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NEW ORLEANS -- Denver coach Mike Malone decided the?Nuggets?should not, in fact, do whatever it takes to stop Anthony Davis. Cheap Jordan 11 For Sale .Instead, the Nuggets stuck to their usual defensive principles against the?Pelicans,?and it paid off -- barely.Jusuf Nurkic scored 23 points, Will Barton added 22 and the Nuggets survived a dominant performance by Davis to defeat the Pelicans 107-102 in both teams regular-season opener on Wednesday night.When you play against a great player, you have a problem you need to answer: Are you going to shut him down and create problems elsewhere or are you going to let him get his and hope nobody else goes off? Malone said.Denver did the latter, and Davis wound up with 50 points, 16 rebounds, seven steals, five assists and four blocks. His prolific play helped New Orleans trim a deficit as large as 14 late in the second quarter down to two points in the waning minutes.We gave them too many easy looks in the beginning of the game, Davis said. We gave ourselves a chance. Weve just got to play like we played in the third and fourth quarter in the beginning of the game.Davis became the first player to post at least 45 points, 15 rebounds, five assists and five steals in a game since steals were recorded in 1973-74.He didnt get much help offensively. Davis shot 17-of-34; the rest of the Pelicans combined to shoot 21-of-58.Tim Frazier scored 15 for the Pelicans. ETwaun Moore added 10 points but missed a 3-point attempt that could have tied the contest with 24 seconds left.Danilo Gallinari scored 15 for Denver, Wilson Chandler added 12 points and Kenneth Faried finished with 14 rebounds -- six on the offensive end to help the Nuggets end with a 14-3 advantage in second-chance points.Denver built its largest lead when Barton hit a 3 and a layup to spark a 9-2 run that made 60-46 in the final minute of the second quarter.I was just trying to be aggressive, staying in attack mode, whether Im scoring for myself of making plays for others, Barton said.Denver still led by 10, at 87-77, when Farieds 5-foot hook shot opened the scoring in the fourth quarter, but New Orleans managed to keep its deficit within single digits most of the final period. Davis pulled the Pelicans as close as 100-98 when he cut into the lane for a layup with 2:32 to go.Davis didnt fault his teammates for the loss, saying their shot selection was decent but that they missed shots they often make. He was more inclined to criticize himself for a few missed shots from close range and his late turnover.Im going to have to -- probably not 50 every night -- but try to get somewhere along those lines every game to give ourselves a chance, Davis said.ROOKIE DEBUTSNuggets rookie guard Jamal Murray, taken seventh overall in the NBA draft -- one spot behind Pelicans rookie Buddy Hield -- played 13 minutes and was 0 of 2 shooting, finishing with a point on a free throw. Hield missed the first three shots of his NBA career before scoring his first points on a driving layup. He finished with four points on 2 of 8 shooting in nearly 17 minutes off the bench.OFF THE MARKBoth teams let fly frequently from 3-point range but often inaccurately. Denver missed 16 shots of 24 from deep. The Pelicans made only 3-of-19.TIP-INSNuggets: Between Gallinari, Nikola Jokic and the 7-foot Nurkic, Denver opened the game with three players 6-foot-10 or taller on the floor at a time, when a number of teams are favoring smaller lineups that feature the quicker, more versatile players on their rosters. Obviously, the trend is going away from what we do, but were not worried about what the trends are, Malone said. Were going to do what we think is best for us, but within our game, youll see a lot of different lineups.Pelicans: Before the game, the Pelicans wore black T-shirts during warm-ups to honor former teammate Bryce Dejean-Jones, who was fatally shot in May, when he forced his way into an apartment that he had mistaken for that of his girlfriend. The shirts had the letters BDJ on the chest, with Dejean-Jones No. 31 underneath. Its unfortunate what happened, the fact that hes not with us any longer, but he was part of our family, and we just wanted to do something to pay tribute to him, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said.UP NEXTNuggets: Host Portland on Saturday night.Pelicans: Host Golden State on Friday night.The Associated Press contributed to this report.? Cheap Authentic Retro Air Jordans For Sale . Kozun faked to the forehand and beat Monsters starter, Calvin Pickard, pad side in the second round for the winner. Spencer Abbott also scored in the shootout for the Marlies (25-13-4). Cheap Jordan 11 . The 18-year-old American had five birdies in her bogey-free round for a 17-under total of 196. Lee held the overnight lead but mixed three birdies with two bogeys for a 70. http://www.cheapjordansfreeshippingsale.com/ . 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Jarryd Hayne has refused to set his sights on a State of Origin return for NSW as he prepares to enter his first full NRL pre-season in four years.Hayne was NSWs player of the series when they last won the Shield in 2014, however he has not stepped foot in the representative arena since after leaving for the NFL and the rugby sevens.And while NSW coach Laurie Daley has previously indicated he would be prepared to play Hayne in any number of positions, the Gold Coast fullback suggested any Origin talk was a little premature for him.I never come into a season wanting to play (Origin), he said.Weve got a luxury at NSW with the amount of backs we have coming through.Ive got to worry about playing good footy and getting in good shape and getting in good form.Hayne will return to training with the Titans on Thursday when they kick-off their pre-season, marking the first time he has been available for day one since Parramatta in 2012.He missed the early stages of preparation for 2014 while playing in the 2013 WWorld Cup, and then debuted for the Titans in round 21 last season just five days after signing with the club following his departure from the game in late 2014. Cheap Jordan Shoes For Sale. It also meant he went into the final two months of the season with no fitness training centred around rugby league, after spending no more than minutes at a time on the field in the NFL and for Fiji in the sevens.And its there he believes he will gain his biggest improvement heading into the 2017 season.Eighty minutes isnt the hard part, he said.Its backing it up every six or seven days over the course of a season.Thats where its tough and thats where pre-season is important to get that base and punch out all those games.The 28-year-old won his second Dally M Medal alongside Johnathan Thurston in his last full season in the NRL, and showed patches of his best in his seven matches with the Titans last year. ' ' '