Pelicans vs. Warriors Recap
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Pelicans vs. Warriors Recap

Christian Rivas

The New Orleans Pelicans and the Golden State Warriors both went into Monday night’s game winless, but it was the Warriors that left with one in the win column, beating the Pelicans 134-123. Here was the good, the bad and the Ball from the game.

The Good: The Rookies

Jaxson Hayes made his regular season debut for the Pelicans in garbage time and he didn’t disappoint. In 23:28, Hayes scored 19 points on 9-11 shooting from the field and tallied a block and a steal.

He also added another poster slam dunk to his highlight reel. Don’t be surprised to see this one on SportsCenter’s Top 10:

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Nickeil Alexander-Wallker also broke out of his shooting slump, scoring 15 points on 6-11 shooting from the field, including 2-4 shooting from 3-point range. He also dished out nine assists — tied for the team-high with Lonzo Ball — while turning the ball over just once.

With the Pelicans in need of scoring outside of Brandon Ingram — who once again led New Orleans with 27 points to go along with 10 rebounds — the rookies stepped up. Unfortunately, it was too little too late for them.