Damian Lillard texted Anthony Davis, Tim Frazier asking them to beat Nuggets on Sunday
Following the New Orleans Pelicans‘ 25-point beatdown of the Denver Nuggets, it looks like it might have been the result of a little friendly gamesmanship with Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard.
This text had its desired effect, with the Pelicans getting ahead early and eventually coasting to a 115-90 win, aiding the Blazers into the No. 8 spot in the West’s playoff race.
“They both said, ‘I got you,’ so I guess they’re a man of their word,” Lillard jokingly told Cody Sharrett on NBA.com following the Blazers’ victory over the Los Angeles Lakers.
“It’s on our home floor, in front of our home crowd, an opportunity to move a game ahead of them, take the tiebreaker outright with them if it comes down to the last game,” Lillard said. “A lot of things on the line in this game … We’re ready for the challenge.
“Now that we’ve gotten here in the driver’s seat, we gotta take it home.”