The first thing the Pelicans will work on Sunday is transition defense, according to their new coach. It seems simple, right? But it was something they struggled with last season. They allowed 15.4 fastbreak points, the third-most in the league. Last season, the Pelicans’ issues getting back dogged them from day one. In their eighth game, they gave up 38 fastbreak points to the Raptors after then-coach Alvin Gentry said they had spent all week working on preventing easy opportunities.