The New Orleans Pelicans came into this season with pretty decent expectations. But after losing DeMarcus Cousins for the season, people started to close the book on them.

However, this team has proved to be resilient if nothing else. A trait that will serve them well down the stretch.

Because now that we're on the other side of the All Star Break, and the team is in the thick of the Playoff hunt, the "real season" starts now. Here's how the team fought back in their first post-All Star Break game, from the Louisiana Radio Network:

"The Pelicans returned from the All-Star break and they were pushed to limit but came away with a 124-123 overtime victory over the Miami Heat last night. Anthony Davis gave an MVP performance with 45 points, 17 rebounds, five blocked shots and five steals. During this four game winning streak, A-D has scored at least 38 points. New Orleans will be in Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Sunday afternoon."