92. 20. Final

Note: We’ll be grading the players on how well they contributed to the tank.

MVP: Anthony Davis is your tank MVP, and I don’t even care if he played for the other team. He scored a game-high 20 points, grabbed seven boards, dished six assists, blocked four shots, sold three game programs, and grew a partridge in a pear tree.

LVP: You know what makes this tank great? Jordan Clarkson nearly getting a triple-double. You know what isn’t cool? Byron played him just 31 minutes in a game he finished just three rebounds shy of a triple-double. But seriously, Clarkson was great tonight and is really solidifying his case for an All-Rookie first-team selection.

Stat of the Night: 56.4%. The New Orleans Pelicans’ shooting percentage from the field. Yeah, that’s pretty good. Not many teams shoot that well and lose, and the Pelicans dominated pretty much from the get-go tonight.

The Starters

PG. Los Angeles Lakers. JEREMY LIN. B.  <strong> 28 min, 3-10 FG, 0-0 3P, 4-6 FT, 10 PTS, 3 REB, 3 AST, 1 STL, 0 BLK, 0 TO</strong><p>The <strong><a href=

D+. <strong>30 min, 5-9 FG, 1-4 3P, 1-2 FT, 12 PTS, 1 REB, 3 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 0 TO</strong><p>This is my stunned face that <strong><a href=. PF. Los Angeles Lakers. RYAN KELLY

F.  <strong> 31 min, 7-9 FG, 1-1 3P, 3-4 FT, 18 PTS, 7 REB, 10 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 1 TO</strong><p>Back-to-back double doubles for the rook. Let’s all give <strong><a href=. PG. Los Angeles Lakers. JORDAN CLARKSON

Los Angeles Lakers. WESLEY JOHNSON. B+. <strong>26</strong> <strong>min, 2-8 FG, 0-2 3P, 1-2 FT, 5 PTS, 8 REB, 2 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 0 TO</strong><p>8 more games of <strong><a href=. SF

B+. <strong>28 min, 8-10 FG, 0-1 FT, 16 PTS, 3 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 1 BLK, 0 TO</strong><p>In an imaginary re-draft, <strong><a href=. C. Los Angeles Lakers. TARIK BLACK

The Bench

B.  <strong> 20 min, 4-10 FG, 0-1 3P, 2-2 FT, 10 PTS, 7 REB, 0 AST, 0 STL, 1 BLK, 2 TO</strong><p><strong><a href=. C. Los Angeles Lakers. JORDAN HILL

A-.  <strong> 18 min, 2-9 FG, 0-0 FT, 4 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST, 2 STL, 0 BLK, 0 TO</strong><p><strong><a href=. PF. Los Angeles Lakers. CARLOS BOOZER

B-.  <strong> 30 min, 2-8 FG, 1-2 3P, 1-2 FT, 6 PTS, 1 REB, 1 AST, 0 STL, 0 BLK, 1 TO</strong><p>So, the Lakers have three rookies (including <strong><a href=. SG. Los Angeles Lakers. JABARI BROWN

WAYNE ELLINGTON. C.  <strong> 28 min, 4-10 FG, 2-6 3P, 1-2 FT, 11 PTS, 2 REB, 2 AST, 1 STL, 0 BLK, 1 TO</strong><p>Even with all these young players, should the Lakers re-sign <strong><a href=. SG. Los Angeles Lakers

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