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Once again, all 22 ESPN analysts pick against the Pelicans

Anthony Davis secured his first career playoff victory on Saturday night. (photo via NBA.com/Pelicans)

Anthony Davis secured his first career playoff victory on Saturday night. (photo via NBA.com/Pelicans)

Before their opening-round series against Portland, not one ESPN NBA analyst picked the New Orleans Pelicans to win the series.

All 22 predictions favored the Trail Blazers. Every. Single. One.

The Pelicans went on to not only beat the Trail Blazers, but destroyed them in a four-game sweep, proving everyone wrong in the process.

Despite shutting down two elite guards in Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum, it apparently didn’t do anything to change their thoughts on New Orleans going forward.

ESPN released their latest predictions, and once again, not a single analyst chose the Pelicans to defeat the Golden State Warriors in the second round.

Obviously the Warriors are in a league of their own, and with Stephen Curry on his way back, they should be the favorites to not only come out of the West, but to win it all.

But some of these guys had Golden State winning in dominant fashion. Five games? Come on Kevin Arnovitz, Amin Elhassan, Nick Friedell, Chris Haynes, and Kevin Pelton. At least Michael Wright had it going to seven.

After averaging a Western Conference postseason-best 33 points, 11.8 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game in round one, Anthony Davis has something to say about that.

Prove them wrong again, Pelicans.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Once again, all 22 ESPN analysts pick against the Pelicans



  1. 72uksprinter
    3:06 pm April 28, 2018 Permalink

    If they play with the intensity of the first round, the Dubs will find themselves in shock and awe.
    GO KENTUCKY PELICANS!



  2. CatsfaninFL
    4:30 pm April 28, 2018 Permalink

    Man they broke out that FPOBA episode that made me straight up cry as a kid.



  3. (Aixelsyd)0505
    6:25 pm April 28, 2018 Permalink

    When is the game?



  4. callitlikeiseeit
    11:48 pm April 28, 2018 Permalink

    Difference is they are playing the Warriors and not Portland. Love AD, favorite current player, but the Warriors are still the best team in the NBA. Only chance is get wins before Curry gets back but even without Curry this team is loaded, at home and really play great team ball. Anyone that really thinks the Pelicats will win, my heart wants it but my money says otherwise, is welcome to put their money up. Easy to talk but put something real on the line and see how many still think NO will win.