Rockets Clinch Playoff Spot with Win Over Pelicans

NEW ORLEANS — During a weekend that is dominated by the NCAA Tournament, there was a professional basketball game being played in New Orleans on Sunday night. Two teams on the opposite ends of the playoff picture squared off in the Smoothie King Arena. The Houston Rockets came to town needing just one more win to clinch a playoff appearance for the seventh year in a row. The home town Pelicans, on the other hand, were just hoping to stop a skid of seven losses in their last eight games.

With Anthony Davis in the starting lineup, Pelicans fans were optimistic that their team might be able to slow down MVP Candidate James Harden and the Rockets. Houston started off …

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Pelicans Can’t Knock Off First Place Bucks

The New Orleans Pelicans hosted the Milwaukee Bucks at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Tuesday night. The Pelicans, who currently sit at 12th place in the Western Conference, have had a rough couple of months. Pelicans’ superstar Anthony Davis requested a trade on January 28th and the Pels entered the game with the Bucks on a three-game losing streak.

Despite getting no points from Anthony Davis in the first quarter, the Pels and Bucks ended the quarter tied at 23. By halftime, the Bucks had built a 56-48 lead but the Pelicans were still in striking distance.

The third quarter is where the Bucks pulled away. The Bucks scored 45 to the Pelicans’ 41 to build a …

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Tim Frazier’s Impact Performance Leads to Big Pelicans Victory

On Wednesday night, the Pelicans took on a struggling Washington Wizards team at the Smoothie King Center.  After a four-game losing streak, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was looking to make a change that would spark his team. With injured point guard Elfrid Payton out until January, Gentry inserted former Wizard Tim Frazier into the starting lineup.

Despite the Wizards recent struggles, they had been one of the teams that had contributed to the Pelicans losing streak. An Anthony Davis-less Pelicans team traveled to Washington on November 24th and got handed a 124-114 loss.  On Wednesday night, the Pelicans were determined to come out fast. That’s exactly what they did as they took an early lead versus the Wizards and never

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Pelicans Break Franchise Record for Single Game Points Behind Mirotic’s 36

The Smoothie King Center was back in action on Friday night as a sell-out crowd packed the arena for the New Orleans Pelicans 2018-19 home opener.

 

It was an impressive showing from New Orleanians with Friday night high school football gathering most of Louisiana’s attention and with the Saints in the middle of a probable playoff-bound season.

 

The Pels fans who turned out would not be disappointed.

 

After an impressive win in Houston on Wednesday, the Pelicans came into Friday nights’ game against the Sacramento Kings as 11 point favorites and were hoping to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2011.

 

The Pelicans started off the scorching hot and scored 40 points in the first quarter. Nikola

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Pelicans Silence Questioners with Impressive Win Over Defending Champions

The Pelicans were sick and tired of being asked about their 2014-15 season’s first round exit to the eventual champion Golden State Warriors. Until this season, it had been the first and only playoff appearance for the Pelicans in the Anthony Davis era. It had also been an extremely quick exit as the Pelicans were swept by the Warriors. The most crushing loss of that series came in overtime of Game 3 after the Pelicans had held a 20 point lead heading into the 4th quarter. Despite their irritation, the Pelicans could not escape questions about that series that they so greatly wished to forget.

The first wave of questions came when the Pelicans made the Playoffs this season. It

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