ESPN's Pelicans-Trail Blazers predictions could have gone a bit better. 22 NBA analysts gave their predictions for the playoffs earlier this month, and in the Western Conference's No. 3 vs. No. 6 match-up, everyone at the Worldwide Leader was in lock-step.
To a person, every single ESPN analyst picked the Blazers to advance to the next round. Most had it going six or seven games, but no one saw the Pelicans, even with a top five player in Anthony Davis, pulling the upset.
Not only did the Pelicans pull it off, but they did it with a four-game sweep. Davis was phenomenal, but guard Jrue Holiday may have actually been the best player in the series, on both ends of the floor.
Whomever runs New Orleans's social media kept the receipts on ESPN's Pelicans-Trail Blazers predictions.
After New Orleans won game four, the Pels' Twitter account didn't waste any time. This is just a strong post.
Davis was absolutely ridiculous in this final game, a 131-123 New Orleans win. He scored 47 points on just 24 field goal attempts.
The Brow also grabbed 11 rebounds and swatted three Blazer shots. He was an impressive 15-of-17 from the charity stripe.
Holiday was nearly as efficient, scoring 41 points on 15-of-23 shooting. He added eight assists, and helped hold superstar Damian Lillard to 19 points.
The Pelicans advance to face the winner of the Golden State Warriors-San Antonio Spurs series. The Dubs will look to close out a sweep of their own on Sunday afternoon.
Davis and Holiday vs. Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green, and... maybe Steph Curry? I'm very here for that.