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Pelicans Twitter Roasts ESPN For Siding With Portland Instead Of New Orleans To Win Their Series


The New Orleans Pelicans social media manager seems to be the kind of person to hold grudges, based on the Pelicans tweets after their Game victory over the Portland Trail Blazers last night.

If your eyes weren't glued to a TV last night, you may not have heard that the sixth-seeded Pelicans -- a team who hadn't won a playoff game as the Pelicans before this postseason -- swept the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers in convincing fashion.

Both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday scored over 40 points apiece, both breaking New Orleans playoff scoring record, set by David West back in 2008. Davis was extremely impressive, posting 47 points and 11 rebounds en route to the decisive victory.

The sweep over Damian Lillard and the Blazers comes as a huge surprise, especially to ESPN's 22 analysts, who were all polled on the outcome of each first-round series. Every single one of them picked Portland to beat out NOLA. And the Pelicans Twitter account didn't forget it.

Feels good to clap back at the haters, doesn't it New Orleans? Especially when you were considered the underdog.

ESPN didn't even try to defend themselves either, graciously accepting their punishment.

With the recent play of Davis, Holiday, Rajon Rondo and Nikola Mirotic, it may not be too far-fetched to think the Pelicans could give the Curry-less Warriors -- once they sweep the Spurs -- some trouble in the second round.