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A couple of weeks ago, it appeared this game could be quite meaningful to both teams in the battle for the Western Conference's final playoff spot. Now it only matters to the New Orleans Pelicans. The stumbling Phoenix Suns have been relegated to the role of spoiler going into New Orleans on Friday night as they try to hand the Pelicans another detrimental defeat. Falling at home...
Via AP on Fox
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Making Shots: Grizz Run Off With Pelicans, 110-74

Marc Gasol had a solid night, posting 15 points to go with 8 rebounds and 6 assists in 29 minutes. And yes, that is former Grizz Quincy Pondexter clinging onto Marc’s arm. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. Make Shots. It’s funny that those two words would answer two questions at the same time: What do the Grizzlies need to do to get back on track? How did they beat...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis offended Warriors thought it was a ‘scrimmage’ (Video)

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans were offended by some comments they heard the Warriors made about Tuesday night’s game, and they came out to prove a point. Word spread that Golden State, which has a huge lead in the Western Conference, was viewing their game with New Orleans as a “scrimmage.” Fyi, my...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

(WATCH) Anthony Davis’ ridiculous night puts the Pelicans in the playoffs – then calls out Warriors for not respecting New Orleans

The New Orleans Pelicans might have the best player in the NBA right now regardless of how well Stephen Curry, James Harden, LeBron James and Russell Westbrook are playing. By next season this might not even be a debate. Tuesday night, Anthony Davis‘ huge second half put the Pelicans ahead of the Oklahoma City Thunder for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Brow...
Via Pass The Pill
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans get Ryan Anderson back in win over Lakers

  Anthony Davis scored 20 points and the New Orleans Pelicans inched closer to a possible playoff berth with a 113-92 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night. New Orleans' third straight victory, coupled with Oklahoma City's 135-131 loss to Dallas, brought the Pelicans within 1-1/2 games of the Thunder for eighth place in the Western Conference and completed a four-game...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis puts Harden ahead of himself for MVP

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is one of a handful of NBA players who are having MVP-caliber seasons. By playing the tremendous low-post defense we have grown accustomed to seeing from him and taking a significant leap offensively, Davis has the Pelicans just 2.5 games back of a playoff spot in the Western...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Anthony Davis Become The ‘Face of The NBA’?

A guy named Michael Jordan came along, wore cool shoes, drank Gatorade and in the process, took the NBA to sights never before seen. In the middle of Jordan’s decorated career, the only real question anyone wanted to ask was: who is the next MJ? Many players were touted as the next thing to His Airness. Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter, to name a few....
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans browing out gracefully

New Orleans wasn’t supposed to make the playoffs. The West didn’t appear to have any playoff vacancies, and if an outsider did crack the conference’s Top 8 slots, the best odds belonged to the Suns, not the Pelicans, considering that Phoenix missed the postseason with 48 wins a season ago. Yes, the Pelicans have Anthony Davis, coming off the breakout summer with Team USA we...
Via Bloguin Best
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Sign Toney Douglas For Remainder Of Season

Toney Douglas has signed with the New Orleans Pelicans for the remainder of the season. Douglas, 6-2, 185, appeared in three games for New Orleans, averaging 9.0 points, 4.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 22.0 minutes per game while signed to two 10-day contracts with the team. Prior to joining the Pelicans, Douglas played for the Jiangsu Dragons of the Chinese Basketball...
Via RealGM
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans' Eric Gordon falls on face, chips tooth

Turn away if you are faint of heart because you are about to see a human being lose a tooth. The Pelicans’ Eric Gordon was trying to get past the Clippers’ Matt Barnes when he tripped and fell flat on his face.  Oh and he lost a tooth too. Check out Gordon’s tooth come flying out of his mouth. I know gross! http://fat.gfycat.com/TestyResponsibleAmericanwarmblood.webm...
Via Crossover Chronicles
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon Sees Next Season As Contract Year

Eric Gordon did not want to give up on the New Orleans Pelicans' season by undergoing surgery for a torn labrum in his left shoulder. Gordon envisions next season as his contract year, meaning he is planning to opt into his player option for 2015-16. ''When I came back, I didn't want to give up on this year because next year is a contract year for me,'' Gordon said. ''I definitely...
Via RealGM
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans learning to fight back

The New Orleans Pelicans are learning to close games in adverse conditions, even without three of their top scorers at times. The Pelicans have battled back from double digit deficits 7 times overall this season, five times just in 2015. Pelicans, Largest Comeback Wins When Trailing at Any Point in Game - 2014-15 Deficit Date/Winner/Loser Trail Final Score  18 02/23/2015 NO vs...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans Persevering Through Second Straight Injury-Plagued Season

New Orleans is 31-27 and flying high on a four-game winning streak. For the last two seasons, the case can certainly be made that the Pelicans have been the unluckiest team in the league with regards to staying healthy. After four years of good fortune in a 76ers uniform, Jrue Holiday has played in only 71 of the 140 games since arriving in New Orleans. Ryan Anderson has only been...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans battling for playoff spot, despite injuries

The scrappy New Orleans Pelicans squad refuses to give up on its playoff aspirations, despite having an average of 54 points a game sidelined with injury. The rest of the team is stepping up in the absence of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson. Quincy Pondexter poured in a career high 25 points versus the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday.  "I'm so glad my shots were falling,"...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Norris Cole Impresses in Pelicans Debut

Point guard Norris Cole's debut for the New Orleans Pelicans certainly involved a lot more emotion and drama than anyone expected. Ironically, Cole's first night in a New Orleans uniform came in Miami against the Heat, the team he's played for his entire NBA career until Thursday. When Cole entered the game for the Pelicans the first time, the Heat played a tribute video commemorating...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best shooting guards

6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kendrick Perkins suspended for head-butting Tyreke Evans

NEW YORK — Oklahoma City Thunder center Kendrick Perkins was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA on Saturday for initiating and making head-to-head contact with New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans.   This embed is invalid   " /> The incident occurred in the first quarter of the Thunder’s 116-113 home loss to the Pelicans on Friday night. Perkins...
Via NESN.com
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss
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