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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Wizards Playing Entitled With No Shot at Title

When a team goes to the Eastern Conference Semifinals, you expect them to come in the next year motivated and hungry to take the next step. That’s exactly how things looked to play out as the Wizards started the year going 3-0 and they beat up on rising Philadelphia, a Pistons team that has proven to be legit good the first 3 weeks this year, and a Denver squad that had all the makings of a deep playoff run after the addition of Paul Millsap. Since then, it has been terrible loss after terrible loss to the dregs of the NBA. Sure, they’ve mixed in a couple of solid wins against the Knicks and Raptors, but in losing 5 of …

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Kyrie Irving Bombshell Adds to Eastern Conference Dysfunction

Kyrie Irving Bombshell Adds to Eastern Conference Dysfunction

As Wizards fans have come to expect, the NBA offseason is a time of chaos and dysfunction. Usually however, that involves Ernie Grunfeld paying Ian Mahinmi $64 million or Andrew Nicholson $26 million and then giving the Brooklyn Nets a first-round pick just to get rid of Nicholson’s contract. Instead, this summer has been about playoff teams imploding in the East. First, Jimmy Butler was traded for pennies on the dollar even with 2 years remaining on his contract. The best player the Bulls received is one coming of a torn ACL just last February.

Atlanta paid Charlotte to take on Dwight Howard, literally moving down in the draft to rid themselves …

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Bounced Checks – The fall of Lonzo Ball

The NBA summer league is in full swing and most of the brightest young stars are showcasing their talent.  The number two overall pick in last months draft hasn’t really shown us anything yet.  High expectations have been set for the former UCLA Bruin, Lonzo Ball hopes that his versatile type of play can somehow translate over to the NBA this coming year.  Way before he was drafted though, the Ball name was dominating the headlines.  Unfortunately for him, it has nothing to do with him or his talent.  His father, arguably the most outwardly spoken parent on the planet has wrote a few checks that he hopes his son can cash.

Lonzo has played in two summer league games …

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