• Jose Alvarado, the NBA’s best underdog story, leads Pelicans to 121-106 victory over Nuggets

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images The backup point guard had a night that he, nor anyone in attendance, will not soon forget When his playing days are in the rearview mirror, Jose Alvarado could go down as one of the best undrafted players in NBA history. Just how he climbs up the list, though, depends upon how often he affects the outcome of games over the rest of his career. If tonight was any indication, he’s still just getting started.
    The New Orleans Pelicans beat the D
  • A lot of intrigue surrounds Pelicans-Nuggets matchup

    Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images Two early-season Western Conference elites do battle Today’s matinee will feature two teams tied for second atop the Western Conference standings.
    The New Orleans Pelicans and Denver Nuggets will tip-off at 2:30 p.m. and this will be a fascinating matchup, starting with two big men that could potentially each notch a triple-double.
    Nikola Jokic is arriving with 79 career triple-doubles and two of them came against the Pelicans last season. His most
  • Williamson-Valanciunas frontcourt leads Pelicans to 117-99 victory over Spurs

    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Zion’s looked the part of an MVP over the past 3 games Thanks to a 68-point outburst in the second half, the New Orleans Pelicans put away the San Antonio Spurs by a final score of 117-99, and in doing so, notched several notable achievements.
    Before tonight, one had to go all the way back to the 2017-18 season to find the last time that the Pelicans won eight times in a ten-game stretch. However, everyone should remember that moment from over four ye
  • CJ McCollum, Naji Marshall available for Pelicans in matchup against very short-handed Spurs

    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images It’s mildly surprising that New Orleans is listed only as a 7-point favorite The New Orleans Pelicans will receive a couple of reinforcements for their matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.
    CJ McCollum (health and safety protocols) and Naji Marshall (non-COVID illness) will be available after overcoming illnesses and bringing conditioning levels up to par, per Bally Sports New Orleans’ Jen Hale.
    Welcome back CJ & Naji! CJ McCollum (return to compe
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  • Dyson Daniels has been a revelation, so much so he should remain a rotation fixture against Spurs and beyond

    Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images The 19-year-old’s defense has shined, but don’t overlook the other parts of his game that have helped the Pelicans win 7 of their last 9 The Pelicans will meet the Spurs for a second time in the last week and a half and very little has changed since their 129-110 victory in San Antonio just prior to Thanksgiving Day.
    New Orleans remains on an upward trajectory since showing signs of fatigue after playing eight of the first 11 games on the ro
  • Williamson’s best all-around performance leads Pelicans to 126-108 victory over Raptors

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Dyson Daniels came close to posting a triple-double too! It was commonplace to watch Zion Williamson singlehandedly change the momentum of a basketball game through a string of highlights on both ends of the court during his lone collegiate year.
    Smoothie King Center patrons finally witnessed the same jaw-dropping performance with their own eyes tonight in the Pelicans’ 126-108 victory over the Raptors.
    In the span of 27 seconds — and
  • Pelicans have versatility but execution is paramount against Raptors

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Toronto thrives in the open floor. New Orleans cannot afford to give them too many opportunities. The Pelicans will be without Brandon Ingram, CJ McCollum and Naji Marshall in their matchup against the Raptors tonight in the Smoothie King Center. Larry Nance Jr., however, will be available after missing the last game against the Thunder with a sore right shoulder.
    The return of New Orleans’ backup center is an important one. There is no team
  • Zion, Herb come up clutch, lead Pelicans to 105-101 victory over Thunder

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images Trey Murphy said in postgame, “Herb Jones, First team All-Defense, 2022-23.” Psst, he’s right! The New Orleans Pelicans overcame the absences of several key players, a season-high 22 turnovers and a whistle that clearly favored Shai Gilgeous-Alexander above all others to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 105-101.
    Two players, though, propelled the home team across the finish line.
    Zion Williamson, who put everyone on triple-double
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  • Ingram, McCollum, Marshall, Nance Jr. all OUT for Pelicans-Thunder matchup

    Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images Super short-handed tonight! The New Orleans Pelicans will be without a number of key personnel against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight inside the Smoothie King Center.
    CJ McCollum (health and safety protocols), Brandon Ingram (left great toe contusion), Naji Marshall (non-COVID illness) and Larry Nance Jr. (right shoulder soreness) have all been ruled out.
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander has set the world on fire, posting more 30-point scoring games than
  • Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is star attraction, but Pelicans would be wise to start prioritizing opponent 3-point shooting

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans’ defensive rating may soon take a sizable hit if teams continue to receive a bounty of great looks from behind the arc Following a loss last Friday to the Grizzlies, the Pelicans will look to get back in the win column against the Thunder tonight and they’ll likely need to slow down a very hot Shai Gilgeous-Alexander.
    The 24-year-old guard is well on his way to posting numerous career-bests, including points (31.1), assists
  • Pelicans fail to match Grizzlies’ level of effort and focus, lose 132-111

    Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images To make matters worse, Brandon Ingram left the game in the second quarter with a toe injury The Thanksgiving holiday and the Memphis Grizzlies’ game plan proved to be a heck of 1-2 punch in stopping the New Orleans Pelicans right in their tracks.
    There was very little resemblance in how New Orleans played in tonight’s 132-111 loss to Memphis from their previous six games which resulted in five victories. Moreover, the writing was on the wall regardin
  • Trey Murphy available for Pelicans-Grizzlies matchup

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images The forward returns after a two-game absence due to a right foot contusion CJ McCollum was downgraded to OUT on yesterday’s injury report, getting placed in health and safety protocols; however, the New Orleans Pelicans will get a boost from another returning player when they tip-off against the Memphis Grizzlies.
    South Carolina representing…@JaMorant & @Zionwilliamson headline tonight’s @PelicansNBA/@memgrizz action on @NBA
  • Signs of special season appear to be brewing in New Orleans

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images When they square off against the Grizzlies tonight, remember that the Pelicans are trending really wellWe’re nearly a quarter of the way through the regular season. Three teams remain undefeated in divisional play across the league, with one residing in the Southwest.
    The New Orleans Pelicans will put their perfect record on the line against the Grizzlies in Memphis later today. They’ve compiled a 4-0 record by posting a win over each division rival
  • Williamson puts phenom in phenomenal, leading Pelicans to 129-110 win over Spurs

    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Z’s acrobats, touch and some high-flying defensive attempted stops were all witnessed The New Orleans Pelicans made incredibly quick work of an opponent early again.
    Oh, and Zion Williamson was as unstoppable from start to finish as he’s been in a really, really long time.
    The Pelicans jumped out to an 18-4 lead over the San Antonio Spurs, which grew to a 66-47 halftime advantage, before coasting to the eventual 129-110 victory.
    Jonas Valanciunas,
  • Williamson put the phenom in phenomenal, leading Pelicans to 129-110 win over Spurs

    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Z’s acrobats, touch and some high-flying defensive attempted stops were all witnessed The New Orleans Pelicans made incredibly quick work of an opponent early again.
    Oh, and Zion Williamson was as unstoppable from start to finish as he’s been in a really, really long time.
    The Pelicans jumped out to an 18-4 lead over the San Antonio Spurs, which grew to a 66-47 halftime advantage, before coasting to the eventual 129-110 victory.
    Jonas Valanciunas,
  • Pelicans listed as 7-point favorites against Spurs

    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images Trey Murphy remains out with a right foot contusion and CJ McCollum gets sidelined with a non-COVID illness The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Trey Murphy III in tonight’s matchup against the San Antonio Spurs.
    Willie Green did go on to say in pregame media that Murphy’s right foot is progressing from a contusion suffered in the Boston Celtics game, but some soreness remains.
    CJ McCollum (Non-Covid Illnesss) is out for tonight’s game at
  • Trending in right direction, Pelicans must find way to beat flailing Spurs team

    Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images New Orleans is hot, San Antonio is definitely not The New Orleans Pelicans will face a San Antonio Spurs squad tonight that’s in a noticeable tailspin after beginning the season with five wins in their first seven games. Since that good stretch, the Spurs have managed to notch just a lone victory in their last 11 contests.
    The mindset, thus, should be very similar to New Orleans’ approach against Golden State, a team without four of their five star
  • Ingram’s 34 points leads Pelicans in total annihilation of load-managed Warriors, 128-83

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images New Orleans started the blowout early The New Orleans Pelicans did exactly what they needed to after the Golden State Warriors chose to sit four of their five starters for the second time in as many weeks. They pounded them into submission, winning 128-83.
    the ball movement into the B.I. 3 pic.twitter.com/1l6t3wuA5G— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 22, 2022The blowout was on just minutes into the contest. The Pelicans raced out to a 17-4 lead
  • Load management kills hype of Pelicans-Warriors matchup in New Orleans again

    Set Number: X164228 TK1 For the second time in two weeks, the New Orleans Pelicans will face the Golden State Warriors’ B-team.
    There’s honestly two polar opposite ways to look at this from the local fans’ perspective.
    Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were ruled out earlier today, and Andrew Wiggins’ name was added to the unavailable list only minutes ago.
    The Pelicans should undoubtedly be able to add another W to the win column, moving them three games ab
  • Zion’s probable return a timely one for Pelicans matchup with Warriors

    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Golden State finally won a road game. Time to get back into the loss column. The New Orleans Pelicans have a chance to close out the current home stand with a very respectable 4-2 record and they should get a boost in the form of Zion Williamson returning to action. Standing in the way are the Golden State Warriors, who at long last eked out their first road victory of the season.
    The Warriors beat the Rockets 127-120 last night in Houston, but it’s m
  • Pelicans blitzed by 10 3s in first quarter, lose 117-109 to Celtics

    Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans fail to dig themselves out of the huge early hole They got a taste of their own medicine with the deep ball, but New Orleans did themselves few favors, wasting opportunities to trim the deficit even further throughout the second half.
    The Pelicans fell 117-109 to the Celtics thanks in part to some prolific 3-point shooting. Boston knocked down 20 3-pointers, with 14 of them coming in the first half. The best team from the Eastern Conference especially got
  • Trey Murphy starting in place of Zion Williamson (right foot contusion) for Pelicans-Celtics matchup

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images Marcus Smart is out for Boston His return will have to wait for another day.
    The New Orleans Pelicans will be without Zion Williamson against the Boston Celtics. Tonight’s game will mark his third straight on the sidelines due to a right foot contusion, an injury sustained in the victory against the Rockets.
    Fortunately, an MRI showed no issues, so the chances seem good that he could make his return on Monday against the Golden State Warriors.
    Trey Murphy
  • Biggest measuring stick to date awaits Pelicans in matchup against league-best Celtics

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images New Orleans is playing well, but Boston is entering on an eight-game winning streak The New Orleans Pelicans will face a third litmus test in as many games when they battle the Boston Celtics on Friday inside the Smoothie King Center.
    The Pels dispatched the Grizzlies on Tuesday, defeating the gritty opponent that had previously beaten them handily three straight times.
    (New Orleans lost the last three matchups of the 2021-22 regular season to Memphis by a comb
  • Pelicans shoot lights out to win third straight, improve to 9-6 with 124-110 victory over Bulls

    Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports Trey Murphy not only knocked down 5 of 6 3s, he had two spectacular dunks The New Orleans Pelicans couldn’t miss from the outside, a far cry from how they performed in Chicago last week.
    In sweeping the season series with a 124-110 victory over the Bulls, the Pelicans made the majority of their 3-point looks, knocking down 17 of their 33 attempts.
    Last Thursday, they made only 3 of 19 from deep.Whoever once said there’s a lot of different ways to win an
  • Jonas Valanciunas primed for bounce-back performance against Bulls

    Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports JV should receive an opportunity to make a noticeable impact The New Orleans Pelicans will tip off against the Chicago Bulls at the top of the hour, looking for their first three-game win streak of the season.
    Here’s a more fun fact: The last time the Pelicans were three games above .500 was all the way back during the early portion of the 2018-19 campaign, when that ill-fated squad (incoming Anthony Davis trade request!) began 10-7 out of the gates.
    Forg
  • Zion-less Pelicans to face well-rested Bulls, another opportunity for Dyson Daniels minutes?

    Andrew Wevers-USA TODAY Sports Chicago’s played just once since their recent loss to New Orleans! The New Orleans Pelicans will greet a familiar opponent on the second night of their back-to-back inside the Smoothie King Center.
    After dispatching the Grizzlies by a final score of 113-102 yesterday, the Bulls will be in town for a 7:00 p.m. tip-off — the same opponent that the Pelicans posted a thrilling 115-111 victory last Thursday in Chicago.
    Brandon Ingram was spectacular in that
  • With small-ball lineups stifling Morant, McCollum’s offense leads Pelicans to 113-102 victory over Grizzlies

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images New Orleans found a winning combination without Zion Williamson Although Zion Williamson was sidelined with a right foot contusion, the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a three-game losing streak to the Memphis Grizzlies, posting a statement-like 113-102 victory against one of the best in the West.
    ARE U NOT [email protected]
    : @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/nmbFpBvdjA— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 16, 2022CJ McCollum led the way in breakin
  • With small-ball lineups stifling Morant, McCollum’s offense leads Pelicans 113-102 victory over Grizzlies

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images New Orleans found a winning combination without Zion Williamson Although Zion Williamson was sidelined with a right foot contusion, the New Orleans Pelicans snapped a three-game losing streak to the Memphis Grizzlies, posting a statement-like 113-102 victory against one of the best in the West.
    ARE U NOT [email protected]
    : @NBAonTNT pic.twitter.com/nmbFpBvdjA— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 16, 2022CJ McCollum led the way in breakin
  • Zion Williamson out for Pelicans matchup against Grizzlies

    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images The matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Memphis Grizzlies will be missing several important players.
    Zion Williamson will miss his third game of the 2022-23 season with a right ankle/foot sprain, which he sustained a few nights ago in the team’s win over the Rockets.
    One should not anticipate he’ll miss a lot of time, though. Williamson continued playing through the injury without any discernible hint of a problem against Houston, and Willie
  • McCollum rediscovering shooting touch would be timely with Zion questionable to play against Grizzlies

    Photo by Justin Ford/Getty Images Memphis is expected to welcome back Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. against the Pelicans One of the favorite regular season matchups for many living across the region is here!The New Orleans Pelicans will host their Southwest Division rival, the Memphis Grizzlies, on Tuesday evening inside the Smoothie King Center.Coming off a 119-106 win over the Rockets, the Pelicans have not posted consecutive victories since opening the 2022-23 schedule with W’s agains
  • New Orleans Pelicans Fans: Get tickets for special Sports Media Chalk Talk event on Nov. 18

    Come be a part of the Bird Is The Word event prior to the Celtics game! The most unique basketball fan event is back!
    Prior to the 7:30 p.m. tip-off against the Boston Celtics on November 18th, the New Orleans Pelicans will host their second-ever Sports Media Chalk Talk.With the success of last year’s inaugural event, a one-hour long forum with the best television broadcast tandem in the business, Bally Sports New Orleans’ own Joel Meyers and Antonio Daniels, returns, but they&rsquo
  • Jose Alvarado rescues Pelicans from potentially devastating defeat in 119-106 victory over Rockets

    Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images New Orleans let an 18-point third quarter lead slip from their fingers, but Jose refused to let them lose The New Orleans Pelicans were favored by 10.5 points. They wound up beating the Houston Rockets by slightly more than that, winning 119-106, but the outcome was very much in doubt.
    The thing is, the Rockets shouldn’t have enjoyed a one-point lead entering the fourth quarter, turning things into such a nail-biter. The Pelicans held a 78-60 lead at the
  • Pelicans feel rejuvenated after day off, ready for Rockets

    Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images No one’s needed a day of rest more than CJ McCollum The New Orleans Pelicans will tip off against the Houston Rockets at the top of the hour, and the expectation is, the batteries should be sufficiently recharged after an arduous schedule to open the season.
    #Pelicans feeling fresh after a day off and having some fun post shoot around (at the expense of Herb) pic.twitter.com/MDppRYosrj— Erin Summers (@ErinESummers) November 12, 2022For the f
  • Pelicans with opportunity to rebound against Rockets

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans has struggled of late, but there’s reason to believe in a turnaround The Pelicans began the home stand with disappointment, losing to a Damian Lillard-less Trail Blazers squad, but there’s strong reason to believe the ship gets righted against the Rockets tonight ... and perhaps beyond.
    Houston is tied with the Los Angeles Lakers for the worst record in the league. Their defense has been practically non-existent (116.4 defe
  • Pelicans’ poor offense, lack of focus contributes greatly in 106-95 loss to Trail Blazers

    Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images When Brandon Ingram opened the scoring with a 3-pointer in Josh Hart’s face, many probably thought that tonight was going to be different.
    Slow starts have plagued the Pelicans of late. They haven’t enjoyed a decent lead after 12 minutes since the loss to the Lakers.
    However, that bucket proved to be a mirage. After building a 10-4 lead, the Trail Blazers went on a 20-8 run.
    The hits just kept on coming.
    The Pelicans went on to give up seven
  • Larry Nance Jr. IN, Damian Lillard OUT for Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup

    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images It’s the start of a six-game home stand. Let’s GEAUX! The New Orleans Pelicans are getting another scheduling break early in the season when they host the Portland Trail Blazers at the top of the hour.
    Damian Lillard will sit tonight after a strained calf sidelined him for a few games. Although he did appear in Portland’s last two games, the Trail Blazers played last night in Charlotte. Many teams are taking extra precautions with players
  • CJ vs Dame, Hart vs former Nola teammates — Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup promises to be must-see action

    Photo by Sam Forencich/NBAE via Getty Images Josh Hart friskily texted Brandon Ingram that he’s going to “lock that shit up” Home, home at last, but with a reunion of sorts.
    The New Orleans Pelicans will kick off a six-game home stand tonight after playing eight of their first 11 games on the road, welcoming the Portland Trail Blazers in what should prove to be an emotional game for players on both rosters.
    For the first time since the big pre-deadline trade, CJ McCollum is exp
  • Ingram shoots bullseyes down the stretch to push Pelicans to 115-111 victory in Chicago

    Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports A lot of different players stepped up in different moments against the Bulls, but New Orleans’ #1 option did the heavy lifting in the clutch Brandon Ingram flipped a switch when the New Orleans Pelicans needed him most.
    Despite DeMar DeRozan, one of the NBA’s most prolific closers, scoring 16 of his 33 points during the game’s final 16 minutes, Ingram’s star shined the brightest, leading the Pelicans to a 115-111 victory against the Bull
  • With Larry Nance Jr. out, who should Willie Green turn to against Bulls?

    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Filling Nance’s minutes is no easy task When the New Orleans Pelicans tip off against the Chicago Bulls at the top of the hour, they’ll be without a key component.
    Larry Nance Jr., who hyperextended his left knee against the Indiana Pacers, will miss his first game of the season.
    Willie Green says Larry Nance (left knee hyperextension) is out tonight.
    Green said Nance tried going through shootaround and couldn’t. Team will give him some re
  • Pelicans must get comfortable with 2022-23 season being difficult

    Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images To meet their own lofty expectations, New Orleans must start displaying the mindset and tendencies of a top 3 teamThe Pelicans will look to rebound from their first two-game losing streak of the season and New Orleans’ head coach sounds confident about the matchup against the Bulls in Chicago tonight.
    “We had a good practice,” Willie Green said yesterday. “We didn’t do a ton, but the things that we did do, we did them hard. We di
  • Pelicans’ defense exploited in 129-122 loss to Pacers

    Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images New Orleans didn’t put forth 48 minutes of effort. Indiana did whatever they wanted. An ugly combination. It was one of those nights where the Pelicans couldn’t force their opponent to deviate from their game plan.
    Not in the slightest!
    New Orleans lost by a final score of 129-122 to the Pacers in Indiana, losing their second straight contest and falling to 5-5 in the standings.
    Tyrese Haliburton, who finished with 20 points, 13 assists and six 3-poi
  • Pelicans favored by oddsmakers against Pacers

    Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans possessing a top 10 offense and defense is flying under too many radars Despite similar win-loss records, the Pelicans are 5.0-point favorites in tonight’s matchup against the Pacers.
    That comes as a bit of a surprise at first glance considering this game is taking place in Indianapolis and New Orleans has compiled a 3-4 record since winning their first two games of the season.
    Perhaps oddsmakers are looking beyond the standings, thoug
  • Pelicans face good test in Indiana against Pacers

    Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports The Pelicans are off to a 5-4 start, but digging through the numbers, that record doesn’t seem appropriate. New Orleans’ winning percentage should be higher.
    The Jazz, for instance, have precisely the same offensive rating (114.1) and a slightly better defensive rating (109.0 vs 109.4), yet they sit second in the West with an 8-3 record.
    Thanks, three overtime losses in nine games.
    If Matt Ryan and Dejounte Murray had missed those last second regulati
  • Williamson, McCollum each score 29 points, but Pelicans suffer another OT loss, falling 124-121 to Hawks

    Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images New Orleans falls to 0-3 on the season in overtime games The New Orleans Pelicans fell 124-121 to the Atlanta Hawks in the first extra period, dropping their record to 0-3 in overtime games on the season.
    They have four losses overall.
    One should assume that overtimes must be avoided at all costs moving forward.
    With 4:52 remaining in regulation, playing extra basketball wasn’t on anyone’s mind. The Pelicans were trailing 103-90 and appeared destin
  • Pelicans starters look to set tone against Hawks starting five

    Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty Images The grouping of CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas have been a buzzsaw With no starters listed on the latest injury report, the Pelicans will be whole outside of Kira Lewis Jr. and E.J. Liddell when they take the floor against the Hawks.
    That’s good news because the starting lineup of CJ McCollum, Herb Jones, Brandon Ingram, Zion Williamson and Jonas Valanciunas has been a force.
    The group has post
  • Slowing down Hawks’ guards will be key for Pelicans

    Photo by Mercedes Oliver/NBAE via Getty Images New Orleans has the defensive weapons. Will Willie Green utilize everyone in Atlanta? After dispatching the short-handed Warriors less than 24 hours ago, the Pelicans must quickly turn their attention to the Hawks for a matchup tonight in Atlanta.
    The first back-to-back of the season for New Orleans also marks the start of another three-game road trip, this time with a romp through the East. After the Hawks, the Pelicans with face the Pacers and Bul
  • Ingram’s 26 points, five assists pace Pelicans to 114-105 victory over Warriors

    Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images Brandon was marvelous in his injury return Brandon Ingram means so much to the New Orleans Pelicans and everyone sitting inside Smoothie King Center was quickly reminded of that fact on Friday night.
    "YA BOY IS BACK!" pic.twitter.com/RCFIX56fiz— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) November 5, 2022The Pelicans knocked off an unrecognizable but gritty Golden State Warriors squad, 114-105.
    New Orleans was not able to gain any separation from a group miss
  • Brandon Ingram, Herb Jones available for Pelicans matchup against short-handed Warriors

    Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images A golden opportunity for the Pelicans to get back in the win column on the first night of back-to-back The Pelicans are finally catching a break.
    The Warriors, New Orleans’ opponent tonight, are going to rest Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. So the starting lineup will consist of Jordan Poole, Moses Moody, Anthony Lamb, Jonathan Kuminga and Kevon Looney.
    The move is an understandable one. The Warriors are wrapping
  • Pelicans must expect for Warriors to show the heart of a champion

    Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/NBAE via Getty Images Golden State arrives out of sync, but they’ve still got Steph, Klay and Draymond There will be no respite in coming home from a three-game road trip out West that produced a disappointing 1-2 record because the New Orleans Pelicans schedule isn’t set to get any easier.
    The Golden State Warriors are in town tonight, with another trio of games away from the Smoothie King to immediately follow.
    Admittedly, the Warriors are not playing good ba
  • Pelicans blow comeback attempt with late miscues, lose 120-117 to Lakers in OT

    Photo by Harry How/Getty Images A harsh loss, yes, but let’s hope some lessons were learned In the seventh game of the season, the New Orleans Pelicans dropped a very winnable game, losing 120-117 to the Los Angeles Lakers in overtime.
    The first half — especially a miserable second quarter where New Orleans was outscored by a 33-17 margin — was so forgettable, but the close of regulation was simply nails on the chalkboard.
    After forcing LeBron James into a miss on the defensive

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