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Pelicans Making Their Playoff Push As Calendar Flips to April

A photo posted by New Orleans Pelicans (@pelicansnba) on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:46pm PDT The New Orleans Pelicans are desperate to use whatever is left in the tank for their final playoff push. Going into the final month of the season, the Pelicans trail the Oklahoma City Thunder by two and a half games for the eighth and final playoff spot. The thing is, the Pelicans plight...
Via Hooped Up
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anderson expects to play on upcoming road trip

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson says it's his ''full intention'' to play during New Orleans' upcoming three-game road trip. Anderson has been out of the lineup for more than a month with a sprained right knee. New Orleans begins a West Coast swing Wednesday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers, followed by games at Sacramento and Portland. Anderson, who averages...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans win two straight; LSU loses home SEC series: Monday's sports hot list

Quick hits in sports for Monday
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
1 day ago

Can Anthony Davis Become The ‘Face of The NBA’?

A guy named Michael Jordan came along, wore cool shoes, drank Gatorade and in the process, took the NBA to sights never before seen. In the middle of Jordan’s decorated career, the only real question anyone wanted to ask was: who is the next MJ? Many players were touted as the next thing to His Airness. Grant Hill, Jerry Stackhouse, Kobe Bryant and Vince Carter, to name a few....
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Evans helps desperate Pelicans snap four-game skid vs. Kings

  Tyreke Evans had 25 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a four-game losing streak with a 102-88 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night. Anthony Davis had 24 points, nine rebounds and six blocks for New Orleans, which has 10 games left to make up three on Oklahoma City for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. Quincy Pondexter added...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans browing out gracefully

New Orleans wasn’t supposed to make the playoffs. The West didn’t appear to have any playoff vacancies, and if an outsider did crack the conference’s Top 8 slots, the best odds belonged to the Suns, not the Pelicans, considering that Phoenix missed the postseason with 48 wins a season ago. Yes, the Pelicans have Anthony Davis, coming off the breakout summer with Team USA we...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days ago

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
5 days 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
6 days 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
6 days 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
7 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
8 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis skies for alley-oop slam against Nets

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis displayed his impressive hops as he skied high for the alley-oop slam dunk in the third quarter of Tuesday night's game in Brooklyn.Norris Cole threw the lob pass perfectly, and Davis leaped so high that he had both elbows above the rim:Davis finished with 15 points and 6 rebounds as the Pelicans beat the Nets 111-91. The Pelicans...
Via Holdout Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas leads Boston to win over Pelicans, 104-98, in New Orleans

The Celtics continued their winning streak in New Orleans tonight, defeating the Pelicans 104-98.Early in the first quarter, Anthony Davis set the tone by slamming a monster alley-oop over Tyler Zeller.Anthony Davis would continue to dominate the first half, going into the locker-room with a line of 16 points (8-13), 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.The Celtics' post defense...
Via Celtics Life
25 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
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans battling for playoff spot, despite injuries

The scrappy New Orleans Pelicans squad refuses to give up on its playoff aspirations, despite having an average of 54 points a game sidelined with injury. The rest of the team is stepping up in the absence of Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and Ryan Anderson. Quincy Pondexter poured in a career high 25 points versus the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday.  "I'm so glad my shots were falling,"...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Norris Cole Impresses in Pelicans Debut

Point guard Norris Cole's debut for the New Orleans Pelicans certainly involved a lot more emotion and drama than anyone expected. Ironically, Cole's first night in a New Orleans uniform came in Miami against the Heat, the team he's played for his entire NBA career until Thursday. When Cole entered the game for the Pelicans the first time, the Heat played a tribute video commemorating...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the NBA’s best shooting guards

6. Tyreke EvansEvans has been doing point guard duty for his New Orleans Pelicans lately, but only because of an injury absence from Jrue Holiday...
Via Athlon Sports
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Davis leaves with injury after nasty fall

New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis left Saturday’s game against the Chicago Bulls after suffering a shoulder injury on a nasty fall. Davis threw down an alley-oop but was undercut on his way down and landed hard on his right shoulder. He initially tried to play through the injury, but he later left the game...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

With a healthy core, Pelicans can make some noise in West

Monday night, the New Orleans Pelicans did something that no other NBA team had been able to do since December 26th, 2014 — beat the Atlanta Hawks. The Pelicans, still without Jrue Holiday, who has missed the last 11 games with an ankle injury that’s expected to keep him sidelined for the next two weeks or so, have won six of their last seven games and will be looking to finish...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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