Jimmer Fredette saw plenty of action as the New Orleans Pelicans embarrassed the Minnesota Timberwolves 139-91 on Friday night. Without the services of Thaddeus Young and Ricky Rubio, the Timberwolves were no match for a hot shooting New Orleans squad who shot 52 of 75 from the floor (69.3 percent), including 14 of 19 from 3-point range (73.7 percent).
Jrue Holiday led a balanced attack as the Pelicans had seven players score in double figures. He finished with 24 points on 9 of 10 shooting from the floor to go along with a game-high nine assists. Anthony Davis also had an impressive shooting night missing just four of his 13 attempts on his way to 22 points. He added four rebounds, three assists, two steals and a pair of blocks. The New Orleans bench had a very productive night as well as Austin Rivers, Ryan Anderson and Luke Babbitt all made big contributions. Rivers put up 17 points on 8 of 9 shooting from the floor to go along with three rebounds, three assists and two steals. Anderson added 16 points and six rebounds while Babbitt chipped in with 12 points on 4 of 4 shooting from beyond the arc.
Andrew Wiggins had a solid night for Minnesota in defeat. He registered 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the floor, including 2-for-2 from behind the arc. Corey Brewer had a productive outing as well with 18 points and four steals.
Fredette was out of the rotation for the second game in a row, but saw 13:01 of action in garbage time for the Pelicans. During that time, he finished with a season-high seven points on 3 of 7 shooting from the field, which included a pair of made layups and his first made 3-ball of the season. He also recorded an assist and a turnover in the huge win.
Up next for Fredette and the 5-3 Pelicans is a trip to Portland to square off against the Trail Blazers on Monday night.