Trail Blazers Pelicans Basketball

New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins (0) goes to the basket against Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic (27) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Gerald Herbert

The Pelicans travel to Portland to face the Trail Blazers at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night. Here are three things to know.


Anthony Davis became the first player since at least 1983-84 to score at least 95 points and grab at least 50 rebounds in the first three games of the season. He joins Kevin Garnett as the only players of the past 40 years to tally more than 25 points and 15 rebounds in the first three games of a season.


Davis currently ranks No. 3 in both points per game (31.7) and rebounds per game (16.7), the only NBA player to crack the top 10 in both categories. DeMarcus Cousins isn’t far behind, ranked No. 6 in scoring (28.3) and 12th in rebounding (11.7).


The Trail Blazers lead the NBA in 3-point percentage to start the season, converting a scorching 48.6 percent of their attempts from beyond the arc, led by Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum. However, Portland has picked its spots carefully, attempting just 23.3 per game, which ranks 25th in the league.