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Pelicans' Holiday reaches 5,000 point milestone

Monday night versus the Washington Wizards, the Pelicans starting point guard Jrue Holiday reached a career milestone. The UCLA product scored 13 points about halfway through the game to reach the 5,000 point mark inside the Smoothie King Center. The Philadelphia 76ers took Holiday 17th overall in the 2009 draft. He arrived in New Orleans in July 2013 via a trade involving Nerlens...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon returns to Pelicans' starting lineup wearing protective compression shirt

Eric Gordon returns to the Pelicans starting lineup Monday night versus the Washington Wizards wearing a protective compression shirt to help stabilize his left shoulder. New Orleans' shooting guard has missed the last 21 games with a completely torn left labrum. He's been intensely rehabbing his shoulder, trying to avoid surgery. "It's not 100% by any stretch," Gordon said. "But...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Gordon expects to return from injury, face Wizards

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has missed 21 games with a shoulder injury, says he expects to start in Monday night's home game against Washington. The Pelicans have also announced that Tyreke Evans is ill and that his status for the game is questionable. The club has officially listed Gordon as probable. Gordon averaged 9.5 points through...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon returns to practice for Pelicans

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard Eric Gordon, who has missed 21 games with a shoulder injury, has returned to practice and says he might play in Monday night's home game against Washington. Gordon says his status against the Wizards will likely be decided shortly before tip-off, after he's had a chance to participate in a shoot around early Monday and pregame...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Top Ten best highlights from 2014

There are few players in today’s game like New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis and during the past year, his play on the court showed that he might become an elite star in today’s game. In the below video, Davis’ Top Ten plays from the grand year that was 2014 are counted down and I think you might already know what number one is: Fear the Brow! *** Anthony Davis Top...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans’ Asik forces OT vs. Pelicans.

The game was in hand. All the Pelicans had to do was defend for a measly 0.7 seconds versus the Spurs in San Antonio and New Orleans would start 2015 on the right foot. Enter Omer Asik. Defending Tim Duncan, Asik saw the lob pass, and… tipped in the ball to send the game into OT. Not only did the game go into overtime, but it ended in a 95-93 Spurs win. The post Pelicans’ Asik...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Omer Asik tips ball into own basket at buzzer, Spurs beat Pelicans in OT (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans center Omer Asik could have used a do-over after accidentally tipping the ball into his own basket at the buzzer to end regulation Wednesday night which helped the San Antonio Spurs tie the game at 84 apiece.It happened on a Spurs inbounds play with 0.7 seconds left as Boris Diaw tried to pass it to Tim Duncan near the basket to get the last shot off before the...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Evans scores 24, Evans 19 as Pelicans hold off Suns

  Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half for New Orleans. Evans' step-back jumper with 49.9 seconds...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Suns' winning streak stops at 6

NEW ORLEANS -- Tyreke Evans scored 24 points, including eight straight for New Orleans in the final 2 minutes, and the Pelicans held off Phoenix 110-106 on Tuesday night to stop the Suns' winning streak at six games. Anthony Davis had 19 points with a season-high 18 rebounds, and Jrue Holiday scored 17 of his 21 points in the second half for New Orleans. Evans' step-back jumper with...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis Trolled Louisville And Russ Smith On Instagram, Smith Responded With Picture Of His Rings

Anthony Davis and Russ Smith may be teammates on the New Orleans Pelicans now, but the Kentucky-Louisville animosity never goes away. Davis posted a photo on Instagram from his Kentucky playing days, when he blocked a Smith shot. Of course, Smith was an incredibly accomplished player in his own right, and wasn’t about to take that lying down, so he responded with a picture of his...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New Orleans Pelicans Forward Anthony Davis 'Spikes' Manu Ginobili

When New Orleans picked up Anthony Davis they knew they were getting what could be the next great NBA player.  The youngster may need a little time to develop. Heck, he is only 21 after all. As long as he keeps making plays like this one during the process fans are certainly going to enjoy the journey.He only made the block of the season. That's all.@SBNationGIF/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis and New Orleans Pelicans Take Children On Christmas Shopping Spree

Forward Anthony Davis who scored 21 points in their loss to the Indiana Pacers and the New Orleans Pelicans put a smile on some children faces this holiday season. As reported by Bleacher Report, the 21-year-old and some of his teammates took 75 local children from New Orleans on a Christmas shopping spree at Toys “R” Us. Anthony Davis showed just how much of a big kid he can...
Via Basketball Bicker
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Interested In Re-Signing Gal Mekel Later In Season

The New Orleans Pelicans waived Gal Mekel but remain interested in potentially re-signing him later in the season. "We just felt like it was a move that we wanted to take a look at him," Monty Williams said. "We thought he did a good job, (but) there are some particulars financially that I am not going to discuss, that's for Dell and his staff (to discuss). They do a good job of...
Via RealGM
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Anthony Davis Doesn't Fear the Beard

But after this rejection the Beard (James Harden) may fear the uni-brow. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Injury Update: Luke Babbitt sprains knee during victory over the Lakers

On Monday, it was revealed that Pelican's small forward Luke Babbitt sprained his knee during Sunday's victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. His status is unknown for Tuesday's tilt against theKnicks. (Photo Cred: Keith Allison- Flickr) Babbitt, who has played in 15 games (out of 19 possible), did not return to the game on Sunday after leaving near the end of the 4th quarter...
Via NBA Injury News
29 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
November 03, 2014  |  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
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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