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Pelicans cut former LSU center Hamilton

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Pelicans say they have waived 7-foot center Justin Hamilton, who never appeared any of the six games he spent with New Orleans since being acquired in a three-team trade. Hamilton, a former LSU standout, joined the Pelicans on Feb. 19, along with guard Norris Cole and forward Shawne Williams, who was also waived, as part of a three-team trade involving Miami...
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Pistons-Pelicans Preview

With their longest winning stretch of the season now over, the New Orleans Pelicans can get back on track by continuing their success at home and against the Detroit Pistons. The Pelicans can equal a season-high four-game home winning streak with a sixth straight victory over the Pistons on Wednesday night. New Orleans' five-game run ended with Monday's 102-93 loss at Dallas. It...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks put an end to Pelicans' five-game winning streak

  Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night. The 34-year-old Jefferson made his fifth consecutive start in place of small forward Chandler Parsons, sidelined with a sprained left ankle, and hit five of six field goal attempts. The Mavericks...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jefferson keys 3rd-quarter spurt, Mavs beat Pelicans 102-93

DALLAS (AP) Richard Jefferson tied his season high with 16 points, seven during a 16-0 Dallas run early in the third quarter, and the Mavericks raced past the New Orleans Pelicans 102-93 on Monday night. The 34-year-old Jefferson made his fifth consecutive start in place of small forward Chandler Parsons, sidelined with a sprained left ankle, and hit five of six field goal attempts...
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Danilo Gallinari sinks buzzer beater beyond halfcourt against Pelicans

It seems like Danilo Gallinari has been an afterthought these past few years but here he is making a big play against the New Orleans Pelicans. Gallo beats the buzzer in the third quarter with this long distance bomb: However, the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Denver Nuggets on Sunday night. But good to see Danilo Gallinari making plays again. *** Danilo Gallinari pic from Getty...
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Pelicans-Mavericks Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans have defied the odds by producing their longest win streak of the season despite some significant absences. The Dallas Mavericks have gone in the opposite direction while playing short-handed. The Pelicans will try to secure their longest win streak in four seasons Monday night by sending Dallas to a third consecutive defeat. New Orleans (32-27) has played...
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Pelicans hold off Nuggets for their fifth straight victory

  Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a fourth straight...
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Pelicans hold off Nuggets for 5th straight win

DENVER (AP) -- Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans hold off Nuggets for 5th straight win

DENVER (AP) -- Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a...
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Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

DENVER (AP) Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik grabbed 16 rebounds for the Pelicans, who were without All-Star forward Anthony Davis for a fourth...
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2 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...
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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...
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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...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat

Alexis Ajinca's recent form is inspiring so much confidence in the Pelicans that marquee players like Eric Gordon are looking for the 7-foot reserve with the game on the line. Gordon twice passed to Ajinca in the final minute, and the Frenchman converted at the rim both times, giving him a career-high 24 points and lifting New Orleans to its fourth straight victory, 104-102 over...
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Ajinca lifts Pelicans past Heat

Alexis Ajinca's recent form is inspiring so much confidence in the Pelicans that marquee players like Eric Gordon are looking for the 7-foot reserve with the game on the line. Gordon twice passed to Ajinca in the final minute, and the Frenchman converted at the rim both times, giving him a career-high 24 points and lifting New Orleans to its fourth straight victory, 104-102 over...
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3 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...
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3 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...
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4 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...
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4 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...
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4 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What sports to watch this weekend: Hot Hogs head to Rupp Arena to face top-ranked Kentucky

New Orleans Pelicans play host to Miami Heat in nationally televised game Friday night on ESPN
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
4 days ago

Cole helping keep Pelicans afloat in West playoff chase

NEW ORLEANS (AP) After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans. So far, so good. New Orleans has won all three games since Cole joined the lineup following a multi-team trade last week - even as other key Pelicans players, including All-Star Anthony Davis, have been sidelined by...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Heat-Pelicans Preview

(AP) - After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans. So far, so good. Cole will face his old club for the second time in a week Friday night when the Pelicans host the Heat. New Orleans (30-27) has won all three games since Cole joined the lineup following a multi-team trade last...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans. So far, so good. Cole will face his old club for the second time in a week Friday night when the Pelicans host the Heat. New Orleans (30-27) has won all three games since Cole...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat at New Orleans Pelicans game preview

TV: Sun Sports Time: Pregame coverage begins at 7:30 p.m. After all the winning he experienced in Miami, Norris Cole likes to think he can be a steadying force on a young team like the New Orleans Pelicans. So far, so good. Cole will face his old club for the second time in a week Friday night when the Pelicans host the Heat. New Orleans (30-27) has won all three games since Cole...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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