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Jrue Holiday’s 28 points and inspired play from several reserves lead Pelicans to 118-107 victory over Wizards

The New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absence of Zion Williamson and an early nine-point deficit to defeat the winless Washington Wizards, 118-107 Friday night in Orlando. They improve to 2-3 in NBA seeding play.

Jrue Holiday led all scorers with 28 points, and was one of seven Pelicans to reach double figures. Derrick Favors added a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds in 29 minutes.

I’d like to stop there. Because spending time thinking about superlatives from a win over the worst defensive team in the NBA; a team that was unofficially TENTH in the Eastern Conference standings coming into the game; and that was playing without John Wall, Bradley Beal, and Davis Bertans; just doesn’t seem worth any of our time.