Hot Trey: Murphy’s six threes fuel Pels comeback that falls short at Minnesota

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The New Orleans Pelicans fell in their preseason opener, but not before making a huge second half comeback.

The Pelicans, down by 24 points in the third quarter, lost at Minnesota 117-114 Monday night. The game was the first of the preseason for new Pelicans head coach Willie Green.

Nickiel Alexander-Walker led New Orleans with 22 points. Trey Murphy had 21 points, including six three pointers.

He spoke with reporters after the game.

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