However, Cousins was held to 12 points on 5-of-14 shooting against Orlando. Ten of those points came during a 40-point second quarter, but Cousins was barely heard from the rest of the game.
The Pelicans were outscored 55-35 in the second half by Orlando.
It’s like one of those nights, he said Tuesday at practice. Defensively, we just weren’t there mentally. Let’s just say (our) actions looked like a defeated team. I kind of take the blame for that. My energy was off emotionally, and that energy the team was used to having, I wasn’t there. We talked about it. We’re aware of our mistakes, and we’ll have a better showing next game.
Towns led Minnesota in the three matchups, scoring 26.0 points and grabbing 8.3 rebounds per game, and Wiggins averaged 22.3 points.
Elliott did not attend team meetings Tuesday and is not expected at practice Wednesday as the legal battle continues. The Cowboys will begin their full-time preparation for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Wednesday.
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says Ezekiel Elliott’s extreme penalty can be traced back to how the league handled the Ray Rice assault case in 2014.
The union told Failla that she erred by ruling that the NFL’s claims were supported by federal labor law because the league followed the collective bargaining agreement in suspending Elliott.
Lawyers for the NFLPA said Failla was the first judge to have concluded that professional athletes with short career spans do not face irreparable harm when suspensions are enforced before appeals options have been exhausted.