New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon insists their best offensive option is pushing the pace to score quickly off drives to the basket

But in Tuesday night’s heartbreaking 102-101 loss to the Golden State Warriors at New Orleans Arena, it was Gordon that missed a desperation 3-pointer on the Pelicans’ final possession with one-second remaining that ended their hopes for a victory.

On the play, forward Anthony Davis came up to set a high screen that allowed point guard Jrue Holiday to penetrate before tossing the ball to Gordon, who was open in the left corner. It was the same play the Pelicans perfected last week in their 104-100 victory when Gordon made a 3-pointer from the left corner with 31.7 seconds remaining that put New Orleans ahead, 100-98.

``Yeah, it didn't fall for me,'' said Gordon, who scored 16 points on 6-of-12 shooting. ``Their guard had to go to either A.D. or me. I thought I had a good look at it. It rolled right out. I thought it was going to roll in.''

With a 6-8 record, the Pelicans are still having glaring execution problems. For stretches in some games, they attack effectively on drives to the basket. But the Pelicans also have not been able to avoid stretches when their offense stalls from taking too many errant jump shots from their half-court sets.

``It can happen at times,'' Pelicans coach Monty Williams said after Tuesday night's loss. ``It's easy to say all that stuff right now and until I look at the film I can't figure that out. There were a few times where, if we would have moved the ball to the other side, (Anthony) Morrow was open a couple of times and we just didn't find him.