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Pelicans at Trail Blazers preview: Anthony Davis primed to take flight in Portland

New Orleans is playing their best basketball in years; Damian Lillard and company are badly missing Al-Farouq Aminu. The New Orleans Pelicans (6-10) travel to face the Trail Blazers (8-9) in Portland on Friday with a 9:00 pm CST tip-off. The game can be caught on Fox Sports New Orleans and Comcast SportsNet Northwest or over the radio waves on 99.5FM. One week ago, Anthony Davis...
Via The Bird Writes
11 hours ago

Blazers try to slow down hot Pelicans

PORTLAND, Ore. -- The New Orleans Pelicans are on a roll. The Portland Trail Blazers are not. Much has changed since the teams met a week ago at the Smoothie King Center in New Orelans. The Pelicans (6-10) won that one 113-101, beginning a four-game win streak they hope to increase by one Friday night when they visit Moda Center to face Portland. New Orleans, which has won six...
Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

New Orleans Pelicans: What we’re thankful for this Thanksgiving

  With a day of good food and camaraderie upon us, the Pelican Debrief staff discusses what about the New Orleans Pelicans we’re most thankful for this year. The answers are more different than you’d think. Leave your most passionate New Orleans Pelicans appreciation in the comments section below or on Twitter @PelicanDebrief! What about […] New Orleans Pelicans: What we...
Via Pelican Debrief
21 hours ago

Pelicans defense takes a step forward by protecting the rim

Who knew defending the basket would lead to results? What a difference eight games can make. Just two weeks ago I cautioned everyone on the New Orleans Pelicans defensive revival. Why? They were allowing shots in valuable areas, especially in the restricted area, at a high rate. Of eight opponents five were able to exceed their season-long offensive rating. The San Antonio Spurs...
Via The Bird Writes
22 hours ago

Players Grades: New Orleans Pelicans Crush Timberwolves to Extend Winning Streak

The New Orleans Pelicans continued their winning streak by dominating a young Minnesota Timberwolves team at home, for their fourth straight win. The New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth game in a row tonight against the Minnesota Timberwolves in dominating fashion. Wow, this “winning” thing is starting to get fun… It was a convincing win […] Players Grades: New Orleans...
Via Pelican Debrief
23 hours ago

Pelicans Notebook: Anthony Davis flexes, Tim Frazier excels; Can it get even better?

New Orleans has rebounded nicely from an unfathomable start. The New Orleans Pelicans are now finally getting it together. Understatement? There are plenty of positive signs, and no longer must this writer scour through the box scores and clips of blowouts attempting to piece together “silver lining” type articles. Just last night, Anthony Davis came out and absolutely dominated...
Via The Bird Writes
1 day ago

Anthony Davis scores 45, leads Pelicans past Timberwolves

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 45 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-96 on Wednesday night.Terrence Jones scored 17 points for New Orleans, which trailed early in the second half before Davis scored eight points during a 13-2 run that gave the Pelicans the lead for good.New Orleans led...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Davis has 45 points, leads Pelicans past Timberwolves

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Anthony Davis had 45 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans won their fourth straight game, beating the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-96 on Wednesday night. Terrence Jones scored 17 points for New Orleans, which trailed early in the second half before Davis scored eight points during a 13-2 run that gave the Pelicans the lead for good. New Orleans led...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Davis questionable to return after bruising his right knee

ATLANTA (AP) Pelicans forward Anthony Davis was questionable to return after sustaining a right knee contusion late in the first quarter Tuesday night. Davis, who began the game leading the league with a 31.7 scoring average, banged his leg against a chair while chasing the ball out of bounds. New Orleans led the Atlanta Hawks 34-14 after the first. A three-time All-Star in each...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Tim Frazier Deserves Credit for Performances

New Orleans Pelicans Point Guard Tim Frazier has been the saving grace for a tough start to the New Orleans Pelicans season. Through the first 14 games of the season, Point Guard Tim Frazier has been a constant for a struggling New Orleans Pelicans team.  For the season thus far, Frazier has averaged 11.3 PPG, 7.6 […] New Orleans Pelicans: Tim Frazier Deserves Credit for Performances...
Via Pelican Debrief
2 days ago

Holiday Back Just In Time For The Holiday

Could there be anyone else in the NBA that everyone can get behind and root for than Jrue Holiday?!  At this rate, he needs to run for prez in 2020!  And just to make him even more likable, he's now wearing rec spec goggles.  Soooooooo dope!  It's like he's playing ball underwater!  When he hit this stepback, I'm pretty sure I heard him say "you miss me?!" on the game broadcast...
Via Razzball Basketball
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Three things that may turn around the New Orleans Pelicans’ season

The New Orleans Pelicans have struggled early on this season. Anthony Davis has been playing great, averaging 30 points and 11 rebounds so far. Other than Davis however, the team hasn’t looked stellar. They are 2-10 and in the basement of the Western Conference standings. They have struggled with injuries including Davis having to sit out Wednesday’s game against the Orlando...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday will make season debut Friday

  The New Orleans Pelicans will have point guard Jrue Holiday back in the lineup later this week when they face the Portland Trail Blazers. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps told reporters on Tuesday that Holiday will practice on Thursday and play Friday against Portland, per Jim Eichenhofer of Pelicans.com. Dell Demps says Jrue Holiday will play Friday vs. Trail Blazers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis wants Pelicans to be more like Celtics

Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans sit on a 1-9 record. Nobody would suggest the Pelicans have one of the most talented rosters in the NBA. One of the most talented players, sure. But Davis doesn’t sound like a guy all too pleased with how his team has performed so far this year. Davis opened up with ESPN.com’s Chris Forsberg: We want to be kind of like how Boston...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

How the New Orleans Pelicans can help Anthony Davis

The New Orleans Pelicans finally earned their first win of the 2017 season last night against the Milwaukee Bucks.  As expected Anthony Davis was asked to shoulder the load but this time he was able to rely on his teammates to make shots.  However this likely won’t be a trend moving forward as the team is largely comprised of journeymen players looking to find their way in the...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday to return to Pelicans, a good sign for Lauren Holiday’s recovery

After a nine-game absence, Jrue Holiday is returning to the New Orleans Pelicans next week. USWNT soccer star Lauren Holiday, Jrue’s wife, was recovering from successful surgery to remove a benign brain tumor. Jrue Holiday hadn’t yet played this season in the wake of that surgery. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports Holiday will return next week. Jrue Holiday's return...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Is there any hope for the New Orleans Pelicans this season?

The New Orleans Pelicans are off to a terrible start. They are 0-8 and have been outplayed in every game this season. Despite Anthony Davis’ superstar efforts, they have lost every game they have played so far and are currently at the bottom of the Western Conference standings. The lackluster beginning to the season has many fans wondering if there is any chance to turn it around...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans to release Stephenson, sign Goodwin

Lance Stephenson’s time in New Orleans will apparently be short-lived. According to a report by Shams Charania of The Vertical on Sunday, the Pelicans are planning to release Stephenson to create room to sign free agent guard Archie Goodwin. Stephenson, 26, is out indefinitely after being diagnosed over the weekend with a groin injury that will require surgery. He was signed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lance Stephenson needs groin surgery, out indefinitely

Anthony Davis’ supporting cast is officially down to skin and bones. The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Saturday that swingman Lance Stephenson has been diagnosed with a groin injury that will require surgery. There is currently no timetable for his return. The 26-year-old Stephenson had managed 9.7 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game in the team’s first six contests...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Anthony Davis win both the MVP and scoring title?

New Orleans Pelicans superstar forward Anthony Davis is looking to accomplish a feat that hasn’t been done since the 1999-00 season by Hall of Famer Shaquille O’Neal. The feat that he is trying to carry out is winning both the MVP and scoring title as a big man. As I mentioned, O’Neal was the last big man to win both awards in the 1999-00 season as he averaged 29.7 points...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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