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23-35, 4th in Southwest
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Stumbling out of starting blocks in NOLA

The Kings lost by 34 points on Dec. 14 to, coincidentally, the Rockets. But DeMarcus Cousins was given a planned day of rest and sat out that night in Houston, making Thursday night's defeat his worst of the season.

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Boogie era starts with sputter in Pelicans loss

The DeMarcus Cousins era in The Big Easy got off to difficult start as the Pelicans were blown out by the Rockets. Omri Casspi, also acquired in the Cousins trade, broke his thumb in the loss.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Asked if he took the technical foul tonight so DeMarcus Cousins wouldn't, Alvin Gentry said, "I took it for myself."

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Nowhere to go but up for new-look Pels

Thursday's loss to the Rockets in the first game following the acquisition of DeMarcus Cousins squeezed out the 29-point loss vs. the lowly Nets (143-114 on Jan. 20) as New Orleans' worst this season.

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Casspi breaks thumb in 1st game with Pelicans

In his first game as a Pelican following a trade on Sunday, Omri Casspi suffered a broken right thumb in the team's home loss to the Rockets. He may miss up to six weeks with the injury.

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No partying in French Quarter just yet

Anthony Davis had 29 points and nine rebounds, DeMarcus Cousins 27 and 14 in their debut together on Thursday night. The rest of the Pelicans combined for 43 points in their 129-99 loss to the Rockets.

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Cousins has strong debut, but Pelicans fall to Rockets (1:03)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Omri Casspi broke his right thumb, per Alvin Gentry.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Omri Casspi suffered a right thumb injury.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans lose 129-99 in DeMarcus Cousins' debut. Cousins and Anthony Davis combine for 56 points, 23 rebounds, 6 blocks, but the Pelicans turn it over 20 times and allow the Rockets to shoot 39% from 3 on 51 attempts.

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Williams' 3 leaves Harden hyped (0:20)

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The Pelicans entered the 4th quarter down 33 points, the largest deficit entering the 4th quarter in New Orleans (Hornets/Pelicans) franchise history.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets take a commanding 100-67 lead on the Pelicans after three quarters at the Big Blender. New Orleans is just 3-for-20 from behind the 3-point arc while the Rockets are shooting 40% from 3.

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Capela posterizes Davis (0:22)
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Nene dunks it on Cunningham's head (0:22)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Jrue Holiday struggling to find his way in the Pelicans' new look. Holiday has 2 points (2/8), 1 assist and 6 turnovers.

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Cousins gets locked up with Anderson (0:26)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis combine for 30 of the Pelicans' 50 first-half points, but New Orleans' new-look roster is still very much a work in progress. The Pelicans' 12 turnovers gave way to 17 Rockets points, and NOLA also gave up 15 second-chance points and 18 fast-break points. Pels down 16 at half.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alvin Gentry makes good on his word to DeMarcus Cousins and takes the first technical foul of the Boogie era.

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'Fire and Ice' combine for the score (0:16)

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DeMarcus Cousins has been on the floor every second that Anthony Davis has been off the floor. Prior to the All Star break, the Pelicans big that played the most minutes with Davis OFF the floor was Terrence Jones (620) and Dante Cunningham (365).

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Cousins rejects Harden's layup (0:18)
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Harden lofts gorgeous pass to Capela (0:15)

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

After spending the first five minutes together, DeMarcus Cousins and Anthony Davis each get turns as the 5-man in switchable small-ball lineups. Each of the Pelicans' All-Stars have 8 points and 2 blocks.

Team Stats

Points Per Game103.421st
Rebounds Per Game43.913th
Assists Per Game22.5Tied-13th
Points Allowed106.522nd

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-172335.397
2015-163052.366
2014-154537.549
2013-143448.415
2012-132755.329

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