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Pelicans beat Nets, keep pressure on for last playoff spot in West

  Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their third straight victory. Anthony Davis scored 15 points, a night after tying his career high with 43...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans beat Nets, move closer to 8th in West

NEW YORK (AP) Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their third straight victory. Anthony Davis scored 15 points, a night after tying his career high...
Via AP on Fox
16 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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Nuggets Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes looked like they might take a hit with Anthony Davis out. Instead, the team has stayed in the thick of the race by continuing to find ways to score. With Davis and two of the team's other top scorers out again Sunday night, the Pelicans will try for a season-high fifth straight win by taking advantage of the scuffling Denver Nuggets. Davis...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat vs. New Orleans Pelicans Game Recap: Heat Lose Heartbreaker to Pelicans

(New Orleans, LA) – In the midst of a rat race for the final two playoff seeds in the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat (25-32) took a step backwards as they couldn’t hold off the New Orleans Pelicans (31-27) in a 104-102 loss at the Smoothie King Center on Friday night. Dwyane Wade, who scored 11 points (four of 16 from the field) with his eight assists and four rebounds on...
Via Heat Nation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ajinca scores winning basket to lift Pelicans over Heat

  Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went off Eric Gordon...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat downed on road by Pelicans in final minute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat, 104-102

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went off...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat downed on road by Pelicans in final minute

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Alexis Ajinca made the go-ahead layup with 26 seconds left and scored a career-high 24 points to help the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight, 104-102 over the Miami Heat on Friday night. Hassan Whiteside appeared to be going up for a tying dunk when he was blocked by fellow 7-footer Omer Asik, who secured the rebound, but his hasty outlet pass went...
Via Fox Sports Florida
26 days ago  |  Discuss

With stars sidelined, Pelicans still rally past Raptors

  Pelicans coach Monty Williams now has a better idea of how badly his undermanned squad wants to stay in the Western Conference playoff race. Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and New Orleans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. ''A lot of character being displayed...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors

Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored a season-high 18 for New Orleans, including a 3-pointer that gave the Pelicans their first lead of the game with 1:55 to go. The clutch outings by the...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors

Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored a season-high 18 for New Orleans, including a 3-pointer that gave the Pelicans their first lead of the game with 1:55 to go. The clutch outings by the...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer that gave the Pelicans their first lead of the game with 1:55 to go. The clutch outings...
Via AP on Fox
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Surprise bowling trip jump starts the New Orleans Pelicans

After a disastrous game in Philadelphia Friday where the 76ers led wire to wire, Pelicans players thought they were headed for an intense practice session Saturday in Toronto ahead of a Sunday faceoff with the Raptors. Players and staff boarded the bus, sweats on and shoes in hand, expecting to pull up at a gym. Instead, they disembarked in front of a bowling alley. Coach Monty Williams...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans past Raptors

Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors. Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game. Davis is sidelined...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans stage late rally to top Raptors by two

TORONTO -- Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors. Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Tyreke Evans leads Pelicans past Raptors, 95-93

TORONTO (AP) Tyreke Evans scored on a driving layup with less than 2 seconds to go and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 95-93 on Sunday, their first victory in seven meetings with the Raptors. Evans scored 26 points, and Alexis Ajinca had 22 to help the Pelicans win without injured starters Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday. Davis and Holiday sat out for the second straight game...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Why can’t the Pelicans play defense?

Anthony Davis is a stud in the NBA. Its next rising star. Everyone sees this. Everyone sees his soaring blocks and monstrous numbers. His dynamic offensive game that is a mix of speed, size and power with finesse around the rim and an underrated, improving jumper. This is a dominant player in the making that everyone in the NBA will be worry about for the next decade. That goes for...
Via Bloguin Best
November 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 NBA Player Names That Sound Like Hot Chicks

Andrea Bargnani certainly lives up to his name when it comes to toughness! Let’s be real right now, some males have names that sound like a girl’s name. This is true everywhere you go. For this discussion, we are going to focus on the NBA. Yes, that’s right, there are NBA athletes that have names similar to a girl’s name. And quite honestly, it’s kind of funny when you...
Via Pass The Pill
August 06, 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

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

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
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