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Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesNew Orleans’ defense gave them a chance, but a few important misses combined with ATL’s Collins and Capela gobbling up boards proved too much to overcome Let’s start at the end first: after a game-long...
Dale Zanine-USA TODAY SportsPelicans face a great challenge in the Hawks tonight The New Orleans Pelicans will battle the Atlanta Hawks, the Eastern Conference finalists from a year ago. Josh Hart (right quadriceps tendinosis) and Zion Williamson (right foot...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesHerbert Jones is quickly making a name for himself. But when a bucket is needed, Brandon Ingram’s the guy. The New Orleans Pelicans will look to build off Monday’s convincing 107-98 victory over the Timberwolves...
Ingram attempts to summon ball with Force | Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY SportsThe pair combined for 49 points and 32 rebounds in the team’s first win of the season! The temperature in Minneapolis sat in the mid-forties during the game,...
Photo by David Berding/Getty ImagesUnfamiliarity is likely the main culprit The Pelicans are turning the ball over approximately on 20% of their possessions. But so too are the Pistons, the Rockets and — surprisingly — the Nuggets. However, Denver...
Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty ImagesBrandon Ingram putting up numbers, but team still needs first win of season Yeah, it’s the Timberwolves again. After losing to Minnesota 96-89 on Saturday night, the Pelicans again take on their northerly...
Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty ImagesHowever, the positives were numerous, so a win could soon be in store Looking up at an 0-3 record to start a campaign should inspire zero confidence, but I’m strangely upbeat about these...
Photo by David Berding/Getty ImagesThe New Orleans reserves have been outscored 80-43 by their counterparts through two games! There’s a strong belief that Minnesota is going to pose a bigger threat in the West this season, with Karl-Anthony Towns...
Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY SportsIf New Orleans is to leave Minnesota victorious, they’ll first have to master what they can control The New Orleans Pelicans face off against the Minnesota Timberwolves Saturday and will be looking for their first win...
David Banks-USA TODAY SportsBrandon Ingram’s line of 26/8/8 not nearly enough as Lonzo Ball posts a triple-double versus his old team It’s going to be a rough start for the New Orleans Pelicans. New Orleans fell to 0-2 on...
Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty ImagesHead coach Willie Green aiming for more defense against Chicago With Josh Hart unavailable for Friday’s game against the Chicago Bulls, Herbert Jones will be in the New Orleans Pelicans starting lineup, alongside Devonte’ Graham,...
Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY SportsTe’ vs Zo, who you got? The Pelicans need a win. Not when Zion comes back, not before the All-Star break, not in 2023. Like, Friday. They need to win FRIDAY. Sure, every team wants an...
Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty ImagesAfter a hard-fought three quarters, things got away from New Orleans in the fourth The New Orleans Pelicans fell by a final score of 117-97 to the Philadelphia 76ers on opening night, as...
Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via Getty ImagesIt’s the 2021-22 opener. Let’s geaux! The New Orleans Pelicans will tip-off against the Philadelphia Sixers in a few minutes time, and we’re finally in the know regarding the starting lineup. It’s...
New Orleans locks in a versatile offensive center for less money than Steven Adams was paid a year ago The New Orleans Pelicans and Jonas Valanciunas came to terms on a new contract extension today, agreeing to pay the...