We looked inside some of the tweets by @Jim_Eichenhofer and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
Eric Bledsoe on his outlook on #Pelicans: "We've got a young team, but at the same time, that's an excuse, because we've proven we can win. We've got a bunch of talented players on this team."
Stan Van Gundy on how intensity levels for #Pelicans and Timberwolves impacted the outcome: "Our disposition didn't match theirs. I thought we got outworked. That's extremely disappointing."
In watching the Wolves this season, they have a few guys getting big minutes who rarely do much off the dribble (especially when Russell and Towns are playing), but tonight they're getting a lot done on drives and in the paint. #Pelicans have to cut off some of these
Wolves were getting way too much dribble penetration in last few minutes of 2Q, but also on a few plays #Pelicans overhelped when it wasn't necessary, creating an open shot or 3 for Min. Eric Bledsoe's hot shooting kept NOLA in front by a point at halftime
Might be the part of his game that is most improved compared to his rookie season. Being able to convert in the paint and around the basket could be huge for Nickeil, who has great size for a guard and is able to use both hands on drives https://t.co/kZjl7P6cyP
Despite being so young and inexperienced, Wolves are actually pretty solid at taking call of the ball (16th in #NBA in turnover percentage; Pels are 26th). Mid 2Q, Min only has 2 turnovers, compared to 9 by NOLA. That's a big factor in score staying close
Brandon Ingram was phenomenal from mid-range in 1Q, hitting five buckets on jumpers, in addition to one layup. Ingram 12 pts on 6/8 shooting. Very aggressive start by Eric Bledsoe as well, driving for a couple layups, 9 pts https://t.co/slYFVlikNp
Minnesota @Timberwolves Status Report in advance of Jan. 23 vs. New Orleans: PROBABLE Okogie – Left Hamstring Strain QUESTIONABLE Rubio – Health & Safety Protocols OUT Hernangómez – Health & Safety Protocols Russell - Rest Towns – Health & Safety Protocols
Stan Van Gundy on #Pelicans defense: "We can't give up this number of points and have any chance at having a good season. We're going to have to develop a much, much, much, much, much, much better defensive mentality and pride than we have right now."