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Chuck Cook-USA TODAY SportsA 15-21 first half record leaves more questions than answers The New Orleans Pelicans came into their final game before the All-Star break looking to shed an ugly stretch with a victory over the Miami Heat....
Photo by Chris Schwegler/NBAE via Getty ImagesBam Adebayo is out for Miami Zion Williamson, who was listed as doubtful to play with right fifth toe irritation, has been ruled out of tonight’s contest between the Pelicans and Heat. Josh...
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY SportsCan New Orleans get to the All-Star break with a win? The Pelicans wrap up the first half of their schedule tonight, hosting the defending Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat for their second game of the...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesSame story, different day Stop me if you’ve heard this one… The New Orleans Pelicans fall behind early in a winnable game, make a late push, but ultimately come up short. Pelicans...
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsAnd ICYMI, Nicolo Melli is one hilarious dude! Ahead of the New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago Bulls matchup Wednesday evening, Zion Williamson and Nickeil Alexander-Walker were named NBA Rising Stars earlier today, joining Ja Morant,...
Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesIf the playoffs are a goal, New Orleans needs to start performing better against the bottom half of the league According to the NBA Sagarin rankings, the Pelicans have seven wins against 11 losses versus...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesNot even Rudy Gobert and the mighty Utah defense could slow the Zion-led attack Entering tonight's contest against the Jazz, shutting down a historically-great perimeter offense was high on the Pelicans’ agenda....
Photo by Melissa Majchrzak/NBAE via Getty ImagesCan the Pelicans avoid a season sweep? The New Orleans Pelicans couldn’t have a bigger test tonight. The Utah Jazz are dominating opponents on both ends of the floor, proving to the rest...
Jeffrey Swinger-USA TODAY SportsThe odds of victory are slim, but the game plan isn’t a mystery The New Orleans Pelicans will be hosting the best team in basketball Monday night and they’ve already been soundly defeated twice by this...
Photos by Logan Riely/NBAE via Getty ImagesWhile failing to score efficiently during the last six minutes of regulation was a culprit, the biggest problem remains a horribly porous defense The most frustrating aspect of the New Orleans Pelicans season...
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesNew Orleans has struggled beating subpar rosters this season. That hopefully changes tonight. The New Orleans Pelicans have an important matchup today against the San Antonio Spurs and they’ll be catching their division rival without...
Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty ImagesChalk up another teaching moment for the young squad Welp, this conclusion should feel all too familiar for fans — a tough loss ending in such underwhelming fashion. Before the final buzzer sounded in Milwaukee,...
Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty ImagesNew Orleans looking to sweep the season series! According to Mike Budenholzer in pregame, Jrue Holiday (health and safety protocols) will not suit up for the Milwaukee Bucks in their matchup with the New Orleans...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesNew Orleans won round one by beating Milwaukee 131-126. Can they sweep the season series? After beating the Pistons 128-118 last night, the New Orleans Pelicans (14-17) will take the court once...
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY SportsThe supporting cast was good too, but the defense didn’t tighten the screws until the second half. For the second game in a row, the New Orleans Pelicans found their mojo down the stretch to overcome...