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New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes slim; LSU Pro Day; Louisiana Derby: Friday's sports hot list

Quick hits in sports for Friday
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 hours ago

Kings-Pelicans Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans can still make a charge for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, but they've done themselves no favors with a costly losing streak. The visiting Sacramento Kings have trended in exactly the opposite direction, and could continue the Pelicans' slide by matching a season-best winning streak at five Friday night. New Orleans (37-34) has lost four straight...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon's latest box score hadn't been done in nearly 30 years

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon isn't having a bad season by any stretch. He's the second most accurate three-point shooter in the league, and has consistently posted decent numbers on an injury depleted team still hanging around in the Western Conference's playoff race.  But in last night's two-point loss against the Houston Rockets, Gordon's box score was so unbelievably...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

James Harden throws down tomahawk jam on Pelicans (Video)

Houston Rockets superstar James Harden put the New Orleans Pelicans defense to shame, dribbling around one defender and throwing down a tomahawk jam on two others, during Wednesday night's game at the Smoothie King Center.Harden lost Quincy Poindexter on the dribble, then cut to the rim and threw down the slam dunk in between Omer Asik and Anthony Davis. Harden led the Rockets...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

James Harden dunks it with two hands against Pelicans traffic

James Harden is doing his thing once again. Look at him bust this traffic jam against the New Orleans Pelicans: Pretty good, James Harden. You might be a player in this league someday. *** James Harden pic from Getty Images. Vine by Clutch Fans.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rockets' Howard returns vs. Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard is returning from a 26-game absence and has been listed as a starter for Wednesday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Howard, who is 29 and in his 11th season, has not played since Jan. 23, when he went out with a right knee injury. In 32 games this season, he has averaged 16.3 points and 11 rebounds. He returns against...
Via AP on Fox
1 day 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Eric Gordon falls on face, chips tooth

By Jeff Garcia.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!So who’s the nearest dentist?More from Crossover Chronicles...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Gordon falls flat on his face and loses a 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 So...
Via Bloguin Best
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A Look Back at the New Orleans Pelicans 2013 Draft Day Trade for Jrue Holiday

A fun thing is happening in the Rookie of the Year race. Long presumed to be the sole property of Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, the award now has two new candidates: Philadelphia 76ers center Nerlens Noel and Orlando Magic point guard Elfrid Payton. Neither the 76ers or the Magic are particularly worth watching at the moment, but Noel has developed into a destructive...
Via Sportsnaut
3 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What sports to watch this weekend: New Orleans Pelicans face challenge against Golden State

NCAA Tournament in full swing this weekend
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
7 days ago

Pelicans-Warriors Preview

The Golden State Warriors are confident in their depth as they pursue the NBA's top record without Klay Thompson. The New Orleans Pelicans will likely feel better about their postseason chances once Anthony Davis returns. In a potential first-round playoff matchup, the Warriors will try to continue their home dominance Friday night with a 10th consecutive victory over the banged...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns survive for ugly win over Davis-less New Orleans

Anthony Davis, one the NBA's most prolific scorers, could only watch a night of lousy offense. In the end, Phoenix had just enough to escape with a 74-72 victory over Davis-less New Orleans, a tough loss in its bid to make the playoffs and a gasp of air for the Suns' chances. The loss dropped New Orleans a game behind Oklahoma City for the eighth playoff spot in the West. Phoenix...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns survive for ugly win over Davis-less Pelicans

  Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Davis rolled his left ankle in the team's shootaround earlier in the day and his availability for the game at Golden State Friday was uncertain...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis hurts ankle in shootaround, out vs. Suns

  New Orleans Pelican star Anthony Davis rolled his left ankle during the team's shootaround and had to sit out the game against the Phoenix Suns later Thursday night. The injury comes with the Pelicans in a tight battle for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Entering Thursday's game, New Orleans was a half...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis hurts ankle in shootaround, out against Suns

PHOENIX (AP) New Orleans Pelican star Anthony Davis rolled his left ankle during the team's shootaround and had to sit out the game against the Phoenix Suns later Thursday night. The injury comes with the Pelicans in a tight battle for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Entering Thursday's game, New Orleans...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Out Against Suns After Rolling Ankle In Drills

Anthony Davis has been ruled out for a critical game on Thursday against the Phoenix Suns after rolling his left ankle in drills. Davis stepped on the foot of Omer Asik before rolling his ankle. The New Orleans Pelicans have had a better than expected record without Davis, who has been in the MVP conversation throughout the season.
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Forward Anthony Davis a Game-Time Decision for Tonight’s Game

New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams called forward Anthony Davis a game-time decision for tonight’s game against the Phoenix Suns. Davis suffered a turned ankle during shoot around. From Fox Sports’ Jennifer Hale: The @PelicansNBA Anthony Davis missed shoot around this morning after rolling ankle during drills. He's now a game time decision vs #Suns — Jennifer Hale...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What sports to watch Thursday: LSU meets N.C. State in NCAA Tournament

New Orleans Pelicans open three-game road swing at Phoenix
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
8 days ago

Pelicans-Suns Preview

While the New Orleans Pelicans got a taste of the postseason their last time out, it'll take a successful stretch to reach the real thing. Locked in a tight race for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference, New Orleans will look to keep pace Thursday night against the Phoenix Suns, who have stayed afloat despite a slight downturn following the trade deadline. The Pelicans...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis, Pelicans, outlast Bucks

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 85-84 on Tuesday night. Davis, who shoots around 55 percent, hit only 6 of 18 shots, but made 8 of 9 free throws and hit a clutch 15-footer that gave New Orleans an 85-82 lead with 1:07 left. The lead held up by the narrowest of margins when Ersan Ilyasova's...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis, Pelicans, outlast Bucks 85-84

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 85-84 on Tuesday night. Davis, who shoots around 55 percent, hit only 6 of 18 shots, but made 8 of 9 free throws and hit a clutch 15-footer that gave New Orleans an 85-82 lead with 1:07 left. The lead held up by the narrowest of margins when Ersan Ilyasova's 3...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carter-Williams starting for Bucks vs Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Milwaukee coach Jason Kidd says guard Michael Carter-Williams is starting against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night after sitting out the Bucks' previous game with a sore right ankle. Kidd says guard Jerryd Bayless, who like Carter-Williams was listed as questionable, is also available to play against New Orleans. Carter-Williams is averaging about 15 points...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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