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Pelicans set records, beat Timberwolves

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Jrue Holiday missed one shot while scoring 24 points through three quarters, and the New Orleans Pelicans set several offensive franchise records in a 139-91 blowout of the reeling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. New Orleans' point total, 56 made field goals, 66.7 percent shooting and 48-point margin of victory all set new franchise records for a game...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans fire off red-hot first half; set several new franchise records

The New Orleans Pelicans came out shooting versus the Minnesota Timberwolves Friday night in the Smoothie King Center and never let up. The Pelicans set a new franchise scoring record for the first quarter, the first half and any half. New Orleans scored 43 points in the first quarter and 37 points in the second quarter for a total of 80 points going into halftime. The former...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Pelicans Preview

New Orleans coach Monty Williams knows the Pelicans must play well against both perennial bottom feeders and title contenders to compete in the Western Conference. That sentiment will certainly apply Friday night when the Pelicans host the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves. "The West is unreal," Williams said. "This is the toughest the Western Conference has ever been...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Metta World Peace predicts Knicks title in 2018, other crazy stuff

Metta World Peace, formerly known as Ron Artest and sometimes referred to as “The Panda’s Friend,” is the gift that keeps on giving. The outspoken forward, who currently plays for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association, posted some bold statements and NBA predictions on Twitter. First, he declared New York Knicks center Andrea Bargnani to be a top...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Jeremy Lin finds Jordan Hill for dunk with tremendous wraparound pass vs. Pelicans

This was a heck of a play by Jeremy Lin. During the second quarter of tonight’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Lin drove by his man and headed into the lane. The 26-year-old point guard was then met at the rim by two defenders, though Lin still managed to somehow use a wraparound pass to set up Jordan Hill for the slam. Lin would end the game with 4 assists and one turnover...
Via Lakerholicz.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavs Clarify Kevin Love And Kyrie Irving’s Postgame Handshake

Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love had the internet buzzing after their postgame handshake after beating the New Orleans Pelicans. We were one of the blogs that was silly enough to claim they smoking a pretend joint, which made the Cavs clarify what the celebration was really about: “All, we hate to (and don’t want to) […] The post Cavs Clarify Kevin Love And Kyrie Irving’s Postgame...
Via Diehardsport
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA retracts LeBron’s triple-double thanks to Reddit catch

Jason Whitney   So much for LeBron James’ triple-double in his second game back at Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena. LeBron sent out a tweet days before his second game back as a member of the Cavaliers saying he owed the fans a big game because of his lackluster performance in his emotional return against the New York Knicks 12 days prior. After 118-111 win over the New...
Via Sports-Kings
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: LeBron With the MONSTER Slam Against the Pelicans

With only three dunks in the first five games since “The Return,” LeBron James now has two vicious dunks in today’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans. This one was especially nasty as James slices through two defenders and completely dismantles the rim. The post Video: LeBron With the MONSTER Slam Against the Pelicans appeared first on Cavs Nation.
Via Cavs Nation
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis and New Orleans Pelicans present inside problems for Cavs

After a week on the road, the Cleveland Cavaliers return home tonight to face one of the most-discussed sleeper teams in the NBA, the New Orleans Pelicans. With Saturday’s road upset of the Spurs, Anthony Davis’ squad proved they’ll be a disruptive force this season. While being back home is nice, the style difference will be drastic for the Cavs after facing some high-powered...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis’ Game-Winning Layup Lifts Pelicans Over Spurs (VIDEO)

With his New Orleans Pelicans down by one point with 12 seconds left in the game, Anthony Davis drove in the game-winning layup to beat the San Antonio Spurs, 100-99, in Saturday night’s NBA action. Davis was once again dominant for the Pelicans with 27 points on 10-of-17 shooting, 11 rebounds, fours steals and six blocks.   The post Anthony Davis’ Game-Winning Layup Lifts...
Via Basketball Bicker
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rivers Ready To Roll

Austin Rivers has been awesome through four games and arguably deserves a chance to start. There have been so many great lottery storylines during the first week of NBA action – Anthony Davis is blossoming into a legitimate MVP candidate, the Phoenix Suns are lots of fun with Gerald Green and Isaiah Thomas coming off the bench, Jason Kidd seems to be getting the most out of Brandon...
Via The Lottery Mafia
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' G Austin Rivers is 'leaving no food on the table, trying to eat it all'

The young New Orleans Pelicans are learning to grow up at a promising pace when it comes to chasing down their dream of making the playoffs this season. In the first 3 contests this year, New Orleans suffered from a dismal performance at the free throw line and a struggle to rev its offensive attack against the grinding Grizzlies in Memphis. Tuesday night at the end of a back...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jimmer Fredette donates sweatshirts to students in his hometown

  Jimmer Fredette of the New Orleans Pelicans has donated hundreds of sweatshirts to elementary school students in his New York hometown. Officials with the Glens Falls City School District say Fredette and the Fredette Family Foundation have donated nearly 900 hoodies and zip-up sweatshirts. The clothing in the district's colors of red and black arrived last week and are being...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Anthony Davis throws down sick putback dunk

New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis’ length and athleticism allow him to do things that many players can’t. Such was the case in Monday night’s game against the Grizzlies, when guard Eric Gordon missed a three-point attempt. The ball bounced off the rim, and Davis flew in out of nowhere to grip the ball and throw down...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans hilariously awkward opening night intro

The 2014 NBA season is being welcomed with open arms. Once again, this Pelicans team has been highly anticipated in the off-season. What was not anticipated, however, was the video intro skit featuring Coach Monty Williams and his team. The Pelicans crew showed off their acting–um–abilities–in this short video featuring celebrity Chef John Besh. Although Austin Rivers probably...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Just how good can Anthony Davis be?

Just how good is Anthony Davis? That’s not really a fair question. See, for the past two years, New Orleans has stuck him with a mishmash of ball-dominant guards, shoot-first big men, one-dimensional wings, and Austin Rivers. As far as thoughtful roster construction went, New Orleans was at the bottom of the barrel. But now? Things have changed. Davis played over 40 percent of...
Via The Sports Post
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Childress Acting Childish in Australian League

NBA veteran Josh Childress, who is now apart of the Sydney Kings, forgets what the true meaning of sportsmanship is. He was knocked down to the ground by a hard screen and felt the need to retaliate and throw a dangerous elbow to his opponent's face. Whether he's trying out for his new career in MMA or just acted irrationally, he can now face some heavy charges on...
Via Basketball Bicker
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Player projections

With the NBA season set to tip off this Tuesday, it’s time to take a closer look at the personnel the New Orleans Pelicans will be working with in 2014-2015. I will predict who will be the starters and key reserves in this third and final part of my Pelicans season preview. If you missed part one, I analyzed the roster and broke down the team’s strengths and weaknesses. In part...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Tyreke Evans to Start at Small Forward

New Orleans Pelicans wing Tyreke Evans has all the traits of being a really good sixth man. He can be an explosive scorer who can carry the offensive load for a team’s second unit and he can facilitate for others. Coach Monty Williams envisioned Evans being his sixth man heading into the new season, but that’s all changed now. After less than stellar performances from three potential...
Via Standing O Sports
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

NBA 30 Teams/30 Days Preview: New Orleans Pelicans

Editor's note: This is the seventh of Sam Amico's 30 NBA team previews entering the 2014-15 season. Projected Starters C Omer Asik; PF Anthony Davis; SF Tyreke Evans; SG Eric Gordon; PG Jrue Holiday. Reserves PF Ryan Anderson; G Austin Rivers; F John Salmons; G Jimmer Fredette; F Darius Miller; G Russ Smith; F/C Patric Young; C Jeff Withey; C Alexis Ajinca; F Luke Babbitt...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans season preview: Roster analysis

The New Orleans Pelicans are entering their second season donning the name of Louisiana’s state bird and have the talent to end a three-year playoff drought. With most of last season’s key players returning and the addition of center Omer Asik to pair with franchise player Anthony Davis, things are trending up for the Pelicans. Here’s the current roster. New Orleans finished...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Figuring out Jimmer Fredette’s role with the Pelicans

The Pelicans made a few off-season moves thus far, most of which were just small splashes. One of those splashes came in the signing of former Kings guard Jimmer Fredette to a one year veteran’s minimum contract. The addition to the team came soon after former Pelicans sharp shooter Anthony Morrow signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder. It’s been assumed that Fredette, who averaged...
Via Gumbeaux Sports
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans looking to trade Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans have been very active in trade talks, and agreed to acquire big man Omer Asik from the Houston Rockets last night. According to a report from Brian Windhorst of ESPN, the Pelicans are now looking to trade guard Austin Rivers to relieve some cap space. Rivers has been a very inconsistent player through his first two seasons with the Pelicans, but he does have...
Via Sports-Glory
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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