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Thunder Surmount Slow Start To Win 10th Straight Over Pelicans

The Pelicans tried as hard as they could to hang. They even had the score tied 17-all with 4:17 to play in the first. Unfortunately for them, that’s when the bottom fell out. Nick Collison lays it up as Reggie Jackson looks on. Jackson finished the game with 11 points. A 22-8 run pushed the Thunder lead to 14 (39-25), and they never looked back. The Pelicans never did shave the...
Via KC Sports Ninja
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook denies Alexis Ajinca with flying block

There are few players in the NBA who are as crazy athletic as Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook and during last night’s Pelicans-Thunder game, he showed that he could swat even big centers. In the third quarter of play, the Pelicans got the ball to back-up big man Alexis Ajinca who appeared to have an easy shot. That was until Westbrook denied him with a flying block...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s Monster Block on 7-footer Alexis Ajinca (Video)

Russell Westbrook has been going off since returning from his latest knee injury, averaging 22.3 points and 6.8 assists since February 20th. This past Friday Westbrook put up a solid 24-5-7 line in OKC’s 116-94 win over the Pelicans, including one monster block on Alexis Ajinca, New Orleans’ 7-foot-2 center. Not bad for a guy listed at 6-foot-3. Westbrook’s playing with a...
Via BlackSportsOnline
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon scores 21, Pelicans beat Bucks 102-98

Eric Gordon scored 21 points, center Alexis Ajinca added 16, and the New Orleans Pelicans headed home for All-Star weekend with a 102-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The Pelicans had seven players in double figures and stayed in the game despite foul trouble all night for big man Anthony Davis. Davis ended up playing the fourth quarter with four fouls, providing...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gordon scores 21, Pelicans beat Bucks 102-98

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Eric Gordon scored 21 points, center Alexis Ajinca added 16, and the New Orleans Pelicans headed home for All-Star weekend with a 102-98 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. The Pelicans had seven players in double figures and stayed in the game despite foul trouble all night for big man Anthony Davis. Davis ended up playing the fourth quarter with...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

REL Power Rankings: Week 14

Week 14 has wrapped up in our Razzball Elite league, and we’ve finally got a shake-up atop the standings.  Feeling a lot less nature-y this past week with a 4-5 loss to Scurry to the Left, The Nature Boy is now tied for first with Kap’s Team.  But even more exciting was my first huge win!  No hangover from the beard ride Slim gave me last week… We shouldn’t have made...
Via Razzball Basketball
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

For Cavs, facts getting in way of good story

Cleveland Cavaliers (16-28) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (18-25) Venue: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. TV: 7 p.m., FOX Sports Ohio (Cavaliers Live pre-game at 6:30) Projected Starters NEW ORLEANS: C Alexis Ajinca; PF Anthony Davis; SF Al Farouq-Aminu; SG Eric Gordon; PG Brian Roberts. CLEVELAND: C Anderson Varejao; PF Tristan Thompson; SF Luol Deng; SG C.J. Miles; PG Kyrie Irving. Pregame...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans end eight-game losing streak with 95-92 victory against Grizzlies

For the first time since Jan. 3, the New Orleans Pelicans finally enjoyed a victory. They ended a eight-game losing streak on Monday afternoon after pulling out a much needed victory at Fed Ex Forum. Instead of faltering down the stretch like they done throughout their losing streak, forward Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans made several clutch to hold off the Grizzlies. Davis played...
Via Pro Sports Daily
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wizards vs. Pelicans preview: Momentum swing + road game = W?

WIZARDS (15-17) at PELICANS (15-18) January 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA TV: CSN Washington Radio: 106.7FM The Fan Projected starting lineups: C- Marcin Gortat PF- Trevor Booker SF- Trevor Ariza SG- Bradley Beal PG- John Wall C- Alexis Ajinca PF- Anthony Davis SF- Al-Farouq Aminu SG- Eric Gordan PG- […]The post Wizards vs. Pelicans preview: Momentum swing...
Via Hoop District
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca throws down monster dunk on Roy Hibbert

We here at That NBA Lottery Pick love “poster dunks” and during tonight’s New Orleans Pelicans/Indiana Pacers game, Pelicans reserve center Alexis Ajinca decided to put Roy Hibbert on a poster. Check out Alexis as he rises over Roy in the third quarter of play and throws it down on the big man: *** Hibbert image courtesy of Getty Images
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Alexis Ajinca Posterizes Roy Hibbert (Video)

Watch Pelicans’ Alexis Ajinca posterize Pacers center Roy Hibbert during the third quarter of Saturday’s game in Indiana. Video via YouTube user Frank Den The post Pelicans’ Alexis Ajinca Posterizes Roy Hibbert (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
Via Beyond The Buzzer
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Mine the Nuggets, 105-89

The Pelicans 58-45 first half went much like what the game preview had hoped for in attaining a sizable lead: controlling Ty Lawson, keeping the Nuggets off the offensive glass and not allowing many easy baskets. Lawson was 2-6 in the first half with 3 turnovers (6-6 FT's though) and the Pels had a 10 rebound advantage (Nuggets with 6 offensive boards), an 8 point advantage...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Pelicans have reached contract agreement to acquire Alexis Ajinca

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a two-year contract agreement with 7-foot-2 French center Alexis Ajinca, and he will join the team in Portland before Saturday's game, his agent Mark Bartelstein said by telephone Thursday night. Ajinca was able to work out a buyout agreement with his Euro League team, Strasbourg. before agreeing to the Pelicans' deal. He was the 20th...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

French center Ajinca heading to Pelicans

French center Alexis Ajinca is finalizing a buyout with Strasbourg of the Euro League and is on the verge of a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league sources told CBSSports.com on Tuesday. The Pelicans and Strasbourg have agreed on the standard $575,000 buyout under NBA rules, though agent Mark Bartelstein said there are "a couple more steps" that have to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Alexis Ajinca Close To Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Alexis Ajinca is on the verge of a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans. Ajinca is finalizing a buyout with Strabourg of France. The Pelicans and Strasbourg have agreed on the standard $575,000 buyout under NBA rules. Ajinca will sign a fully guaranteed two-year deal at the NBA minimum.
Via RealGM
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Former NBA player Travis Leslie destroys French player on fast break

The new NBA regular season is coming in fast with preseason games underway. But before we see the best-of-the-best players in the world give us highlight worthy plays on the NBA hardwood, we here at Crossover provide you with the following to get you warmed up for the upcoming NBA season. For that, we go overseas and to France where former NBA player Travis Leslie destroyed Alexis...
Via Bloguin Best
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

CC video of the day: Former NBA player Travis Leslie destroys French player on fast break

The new NBA regular season is coming in fast with preseason games underway. But before we see the best-of-the-best players in the world give us highlight worthy plays on the NBA hardwood, we here at Crossover provide you with the following to get you warmed up for the upcoming NBA season. For that, we go overseas and to France where former NBA player Travis Leslie destroyed...
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Terrible Bobcats Business Decisions, Volume III: The 2008 Draft

This third title started out out as simply “Drafting DJ Augustin,” but that was before I realized that the Bobcats also selected Alexis Ajinca a hysterical 20th overall. And then after thinking about it further I damn near broadened this one out to simply “2008,” but I stopped short of doing so because I don’t [...]
Via BobcatsPlanet
September 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Serbia Defeats France 77-65, Both Teams Advance

Serbia defeated France 77-65 in EuroBasket play on Sunday. Both teams, however, advanced to the next round. Nenad Krstic had 19 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Nemanja Nedovic had 17 points. Alexis Ajinca had 12 points, four rebounds and two blocks to lead France. Nicolas Batum and Boris Diaw scored 12 apiece, while Tony Parker struggled.
Via RealGM
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ajinca, Batum Lead France To 102-91 Win Over Latvia

France defeated Latvia 102-91 in EuroBasket play on Friday. Alexis Ajinca had 25 points, five rebounds and three blocks to lead France, while Nicolas Batum had 19 points, 10 rebounds and six assists. Tony Parker added 23 points. Daris Bertans scored 28 points to lead Latvia.
Via RealGM
September 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Ajinca Leads France To 82-63 Win Over Israel

France defeated Israel 82-63 in EuroBasket 2013 Pool Play on Friday. Alexis Ajinca had 13 points and six rebounds, while Tony Parker had 12 points and seven assists. Omri Casspi had 14 points, while Liol Eliyahu had 14 points and five rebounds.
Via RealGM
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss

France Bounces Back With 88-65 Win Over Great Britain

France bounced back from an opening loss to Germany by defeating Great Britain 88-65 in EuroBasket 2013 Pool Play on Thursday. Tony Parker had 16 points, five assists and three rebounds to lead France. Nicolas Batum chipped in 17 points, while Alexis Ajinca had 10 points and 11 rebounds. Dan Clark had a team-high 16 points for Great Britain.
Via RealGM
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

The Weekend: Australia wins Oceania championship, France defeats Georgia, Italy drops a couple

Over the weekend a few San Antonio Spurs players continued participating in FIBA international basketball play as the French and Italian National teams continued preparing for the upcoming 2013 Eurobasket tournament, while Patty Mills and Australia won the Oceania Championship to qualify for the 2014 World Championships in Spain next year. The action started on Saturday as France...
Via Project Spurs
August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Parker leads France in overtime victory against Serbia

After falling to Greece on Sunday, the French National team continued its preparation for the 2013 Eurobasket with a victory over Serbia Thursday in Antibes, France. However, Thursday's victory would use more than four quarters for Les Bleus to earn the win. Needing overtime, the French defeated Serbia 78-74 as San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker led Les Bleus with 14 points...
Via Project Spurs
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

France falls to Greece, Canada makes comeback against Jamaica in exhibition play

The French and Canadian National teams returned to exhibition play (Canada Saturday, France Sunday) over the weekend and in each of their matches, their opponent was the aggressor early on as Canada was able to make a comeback and win, while France suffered their first loss of exhibition play. Playing their second game of the Jack Donohue International Classic on Saturday, team...
Via Project Spurs
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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