• Don’t count out Pelicans against Jokic, Nuggets

    Don’t count out Pelicans against Jokic, Nuggets
    Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images New Orleans has played Denver well all season It’s become a ritual to scoreboard watch for more than half of the Western Conference on non-game days over the past few weeks. As many are probably aware in New Orleans, yesterday was not a good day for the Pelicans. ESPN2022-23 NBA StandingsThe Suns, Clippers, Timberwolves, Lakers, Thunder, Mavericks and Jazz were all in action and only Dallas and Minnesota picked up L’s. So before the start of ton
  • Pelicans fall apart in second half, lose 120-109 to Warriors

    Pelicans fall apart in second half, lose 120-109 to Warriors
    Photo by Loren Elliott/Getty Images New Orleans was outscored 74-46 after halftime It’s not a shock that New Orleans lost, or even how the house of cards came crumbling down, but the result is disheartening nevertheless.
    The Pelicans showed a national audience that they didn’t possess enough experience, focus and poise to beat the defending World Champs on their home floor. The Warriors willed the 120-109 victory because they darn near dictated everything in the second half.
    Leading
  • Offense likely to decide tonight’s matchup between Pelicans and Warriors

    Offense likely to decide tonight’s matchup between Pelicans and Warriors
    Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images New Orleans is flying high behind BI, Trey and others while the Warriors threesome of Steph, Klay and Poole have been piling up the pointsTuesday’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Golden State Warriors appears to boil down to one thing: Can Brandon Ingram direct his squad to put up 120 points or more on the scoreboard?
    If recent history is any indication, the Pelicans have rediscovered their offensive firepower behind the play of thei
  • Pelicans dismiss Trail Blazers easily in 124-90 rout

    Pelicans dismiss Trail Blazers easily in 124-90 rout
    Photo by Amanda Loman/Getty Images New Orleans’ fifth straight victory! With the Portland Trail Blazers missing their top four scorers, it would have been easy to not get up for tonight’s matchup. Since falling to the Houston Rockets though, the New Orleans Pelicans have not lacked for bountiful amounts of energy and focus.
    Monday’s 124-90 victory was exactly what fans wanted to see for a Pelicans team playing on the first night of a road back-to-back and credit another fantast
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  • Brandon Ingram, latest Western Conference Player of the Week, to lead Pelicans against Trail Blazers

    Brandon Ingram, latest Western Conference Player of the Week, to lead Pelicans against Trail Blazers
    Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images Portland will be without four-fifths of their typical starting lineup The New Orleans Pelicans have a difficult remaining schedule to conclude the 2022-23 regular season. Seven of their remaining eight opponents have records above .500 at the time of this writing.
    Tonight’s opposition is the lone exception.There’s no doubt about it. The Pelicans must find a way to beat a Portland Trail Blazers squad that has thrown in the towel, especially
  • Ingram, Murphy combine for 64 points, lead Pelicans to impressive 131-110 victory over Clippers

    Ingram, Murphy combine for 64 points, lead Pelicans to impressive 131-110 victory over Clippers
    Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images New Orleans wins their fourth straight! The New Orleans Pelicans put together one of their most satisfying victories of the season late last night, leading the Los Angeles Clippers wire to wire and finishing on top with a dominant 131-110 score.
    Brandon Ingram was, once again, otherworldly. He followed up his first career triple-double from a few nights ago with 32 points, 13 assists and four rebounds.
    This marked Ingram’s second straight double-digi
  • Pelicans’ Trey Murphy available for Clippers matchup

    Pelicans’ Trey Murphy available for Clippers matchup
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Trigga is a go! The New Orleans Pelicans will have the services of Trey Murphy when they tip off against the Los Angeles Clippers tonight.
    Murphy was listed as questionable on yesterday’s injury report with left great toe irritation. He’ll join Zion Williamson (right hamstring strain), Jose Alvarado (right tibial stress reaction) and E.J. Liddell (right knee ACL injury recovery) on the sidelines.
    The Clippers will be without Paul George (right kne
  • Pelicans’ recipe for successful road trip involves beating Clippers tonight

    Pelicans’ recipe for successful road trip involves beating Clippers tonight
    Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images New Orleans has played this L.A. team well. Can they maintain that trend? The New Orleans Pelicans are back inside the postseason picture.
    Winning three straight games coupled with the Thunder, Mavericks and Jazz on recent slides has the Pelicans sitting in ninth place in the standings before the start of today’s action. With nine games left in the regular season and the Western Conference race remaining as tight as ever, this isn&
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  • Ingram’s first career triple-double paces Pelicans to 115-96 victory over Hornets

    Ingram’s first career triple-double paces Pelicans to 115-96 victory over Hornets
    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Jonas Valanciunas very nearly finished with the seventh 20-20 game of his career too! The New Orleans Pelicans took care of business on Thursday night, beating a short-handed Charlotte Hornets squad 115-96. This game, however, will be permanently etched in one player’s mind for the rest of his life.
    In his 404th NBA appearance, Brandon Ingram notched the first triple-double of his career, finishing with 30 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists.
  • Pelicans seek first 3-game winning streak since early February

    Pelicans seek first 3-game winning streak since early February
    Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans needs to get the W tonight The New Orleans Pelicans will face the Charlotte Hornets tonight, a squad that’s already been eliminated from postseason contention.
    The Hornets will be without several key contributors. LaMelo Ball is out for the season after fracturing his right ankle and Mark Williams will miss his sixth straight game due to a sprained right thumb.
    Since Ball went out, the Hornets have dropped seven of their last
  • Tempering expectations on Zion Williamson’s availability for rest of 2022-23 season far from worst outcome

    Tempering expectations on Zion Williamson’s availability for rest of 2022-23 season far from worst outcome
    Photos by Cooper Neill/NBAE via Getty Images Pelicans have plenty of other questions that still require answers You best believe Zion Williamson wants to play basketball again this season. Fans undoubtedly want to see him return to the court. The odds do not favor such an outcome; however, that may not be the worst thing for all parties involved.
    Williamson was cleared for on-court activities yesterday and will be re-evaluated in two weeks, per the New Orleans Pelicans PR department.
    Willie Gree
  • Ingram’s 32 points pace Pelicans to easy 119-84 victory over Spurs

    Ingram’s 32 points pace Pelicans to easy 119-84 victory over Spurs
    Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images The rout was on early It’s the first two-game winning streak since early February.
    Following Sunday’s 117-107 victory over the Houston Rockets, the New Orleans Pelicans proceeded to crush a barely recognizable San Antonio Spurs squad by a final score of 119-84.
    There was little doubt about Tuesday’s outcome towards the end of the first quarter, but the second should have eased remaining concerns from even those fans who harbor majo
  • Pelicans’ immediate order of business: Fetch victory against Spurs

    Pelicans’ immediate order of business: Fetch victory against Spurs
    Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans needs to finish the season strongly to squeeze into the playoff picture Every remaining game will probably feel like a must win to some degree here on out.
    The New Orleans Pelicans have 11 games left on the schedule. At the start of day, they sit 12th in the Western Conference standings, but they’re only two games behind the Golden State Warriors, who occupy sixth.
    Having lost to the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets over the last
  • Good fundamentals pave way for Pelicans’ 117-107 victory over Rockets

    Good fundamentals pave way for Pelicans’ 117-107 victory over Rockets
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images New Orleans’ effort was markedly better than two nights ago They accomplished what they could not several days ago.
    The New Orleans Pelicans finished on top of the Houston Rockets, winning 117-107 in a game that, thankfully, lacked drama down the stretch.
    The Pelicans nearly led wire to wire, grabbing the lead for good early in the first quarter, on the strength of exhibiting good fundamentals and smart basketball throughout.
    Although Jalen Green was un
  • Another matchup against Rockets awaits, but it’s difficult to remain hopeful about Pelicans

    Another matchup against Rockets awaits, but it’s difficult to remain hopeful about Pelicans
    Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images New Orleans can’t avoid setting new low points on the season Although 12 regular season games are left on the schedule and the team sits just a game out of the play-in tournament, it’s nearly impossible to remain hopeful about the New Orleans Pelicans.
    The Pelicans have dropped two straight “must-wins,” with Friday’s defeat coming at the hands of an opponent that has occupied the cellar of the Western Conference for the overwhelm
  • Pelicans-Rockets matchup: “The goal is to come out and process the message”

    Pelicans-Rockets matchup: “The goal is to come out and process the message”
    It’s time for all the words to transfer over to the basketball court The New Orleans Pelicans head coach was seemingly as somber as we’ve seen him this season during Friday’s pregame conference when discussing the goals of Wednesday’s team meeting.“The goal is to come out and process the message,” Green said prior to tip off against the Houston Rockets. “Accept it and figure out ways that we can — not figure out ways, we know ways that we can be b
  • Pelicans’ CJ McCollum believes accountability issues have been resolved

    Pelicans’ CJ McCollum believes accountability issues have been resolved
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images The players had some honest conversations several days ago. Will it translate on the court, starting against the Rockets tonight? The struggles have been well documented since Zion Williamson strained his right hamstring in the Jan. 2 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. The New Orleans Pelicans have taken a swan dive in the standings, falling from a first place tie with the Denver Nuggets to a spot outside of the play-in tournament.
    Solid victories, of late
  • Pelicans mercilessly bombed by Lakers’ first-half 3-point shooting, eventually fall 123-108

    Pelicans mercilessly bombed by Lakers’ first-half 3-point shooting, eventually fall 123-108
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/NBAE via Getty Images This loss could sting for awhile This matchup literally felt like it was over before it had started.
    The Los Angeles Lakers raced out to a 14-0 advantage. Loyal fans, who practice the ritual of standing until the home team scores its first points, were forced to stay on their feet through a timeout before the New Orleans Pelicans finally got on the board at the 8:34 mark of the first quarter on a Brandon Ingram jumper.
    Believe it or not, things pro
  • Brandon Ingram returning to action for Pelicans-Lakers matchup

    Brandon Ingram returning to action for Pelicans-Lakers matchup
    Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Good timing! The New Orleans Pelicans will get a nice boost to the rotation against the Los Angeles Lakers in Tuesday’s matchup, with Brandon Ingram getting upgraded to available.
    Ingram had missed the last several games with a right ankle sprain. The Pelicans were able to win one of two games over the weekend in his absence, but considering the mammoth importance of posting a victory over the Lakers, there’s an added premium on his availability for tonight
  • Matchup against Lakers can be considered must-win for Pelicans

    Matchup against Lakers can be considered must-win for Pelicans
    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images Beating L.A. would greatly enhance New Orleans’ odds of finding the postseason There’s few bigger must-watch regular season matchups for most fan bases than when the Los Angeles Lakers come to town. Expect nothing different in the New Orleans region tonight, especially with so much at stake.
    It’s a given that the Smoothie King Center will rudely welcome the Forum blue and gold uniforms a little after 7:00 p.m. local time. What
  • Trey Murphy explodes for career-high 41 points, leading Pelicans to 127-110 win over Trail Blazers

    Trey Murphy explodes for career-high 41 points, leading Pelicans to 127-110 win over Trail Blazers
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/NBAE via Getty Images Trigga posted one of the best New Orleans’ individual performances of the season Today was definitely a new day.
    After the offense failed to show up in last night’s 110-96 loss to the Thunder, the New Orleans Pelicans found their groove less than 24 hours later, absolutely pounding the Portland Trail Blazers into oblivion.
    The fireworks began early. Trey Murphy had nine points within the first five minutes. The Pelicans had doubled up t
  • Larry Nance Jr available for Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup

    Larry Nance Jr available for Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images The backup center is returning after a six-game absence Larry Nance Jr., who was listed as questionable to play on the latest injury report, is available for Willie Green’s squad when the New Orleans Pelicans host the Portland Trail Blazers shortly.
    Nance had missed the previous six games with a left ankle sprain that he sustained early in the matchup against the Knicks in New York several weeks ago.
    Brandon Ingram, however, remains out with a right ankle
  • Lack of star availability has Pelicans teetering on brink of major disappointment

    Lack of star availability has Pelicans teetering on brink of major disappointment
    Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram are on pace to sit out more games than they appear in this season The Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram, who will miss his second straight game after spraining his right ankle against the Mavericks, in tonight’s matchup against the Trail Blazers.
    Ingram is on pace to play in the fewest amount of regular season games of his career. He’s made 31 appearances this season, and with only 14 games remaining after today,
  • Lack of availability has Pelicans teetering on brink of major disappointment

    Lack of availability has Pelicans teetering on brink of major disappointment
    Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram are on pace to sit out more games than they appear in this season The Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram, who will miss his second straight game after spraining his right ankle against the Mavericks, in tonight’s matchup against the Trail Blazers.
    Ingram is on pace to play in the fewest amount of regular season games of his career. He’s made 31 appearances this season, and with only 14 games remaining after today,
  • Pelicans sputter offensively, fall 110-96 to Thunder

    Pelicans sputter offensively, fall 110-96 to Thunder
    Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans’ offense was missing in action in the first half The vibes were not good out of the gates. The outlook only got bleaker as the minutes ticked by on the game clock during the first half.
    The New Orleans Pelicans fell 110-96 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a matchup that wasn’t as competitive as it should have been from start to finish — given the playoff/play-in tournament implications. (The Pels entered one game up on the Thunder in the
  • Pelicans’ Ingram out for tonight’s crucial matchup against Thunder

    Pelicans’ Ingram out for tonight’s crucial matchup against Thunder
    Photo by Ian Maule/Getty Images New Orleans has an opportunity to gain back some ground lost over the next seven games The Pelicans kicked off their most important home stand of the season on Wednesday with a victory over the Mavericks. Now they’ll face a back-to-back set over the weekend, starting with the Thunder tonight, and they’ll have to do it without Brandon Ingram.
    “No Brandon tonight,” Willie Green said in pregame. There is a chance he’ll play tomorrow, per
  • McCollum’s fourth-quarter outburst propels Pelicans to exhilarating 113-106 victory over Mavericks

    McCollum’s fourth-quarter outburst propels Pelicans to exhilarating 113-106 victory over Mavericks
    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images CJ scored 16 of his 32 points in consecutive fashion during the final frame For much of the second half, it appeared that the New Orleans Pelicans were going to ride a dominant 35-19 second quarter performance to victory over the Dallas Mavericks.
    A 16-point halftime advantage changed very little over the next 15:24 of the clock, with the Pelicans holding a sizable 94-76 lead nearly a third of the way through the fourth quarter.
    Then Dallas’ offense woke
  • Pelicans optimistic about Zion Williamson returning from hamstring injury before end of regular season

    Pelicans optimistic about Zion Williamson returning from hamstring injury before end of regular season
    Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images Williamson continues to heal and will be re-evaluated in two weeks’ time Prior to tonight’s matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Dallas Mavericks, the organization announced an update on Zion Williamson, stating that he continues to heal from a right hamstring strain and will be re-evaluated again in another two weeks.
    The injury originally occurred during the Jan. 2 matchup against the Philadelphia 76ers. Williamson also re-aggr
  • Pelicans stifled by zone defense, fall 123-108 to Kings

    Pelicans stifled by zone defense, fall 123-108 to Kings
    Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Mike Brown made an adjustment. New Orleans failed to handle it. The New Orleans Pelicans entered tonight with the eighth best defense (112.4 defensive rating) in the league. The Sacramento Kings sat on the other end of the spectrum, sporting the sixth-worst mark (116.0 defensive rating).
    Despite the obvious difference in the statistics, there was no evidence of the discrepancy through the first half. The score was tied at 59 apiece entering intermission, with both
  • Pelicans stifled by zone defense, fall 123-105 to Kings

    Pelicans stifled by zone defense, fall 123-105 to Kings
    Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Mike Brown made an adjustment. New Orleans failed to handle it. The New Orleans Pelicans entered tonight with the eighth best defense (112.4 defensive rating) in the league. The Sacramento Kings sat on the other end of the spectrum, sporting the sixth-worst mark (116.0 defensive rating).
    Despite the obvious difference in the statistics, there was no evidence of the discrepancy through the first half. The score was tied at 59 apiece entering intermission, with both
  • Jonas Valanciunas back in starting lineup after two-game injury absence

    Jonas Valanciunas back in starting lineup after two-game injury absence
    Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports De’Aaron Fox is out for tonight’s Pelicans-Kings matchup Jonas Valanciunas will be in the starting lineup for tonight’s matchup against the Sacramento Kings, returning from a two-game absence after suffering a left calf contusion against the Magic.
    There was a level of optimism that Valanciunas would be able to rejoin his New Orleans Pelicans teammates on Monday as he participated fully in yesterday’s practice. His glee about a potential ret
  • Pelicans let winnable game slip away in 108-99 loss to Warriors

    Pelicans let winnable game slip away in 108-99 loss to Warriors
    D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports One couldn’t have drawn up a better start. Unfortunately, they failed to take advantage of that, along with a golden opportunity during clutch time.
    The New Orleans Pelicans fell 108-99 to the Golden State Warriors. The outcome probably should have been much different, though, had either the offense not completely dried up over the final three quarters or if fundamentals were executed with greater precision.
    New Orleans raced out to a 17-6 lead not midway t
  • Trey Murphy moves back into starting lineup for Pelicans-Warriors matchup

    Trey Murphy moves back into starting lineup for Pelicans-Warriors matchup
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Trigga will make his 47th start of the season Jonas Valanciunas will miss his second straight game, and third overall on the season, when the New Orleans Pelicans tip against the Golden State Warriors at 9:00 p.m. Central.
    Willy Hernangomez will draw the start at center again for Willie Green’s squad.
    With Josh Richardson unavailable for personal reasons, Trey Murphy will return to the starting lineup, joining CJ McCollum, Brandon Ingram, Herb Jones a
  • Pelicans’ Hayes, small-ball lineups may be difference maker against Warriors

    Pelicans’ Hayes, small-ball lineups may be difference maker against Warriors
    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images More mobile and versatile lineups are likely key in slowing down Klay Thompson and Jordan Poole There’s a good chance that the New Orleans Pelicans will be extremely short-handed once again when they tip-off against the Golden State Warriors tonight.
    Josh Richardson will not play for personal reasons, so he’ll be sidelined along with Zion Williamson (right hamstring strain), Larry Nance Jr. (left ankle sprain) and Jose Alvarado (right tibial str
  • Behind Ingram’s season-high 40 points, Pelicans top Trail Blazers, 121-110

    Behind Ingram’s season-high 40 points, Pelicans top Trail Blazers, 121-110
    Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images The coaching staff’s game plan was on point and the players executed it beautifully It’s highly unusual that a must-win game can exist with a quarter of the regular season schedule remaining, but Wednesday night was that rare exception.The New Orleans Pelicans, who had lost four games in a row and 13 of their last 20 to slide into 10th in the Western Conference, needed to find the win column in the worst way. Behind one of their most spiri
  • Hernangomez replacing injured Valanciunas in starting lineup for Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup

    Hernangomez replacing injured Valanciunas in starting lineup for Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup
    Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Dyson Daniels and Kira Lewis Jr are expected to get run as well, with a number of other Pelicans out In addition to Zion Williamson, Larry Nance Jr. and Jose Alvarado, the New Orleans Pelicans will be without Jonas Valanciunas against the Portland Trail Blazers.
    Josh Richardson is available and in the starting lineup, though, after being listed as questionable on yesterday’s injury report.
    Valanciunas, who will only miss his second game of the season,
  • A pathway to victory over Trail Blazers might exist for Pelicans

    A pathway to victory over Trail Blazers might exist for Pelicans
    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Naji Marshall, Dyson Daniels and Kira Lewis Jr. should be placed in prominent roles The injury report has seemingly claimed a victim or two before every tip-off.
    The New Orleans Pelicans have amassed 206 missed games due to either injury or health and safety protocols through three-quarters of the season. Only the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic have suffered more across the league.
    The news didn’t get any brighter yesterday, with Jose Alvarado
  • Pelicans say level of urgency is high ahead of matchup with Magic

    Pelicans say level of urgency is high ahead of matchup with Magic
    Photo by Gary Bassing/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans has lost 19 of their last 26 games The New Orleans Pelicans are saying all the right things before their matchup against the Orlando Magic tonight.
    “I’d say it’s high,” CJ McCollum said about the team’s sense of urgency after the morning’s shootaround. “We had some good conversations today. We had a good shootaround. We understand what’s at stake for not only tonight but the rest of the season
  • Fair to wonder whether Pelicans have realistic shot of reaching playoffs after 128-106 loss to Knicks

    Fair to wonder whether Pelicans have realistic shot of reaching playoffs after 128-106 loss to Knicks
    Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans’ downward trend is deeply disturbing The New York Knicks hit a jumper on each of their first four possessions, which included a couple of 3-pointers. During these first few minutes of tonight’s matchup, the New Orleans Pelicans missed all three of their looks from deep.
    That trend, disturbingly, changed very little — despite the fact that the Knicks were the team playing on the second night of a back-to-back set.
    At
  • Can Jose Alvarado’s special Friday night give Pelicans boost in difficult matchup with Knicks?

    Can Jose Alvarado’s special Friday night give Pelicans boost in difficult matchup with Knicks?
    Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images There are several other factors that could help New Orleans score an unexpected victory too The New Orleans Pelicans will look to cash in a rest advantage over the New York Knicks in tonight’s matchup.
    The Pelicans had a day of rest yesterday. The Knicks did not, beating the Washington Wizards, 115-109, behind Julius Randles’ 46 points seven made 3s.
    The Knicks are 5-4 on the second night of back-to-backs. Their defense remains stout
  • Pelicans get outplayed in paint by Raptors, lose 115-110

    Pelicans get outplayed in paint by Raptors, lose 115-110
    John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports Brandon Ingram went off for 36 points, but getting manhandled by a 62-42 margin in points in the paint proved the difference The New Orleans Pelicans had good intentions. They returned to practice after the All-Star break earlier than teams typically do. Willie Green inserted Josh Richardson into a starting lineup that had been struggling, moving Trey Murphy to the bench. But those choices didn’t translate into a victory.
    In a game that saw the Toronto R
  • Pelicans go extra mile by resuming practice sessions early over All-Star break

    Pelicans go extra mile by resuming practice sessions early over All-Star break
    Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans is displaying a serious mindset about the remaining 23 regular season games The New Orleans Pelicans will kick off their post-All-Star break schedule with a matchup against the Toronto Raptors on this Thursday.
    There’s reason to believe the team is as ready to tackle their remaining regular season schedule as possible. In addition to having eight days of rest from game action, there are other positives surrounding the Pelicans.
    Good
  • Current starting lineup is dragging down Pelicans’ performance, but there’s hope

    Current starting lineup is dragging down Pelicans’ performance, but there’s hope
    Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images The CJ-Herb-BI-Trey-JV grouping must start executing better on both ends of the floor The New Orleans Pelicans will resume their march to the playoffs against the Toronto Raptors tonight, and if there’s one aspect that must improve quickly over the remaining 23 regular season games, the starting lineup needs to perform much, much stronger as a unit.
    In the absence of Zion Williamson, the grouping of CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram,
  • Here’s a full list of 2023 NBA All-Star events happening this weekend 

    Here’s a full list of 2023 NBA All-Star events happening this weekend 
    Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE via Getty Images The 2023 NBA All-Star weekend is here and the New Orleans Pelicans will field several representatives in the festivities.
    Trey Murphy and Jose Alvarado will play in Friday’s Jordan Rising Stars Challenge, featuring four unique teams. Murphy will be on Team Deron Williams, while Alvarado on Team Pau Gasol.
    Deron Williams, Joakim Noah and Pau Gasol drafted their teams today for 2023 Jordan Rising Stars. Each legend selected seven players fro
  • Pelicans look listless, fall 120-102 to Lakers

    Pelicans look listless, fall 120-102 to Lakers
    Photo by Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty Images Not a typical effort from the Willie Green-led team The 120-102 defeat was not a surprise.
    The New Orleans Pelicans had to work awfully hard for every point tallied. The Los Angeles Lakers did not, pushing the pace at every opportunity and scoring an abundance of points early in the shot clock.
    The Lakers started fast, racing out to a 12-2 lead. They went on to grab a 38-25 advantage at the end of the first quarter because, as assistant coach Casey Hi
  • McCollum IN, Nance OUT for Pelicans-Lakers matchup

    McCollum IN, Nance OUT for Pelicans-Lakers matchup
    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images The New Orleans Pelicans will have the services of their regular starting point guard against the Los Angeles Lakers tonight.
    While Zion Williamson (re-aggravated right hamstring strain), Dyson Daniels (right ankle sprain) and Larry Nance Jr. (left groin soreness) remain out, CJ McCollum (right ankle sprain), who was listed as questionable on the latest injury report, is available to play in Los Angeles.
    LeBron James, who was questionable to play
  • Pelicans to face desperate Lakers’ squad

    Pelicans to face desperate Lakers’ squad
    Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images The final game before the All-Star break is a big one! The New Orleans Pelicans’ final game against the Los Angeles Lakers before the start of the All-Star break is a big one from several perspectives.
    The Lakers are like a wounded animal, having lost seven of their last 11 games. They sit 2.5 games out of the play-in tournament seedings before tonight’s slate of action and there’s no more time to waste, with only 24 contests r
  • Ingram’s 34 points, Josh Richardson’s savvy play lead Pelicans to 103-100 victory over Thunder

    Ingram’s 34 points, Josh Richardson’s savvy play lead Pelicans to 103-100 victory over Thunder
    Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans gutted out a big-time win The New Orleans Pelicans found a way to eke out a 103-100 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday evening despite some real offensive woes out of halftime and cardiac moments during clutch minutes.
    “It was a good win,” Willie Green said. “It’s hard to win the NBA, especially on the road. It’s a credit to our guys in the locker room. They all played hard and we just had to gut out a win agai
  • Josh Richardson expected to receive minutes against Oklahoma City Thunder

    Josh Richardson expected to receive minutes against Oklahoma City Thunder
    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images The front office has had their eye on JRich for awhile The New Orleans Pelicans are not favored to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight, as oddsmakers have labeled them as 2.5-point underdogs about three hours before game time.
    Zion Williamson (re-aggravated right hamstring strain) remains out indefinitely, Dyson Daniels (right ankle sprain) has been ruled out for the two-game road trip prior to the All-Star break and CJ McCollum is listed as qu
  • With Zion’s latest injury setback, fair to ponder Pelicans’ future build around Ingram, Williamson

    With Zion’s latest injury setback, fair to ponder Pelicans’ future build around Ingram, Williamson
    Health is paramount and New Orleans’ star duo has never enjoyed enough of it Brandon Ingram and Zion Williamson have appeared in 93 out of a possible 283 regular season games together and that figure isn’t going to increase anytime soon. That’s not only worrisome for present New Orleans Pelicans playoff aspirations, one can’t help but ponder the bigger picture.
    Williamson, who originally suffered a hamstring strain against the 76ers on Jan. 2, had a setback in his recove
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