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Anthony Davis starts NBA season with near triple-double vs Magic (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Anthony Davis started the new NBA season Tuesday night with a strong performance as he nearly achieved a triple-double while leading the Pelicans to a 101-84 victory over Orlando.Davis scored 27 points, grabbed 17 rebounds and had a career-high 9 blocks in the game. This highlight real from the season opener shows just how dominant Davis really...
Via Holdout Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Dominates, Pelicans Soar Over Magic

Anthony Davis opens the season strong with 26 points, 17 rebounds, 9 blocks, 3 steals and 2 assists. With high expectations entering the season, Anthony Davis started his 3rd year in the NBA with a tremendous performance to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic. Dominating on both offense and defense, Davis dazzled the Magic and led his team to...
Via Basketball Bicker
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nikola Vucevic corrals 23 rebounds, Magic drop opener to Pelicans on road

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Anthony Davis had 26 points, 17 rebounds and nine blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans opened the regular season with a 101-84 victory over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night. Ryan Anderson, coming back from surgery on a herniated disk that cost him more than half of last season, scored 22 points. The Pelicans' new 7-foot center, Omer Asik, had a double-double...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Anderson returns to court after career-threatening injury

Tuesday's season opener for the New Orleans Pelicans marks an important milestone for 3-point sharpshooter Ryan Anderson. The game versus the Orlando Magic marks Anderson's first return to regular season NBA action since a terrifying injury early last year made him question if he'd see the court professionally again. "After all that happened, just to be playing is...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A new year, another chance for the talented Pelicans to break through

In the 2013-14 season, the New Orleans Pelicans won 34 games and finished as the 12th seed in the harsh Western Conference. Looking at that for what it is, you might think the Pelicans do not have much going for them and are likely doomed for the West cellar against. But when you look deeper into the issue, you realize New Orleans was just destroyed by injuries last season. Anthony...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Decline Fourth-Year Option On Austin Rivers

The New Orleans Pelicans will not exercise the fourth-year player option on Austin Rivers, according to sources. Rivers was the 10th overall pick to the Pelicans in the 2012 NBA Draft.
Via RealGM
5 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Highlight: Wizards’ Nene spins and dunks over Pelicans’ Omer Asik

Washington Wizards forward Nene took it back to his younger days, as he posted up New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik then spun off him to throw down a thunderous dunk. The Wizards have been carefully easing Nene through the preseason, given his injury history and the fact he played for his native Brazil during the FIBA World Basketball Championships. When healthy, there is no...
Via KCM Sports
9 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
15 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss
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