Nets lose opener to Pelicans, 130-108

the Pelicans’ big three stole the show, pilling on 74 combined points en route to the blowout win.

Nets got just 17 combined points from Ben Simmons and Kyrie Irving. 

Ben Simmons fouls out with 4 points.

Patty Mills dropped 16 points on 5-of-10 shooting and 4-of-9 from three 

“We’re not the biggest team, we’re not gonna lead the league in rebounds,” said Steve Nash after the game. 

In typical Nets fashion, the onslaught began with a slow start.

A pair of Zion Williamson buckets at the rim forced an early timeout from Steve Nash after an early 11-2 deficit.