No luck in the Big Easy.
The Sacramento Kings played a competitive 20-minute basketball match at the Smoothie King Center on Friday night, but the NBA requires a full 48 players.  The New Orleans Pelicans kicked the accelerator and ran away from the Kings in the late second quarter, picking up a 149-129 win in their house opener.
For the second game in a row, Sacramento struggled at the defensive end, allowing New Orleans to fire the Kings for 58.9 percent of the field and 51.6 percent of the 3-point range.
Nikola Mirotic and Anthony Davis made huge numbers, but it was a team effort as eight players scored double digits for the pelicans.
Willie Cauley-Stein scored more than 20 points in the second consecutive game and four other players scored 1
Here are three take-aways, as the Kings start 0-2 in the season.
Mirotic is on Fire
The Kings knew Davis had to slow down to stand a chance against the pelicans in the opener. Davis was good (25 points, 10 rebounds and six assists), but Mirotic was unstoppable.
The smooth fourth round went for career-high 36 points on 14 of 21 shooting off the field and 5 from 9 from a great distance. He added nine rebounds in New Orleans blowout victory.
Welcome to the NBA, Marvin Bagley III
After Bagley had played only 12 minutes in the opening game, King's Coach Dave Joerger went to the rookie early in the first quarter he went to work. The 19-year-old aggressively attacked Davis and his Pelicans team-mates as Bagley hit his first five shots on the way to 14 points before the break.
Bagley did not find the same success in the second half, but it was a productive night for the rookie as he set new career highs with 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in 32 minutes
Fox answers the call
The professional of the second year continued his strong game. In the opener, he managed to lose 21 points and distribute seven assists. Fox confirmed that with 18 points, six assists and six rebounds in 26 minutes in New Orleans.
The 20-year-old is full of confidence and shows that he is ready to make a leap in his college season.