Perfect Paul, top-seeded Suns finish off Pelicans in Game 6
Chris Paul went 14 for 14 in the best shooting night in NBA playoff history, Devin Booker returned from a hamstring injury to hit a late 3-pointer and the Phoenix Suns beat the New Orleans Pelicans 115-109 on Thursday night to finish off the first-round series in six games.
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers predictions: Paul George Missing for Clippers in NBA Play-in Tournament game on Friday night
The Western Conference playoff lineup will be set when the Play-in Tournament wraps up on Friday night with a battle between the New Orleans Pelicans and Los Angeles Clippers. Click Here: Bet $5+ on the NBA Playoffs and get $150 in free bets instantly on BetMGM SportsbookNew Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers OddsThe Pelicans are -1 road favorites against the Clippers. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Pelicans -1 (-110)So far, all four home teams have won in the Play-in Tournament, which suggests that the Pelicans have a tough test on their hands for Friday night. Los Angeles is 24-27 without George this season compared to 19-13 when he is on the court. New Orleans Pelicans vs. Los Angeles Clippers Prediction: Under 216 (-110)Home teams winning play-in games is not the only trend that has developed so far.mlive.com
San Antonio Spurs vs. New Orleans Pelicans: Player props, best bets for Wednesday’s NBA play-in tournament game
The New Orleans Pelicans will host the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday for the No. Sign up, make a deposit, and bet $10 on the moneyline for the Spurs or Pelicans. Spurs vs Pelicans point spread best bet: Pelicans -5.5 (-110)Oddsmakers have the Pelicans as a 5.5-point favorite, with the game total set at 227. San Antonio has been giving big minutes recently to Josh Primo, who is 19 and the youngest player in the entire league. Since getting traded to New Orleans, McCollum has easily put up the best assist numbers of his career.mlive.com
Ja Morant returns to help Grizzlies rout Pelicans, 141-114
Ja Morant had 21 points and nine assists in his return from soreness in his right knee, Dillon Brooks scored 23 points and the Memphis Grizzlies routed the New Orleans Pelicans 141-114 on Saturday night to tie the 2012-13 franchise record for victories in a season at 56.
McCollum continues scoring spree, Pelicans top Suns 117-102
McCollum continued his scorching start with his new team by scoring 32 points, Ingram added 28 and the Pelicans earned an impressive road win over the Phoenix Suns, 117-102 on Friday night. “We're just starting to figure it out,” Pelicans coach Willie Green said about the McCollum-Ingram pairing.news.yahoo.com
Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (2/3/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch
The Detroit Pistons are coming off a disappointing loss at the hands of the New Orleans Pelicans, and now look to bounce back in a Thursday night clash with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night. The Pistons were looking good against the Pelicans on Tuesday night, coming out of the gate strong, leading by eight at halftime. Watch the Detroit Pistons on DirecTV StreamIn his first game back from injury, Jerami Grant put up 17 points for the Pistons, with another 18 coming from Cory Joseph. Coming into Thursday night, Minnesota sits seventh in the Western Conference with a 26-25 record. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Minnesota Timberwolves (26-25) vs. Detroit Pistons (12-38)When: Thursday, February 3Time: 7:00 p.m.mlive.com
Pistons blow 15-point lead to Pelicans, fall 111-101
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons got out to a strong start but the New Orleans Pelicans threatened all throughout the night. Then with Cory Joseph dribbled into the paint before pulling up to score a shot from midrange to stop the Pistons’ scoring drought. But Jonas Valanciunas hit a hook shot then a midrange jumper to stretch the Pelicans lead to 101-95 with 3:39 remaining in the game. Detroit sent New Orleans to the line 28 times where they made 25 of them maintain a hold on a 10-point lead. The Pistons scored just 14 points in the fourth quarter as the Pelicans completed a 21-8 run that began in the opening minutes of the frame.mlive.com
New Orleans Pelicans vs. Detroit Pistons - NBA (2/1/22) | Tip-Off, How to Watch
The Detroit Pistons put themselves back on the winnig side of things after a solid performance against a divisional rival, and will now look to make it two in-a-row when they host the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Watch the Detroit Pistons on DirecTV StreamBey led the floor with 31 points, while both Cunningham and Isaiah Stewart each posted double-doubles, with Cunningham posting his second triple-double of the season. These two teams met in the Big Wasy back in mid-December, with the Pelicans pulling out a 109-93 win over Detroit. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: New Orleans Pelicans (18-31) vs. Detroit Pistons (12-37)When: Tuesday, February 1Time: 7:00 p.m. ETWhere: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit, Mich.)Channel: Bally Sports DetroitStream: DirecTV StreamCheck out the NBA standings and results on NBA.commlive.com
Pistons collapse in third quarter, fall to Pelicans 109-93
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Brandon Ingram scored 26 points and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated Detroit 109-93 on Friday night, extending the Pistons’ losing streak to 11 games. Jonas Valanciunas had 17 points and 11 rebounds for New Orleans, which trailed by as many as 15 points in the second quarter but led by as many as 27 in the second half. But Ingram scored 11 of his 24 first-half points in the final 4:38 of the second quarter, including his 3 while being fouled by Saddiq Bey for a 4-point play. TIP-INSPistons: Diallo and Jeremi Grant each scored 11 points ... Pistons reserves combined for 46 points. Pelicans: Jones scored 10 points for New Orleans while Graham and Garrett Temple each scored nine on three 3-pointers apiece.mlive.com
Detroit Pistons vs. New Orleans Pelicans - NBA (12/10/21) | How to Watch, Start Time
Through they played hard in an overtime thriller on Wednesday night, the Detroit Pistons’ losing streak continues. They will try and break the trend, again, when they hit the road to the Big Easy for a meeting with the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Grant finished the game leading the whole floor with 28 points, while Cunningham had another solid outing, scoring 21 points. Without former standout prospect Zion Williamson in the fold, New Orleans has relied on Brandon Ingram to carry the offense. Check out more stories about the Detroit Pistons here on MLiveWhat: NBA BasketballWho: Detroit Pistons (4-20) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (7-20)When: Friday, December 10Time: 8:00 p.m.mlive.com
How to Watch the New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State Warriors (5/14/21) -- NBA | Channel, Stream, Time
The NBA season is winding down, and two teams with differing stories will meet the California Bay Area Friday night, as the Golden State Warriors get set to host the New Orleans Pelicans. Yet, Golden State looks to build momentum heading into the postseason. The Pelicans limp their way towards the end of the season, as they are going to be without stars Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball against Golden State. Williamson was injured in the Pelicans’ win last week against the Warriors. What: NBA BasketballWho: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Golden State WarriorsWhen: Friday, May 14Time: 9:30 PM ETWhere: Chase Center (San Francisco, Calif.)Channel: ESPNStream: FuboTV (7-day free trial)mlive.com
AP source: LaMarcus Aldridge to sign with Brooklyn Nets
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Bledsoe (5) is blocked by San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) as he tries to score during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)NEW YORK – LaMarcus Aldridge plans to sign with the Brooklyn Nets for the remainder of the season, a person with knowledge of the details said Saturday. After reaching a buyout agreement with the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday, the veteran forward quickly became a coveted free agent for contending teams. He decided to become the latest big name on the Brooklyn roster, the person told The Associated Press. He was an All-Star in three of his seasons in San Antonio.
Ingram, Williamson pace Pelicans in 128-111 win over Lakers
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – Brandon Ingram scored a season-high 36 points, Zion Williamson had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Los Angeles Lakers 128-111 on Tuesday night. Ingram helped keep the Pelicans comfortably in front with 17 points in the third quarter, showcasing his mid-range repertoire of pull-ups, fades and turnaround jumpers. Pelicans guard Josh Hart — like Ingram an ex-Laker who was part of the trade that sent Anthony Davis to Los Angeles — grabbed 15 rebounds to go with five steals. ... Steven Adams had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Some New Orleans Pelicans players receive COVID-19 vaccine
Some members of the New Orleans Pelicans received the COVID-19 vaccine over the weekend, making them the first NBA team to publicly acknowledge they've had players who got the shot. "The Pelicans support the state's vital efforts to encourage everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, as large-scale vaccination of our community is the best way to keep everyone safe and to end the COVID-19 pandemic," the team said in a statement to CBS News. "I got the first Covid vaccine shot yesterday. I got the first Covid vaccine shot yesterday. #vaccine — Nicolò Melli (@NikMelli) March 14, 2021NBA commissioner Adam Silver said on March 6 that the league won't require players to get the COVID-19 vaccine, but he believes most will anyway.cbsnews.com
Pelicans say some players, staff received COVID-19 vaccine
They are the first NBA team to acknowledge a widescale receipt of the vaccine by members of a club. “In my opinion, the more people we can encourage to get vaccinated, the better off all of us are going to be," Van Gundy said. AdMany of the Pelicans’ players fall into that category, despite being NBA players and elite athletes. The NBA has been holding Zoom calls with teams for the past several weeks, educating players and staffers on the vaccine. “We need to understand where that comes from,” Van Gundy said.
Popovich announces Aldridge will be moving on from Spurs
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Bledsoe (5) is blocked by San Antonio Spurs center LaMarcus Aldridge (12) as he tries to score during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)DALLAS – LaMarcus Aldridge has played his final game for the San Antonio Spurs, with coach Gregg Popovich announcing Wednesday night that the team and the seven-time All-Star have mutually agreed to seek opportunities for him elsewhere. The Spurs will try to trade Aldridge before the March 25 deadline. “LaMarcus is not with the team," Popovich said before the Spurs played the Dallas Mavericks. The 35-year-old Aldridge was in his sixth season with the Spurs after playing his first nine NBA seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers.
Rock 'n' roll's big night comes to Cleveland — in fall
FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2020, file photo, images of Kobe Bryant are displayed as fans enter Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for an NBA basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the New Orleans Pelicans in Cleveland. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday, March 2, 2021, that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)CLEVELAND – The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced Tuesday that the 2021 induction ceremony will take place at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland on October 30. President and CEO Greg Harris said the ceremony's move to the fall will likely stick, going forward, news outlets reported. Last year’s ceremony was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, and eventually replaced with an HBO special honoring the inductees.
Williamson pushes Pelicans past NBA-leading Jazz, 129-124
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) goes to the basket over Utah Jazz forward Georges Niang, left, and center Rudy Gobert, right, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Monday, March 1, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS – Zion Williamson had 26 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off a late Utah charge to beat the NBA-leading Jazz 129-124 on Monday night. Williamson scored 15 points and added a pair of assists in the quarter. ... Utah had its highest scoring second quarter of the season with 41 points ... Utah shot 45.5% (46 of 101), including 17 of 43 from 3-point range. Pelicans: Hart scored 13 points to go with seven rebounds.
Pistons split season with Pelicans as they wrap road trip with a loss
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson scored 32 points in his first game since being named a first-time All-Star, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 128-118 on Wednesday night. Steven Adams scored 14 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in his first action since missing two games with a sore right ankle. He had seven points and three assists in 24 minutes, missing six of seven 3-point attempts. Pelicans: Josh Hart led Pelicans reserves with 11 points in x minutes. The Pelicans outscored Detroit 74-60 in the paint and outscored the Pistons 26-13 on fast breaks.mlive.com
The Latest: Big West hoops tournaments banning spectators
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster, File)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Big West Conference will hold its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments without spectators, including family and guests of the teams. The Big West’s board of directors decided to start the season without fans in attendance. AdPelicans officials say they are hoping to allow as many as 4,000 fans per game later this season. The Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers have been permitted to have a limited number of fans at games during the pandemic. AdThe governor said about 1,700 to 1,800 fans should be allowed to attend Devils games under the new rules.
Doncic, Williamson hit career highs as Mavs top Pels 143-130
Doncic scored a career-high 46 points, Kristaps Porzingis added 36 and the Mavericks overcame Williamson's career-best 36 points in a 143-130 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. The Mavericks matched their season best with a fourth consecutive victory and beat the Pelicans for the fifth straight time. The Pelicans gave up a franchise-record 25 3-pointers for the second consecutive game. Mavericks: Dallas finished above 50% shooting for the third consecutive game while improving to 7-0 when scoring at least 120 points. AdMORE HISTORY FOR DONCICDoncic tied a franchise record shared by Mark Aguirre (1983-84) and Dirk Nowitzki (2005-06) with his 13th consecutive game of at least 25 points.
LaVine scores 46 points, Bulls hit 25 3s to beat Pelicans
Chicago Bulls' Zach LaVine dunks past New Orleans Pelicans' Lonzo Ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO – Zach LaVine scored a season-high 46 points, hitting nine of Chicago's franchise-record 25 3-pointers, and the Bulls cooled off the New Orleans Pelicans with a 129-116 victory Wednesday night. Coby White made eight 3s and scored 30 points in an impressive show by Chicago's starting backcourt. Led by LaVine and White, the Bulls went 25 for 47 from beyond the arc and shot 59% (48 for 81) overall. Zion Williamson had 29 points for New Orleans, and Brandon Ingram finished with 21 points on 6-for-19 shooting.
AP sources: USA Basketball eyeing 60 players in Olympic pool
New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) shoots as Utah Jazz center Derrick Favors (15) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)MIAMI – USA Basketball is casting a wider-than-usual net in its roster selection for this summer's rescheduled Tokyo Olympics, two people with knowledge of the situation said Saturday. The additions mean at least 60 players could be on the player-pool list that will be released by USA Basketball in the coming weeks. ESPN first reported that USA Basketball has sent approximately 60 invitations to be part of the player pool. USA Basketball is planning a training camp and exhibition games.
Mitchell helps Jazz beat Pelicans for 7th straight win
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) blocks the shot of New Orleans Pelicans guard Josh Hart (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell scored a season-high 36 points, and the Utah Jazz rallied to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 129-118 on Thursday night for their seventh straight win. Utah shot 50% (44 for 88) from the field it made 50.6% of its shots during a 118-102 victory over New Orleans on Tuesday night. Mike Conley scored 20 points and Jordan Clarkson had 19 for Utah, which has the longest active win streak in the NBA. Eric Bledsoe made a jumper to make it 78-75 Pelicans right before the Jazz took over.
Mitchell scores 28, Jazz beat Pelicans 118-102
Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell, left, goes to the basket as New Orleans Pelicans guard Nickeil Alexander-Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY – Donovan Mitchell had 28 points and seven rebounds, and the Utah Jazz beat the New Orleans Pelicans 118-102 on Tuesday night for their sixth straight victory. Ball finished with seven points, four assists, and three steals. … New Orleans scored 22 points off 14 Jazz turnovers. … Derrick Favors had nine points and seven rebounds in his first game against the Pelicans after spending last season in New Orleans.
76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble NBA
(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols. The 76ers played in Memphis on Saturday night, losing 106-104 in a game where Valanciunas played 20 minutes. He was pulled at halftime of Memphis’ game against Brooklyn on Jan. 8 because of some sort of virus-related issue, but was back on the court for the Grizzlies’ next game Jan. 11 against Cleveland. Minnesota, which had a game Friday called off after Karl-Anthony Towns revealed he tested positive, is scheduled to play Monday in Atlanta. Cleveland’s game in Washington on Sunday also was called off, as was the planned rematch between the clubs on Monday.
2 NBA games postponed as league considers update to health protocols
The NBA postponed two more games Monday citing the league's COVID-19 health and safety protocols. Tonight's matchup between the New Orleans Pelicans and Dallas Mavericks and tomorrow's game between the Boston Celtics and Chicago Bulls have been postponed, the league said in a statement. League officials will discuss modifying the league's safety protocols with the player's union on Monday. If players test positive, the teams' training centers must also close. Four of 498 players have tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced last week.cbsnews.com
Practice time will be in short supply in NBA this season
Miami Heat head coach Erik Spoelstra watches during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)The Miami Heat just wrapped up two consecutive days of practice, which is significant for this reason: It might not happen again for a while. Practice time is something that will be in short supply around the NBA this season; teams are basically playing every other day, and that — along with travel and mandated days off — realistically leaves time for no more than two practices per week. “I think you need to adjust and at least we’re all on an even playing field, so it’s all relative,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. Every team in the NBA will have similar practice quandaries, which comes with the territory of having plenty of four-game weeks.
Spoelstra stays perfect on Christmas, Heat beat Pels 111-98
New Orleans Pelicans guard Eric Bledsoe (5) dribbles against Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joel Auerbach)MIAMI – Erik Spoelstra remained perfect on Christmas, and a record-tying show from Duncan Robinson helped him stay that way. Robinson made seven 3-pointers — tying the Christmas single-game mark — and scored 23 points, helping the Heat beat the New Orleans Pelicans 111-98 to start the NBA’s holiday quintupleheader Friday. Goran Dragic scored 18 points, Bam Adebayo had 17 and Avery Bradley finished with 12 for Miami, and Spoelstra improved his Christmas record as Heat coach to 8-0. COMING HOMEVeteran ref John Goble was crew chief and got to be home for Christmas; he’s a Miami native.
Pelicans' Van Gundy talks teaching, commitment to defense
Van Gundy agreed to a four-year contract, according to one of the people who spoke Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. Van Gundy has a track record of bridging that gap between knowledge and talent with younger players in his previous coaching stops. “There is a lot of teaching to do to bring these guys along,” Van Gundy said Tuesday during a formal introduction via video conference because of the coronavirus pandemic. In the Pelicans, Van Gundy said, he saw ownership that had won a championship in a major professional sport, even if it was the NFL. Van Gundy called Williamson and Ingram “two of the most unique young guys in the entire league.”“There's just a lot to build around there,” he added.
Stan Van Gundy agrees to become New Orleans Pelicans' coach
Two people with knowledge of the situation say Stan Van Gundy has agreed to become the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, where hell get the chance to work with No. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)Stan Van Gundy announced Wednesday that he is headed to the New Orleans Pelicans, where he'll take over a promising team that includes No. Van Gundy said on his Twitter account that he was “excited" and thanked Pelicans owner Gayle Benson and others for the opportunity. “I’m excited to join a talented New Orleans Pelicans team," Van Gundy wrote. In New Orleans, Van Gundy will replace Alvin Gentry, who was let go after the Pelicans missed this season’s playoffs.
2020 NBA Draft Lottery: Detroit Pistons slide to No. 7 pick
DETROIT The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery was on Thursday night -- and the Detroit Pistons had a shot at the top pick. 7 overall pick in the NBA Draft Lottery, sliding down two picks from where they started in the lottery. The Pistons havent had many top-five draft picks in the teams history. In fact, the Pistons havent had a top-five pick since 2003, when they drafted Darko Milicic. The 2020 NBA Draft is currently scheduled to take place on Oct. 16, but things are fluid due to coronavirus.
Detroit Pistons in NBA Draft Lottery: Whatre the odds?
DETROIT The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery is on Thursday night -- and the Detroit Pistons have a shot at the top pick. The Pistons havent had many top-three draft picks in the teams history. The 2020 NBA Draft Lottery will be held on Thursday, August 20 at 8:30 ET (ESPN). The 37th annual NBA Draft Lottery will determine the order of selection for the first 14 picks of the 2020 NBA Draft. Drawings will be conducted to determine the first four picks in the NBA Draft.
Derrick Rose Last Second Jumper Grounds Pelicans 105-103
Rose hit a 14-foot jumper in the lane with 0.3 seconds left and scored 17 of his team-high 21 points in the fourth quarter to lift the Detroit Pistons over the skidding New Orleans Pelicans 105-103 on Monday night. I know overall where Im at as a player and as a person, and I believe in myself, Rose added. Rose drove into the lane, spun to the right and hit his jumper over Holidays outstretched arms. The Pelicans missed their first 10 3-point attempts in the third quarter and Detroit erased a six-point deficit to take a 67-61 lead. Pelicans: Play at Milwaukee on Wednesday night.detroit.cbslocal.com