Buddy, Pels Fall Short Without Davis | 10th Year Seniors
By RENALDO With All-Star forward Anthony Davis sidelined for the first time this season, Buddy Hield and the remainder of the supporting cast for the New Orleans Pelicans gave a valiant effort but again fell short and dropped to 2-10. Hield had his most balanced game of the season and finished with eight points, five rebounds and five assists in the Pelicans' 89-82 loss to the Orlando Magic Wednesday. He set a new season high in assists and was rebound shy of his season high on the boards but the Pelicans failed to win back-to-back games for the first time this year. "I'm just trying to do whatever I can to help my team win, making plays," Hield said, "I was pleased with our effort tonight. Losing is not in my DNA but as a rookie coming in you have to stay positive and stay patient. We lost close games our record could easily be 7-5. I like this team we just have to keep moving the ball, sharing the ball and things will be great for us." Buddy returned to the bench with E'Twaun Moore