Leonard’s 31 lead Raptors past Pelicans, 127-104
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kawhi Leonard was bound to have a big night.
New Orleans was without its best on-the-ball defender in Jrue Holiday and best rim protector in Anthony Davis. Those absences...
Pelicans: Moore reinjured quad, out at least a week
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say guard E'Twaun Moore will be sidelined at least a week after reinjuring his left quadriceps.
Pelicans’ Holiday diagnosed with abdominal strain
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a lower abdominal strain that is expected to sideline him at least a week.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even with Anthony Davis on the bench, New Orleans refused to give up.
After trailing most of the way Monday night, the Pelicans pushed the pace and clamped down on...
Holiday scores 29, Pelicans beat Nuggets 120-112
DENVER (AP) — After falling into a big deficit in the first half, the New Orleans Pelicans had to play their way out of their early struggles.
Randle scores 22, Pelicans beat Suns 130-116
PHOENIX (AP) — Whatever New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said to Julius Randle at halftime worked.
Randle scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter, leading the Pelicans to...
Holiday, Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push, 128-115
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The boos showering the court when LeBron James handled the basketball left little doubt that fans in New Orleans suspect the Lakers star had something to do with why the...
Pelicans lose Davis, beat Thunder 131-122
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis grimaced and didn't move his left arm as he walked off the court at halftime.
Whether those were Davis' final moments in a Pelicans uniform — or whether he even plays in this weekend's All-Star Game — remains to be seen.
Pelicans balancing Davis’ playing time with future concerns
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Even with one foot out the door, Anthony Davis is showing he can still produce prolific statistics for the New Orleans Pelicans.
He only needed 25 minutes to score 32-points in his first game for New Orleans since requesting a trade nearly two weeks ago. Davis also had nine rebounds and three blocks in a 122-117 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night.
Okafor helps short-handed Pelicans beat Rockets 121-116
HOUSTON (AP) — If the drama between Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans is frustrating his teammates, it didn't show in their return to the court Tuesday night.
Balanced Pelicans easily top Grizzlies without injured Davis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jahlil Okafor stepped into the starting lineup for the injured Anthony Davis and had his best game of the season.
Okafor scored a season-high 20 points, matched a season best with 10 rebounds and added two blocks to help the balanced New Orleans Pelicans beat the reeling Memphis Grizzlies 105-85 on Monday.
The Pelicans played their first game since announcing Davis would miss 1-2 weeks with a left index finger sprain. Okafor filled in nicely.
Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 128-112 win over Pelicans
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Giving up 20 points in a quarter to a reserve forward may have been just the thing to let New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry air his many grievances with his team's defense.
Damian Lillard scored 22 points and eight assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 128-112 win over the Pelicans on Friday night.
CJ McCollum and reserve forward Jake Layman each had 20 points for Portland. Layman got all his scoring in the second quarter.
Pelicans send Cavaliers to 9th straight loss, 133-98
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew hoped a team meeting following a blowout loss a night earlier would move his struggling team in a positive direction.
Instead, Cleveland's ninth straight loss was its most lopsided of the season.
Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle both scored 22 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Cavaliers 133-98 on Saturday.
Randle, Miller lead Pelicans past Wolves, 123-114
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It would seem the last thing the struggling Pelicans needed was to find out shortly before tip-off that perennial All-Star Anthony Davis was too sick to play.
But with Elfrid Payton returning to the lineup, they not only managed to stay competitive with Minnesota, but also kicked a recent habit of wilting in crunch time.
Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Doncic, Mavs 114-112
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
Davis, Pelicans hold off Doncic-led Mavs 114-112
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle called it "breathtaking."
Anthony Davis called it just another day at the office, admittedly with a few extra deep breaths.
Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
James gets triple-double as Lakers beat Pelicans 112-104
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 22 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.
James got his third triple-double with the Lakers and No. 76 for his career, helping Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive home win. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points, and Ivica Zubac set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Davis’ 44 points, 18 rebounds, helps Pelicans top Thunder
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up.
His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn't ready to plead for more rest yet.
Davis scored 44 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night.
Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis.
The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough.
Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin and missed the rest of the first half.
Davis, Holiday lead Pelicans past Wizards 125-104
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis gave the Pelicans' latest lineup tweak a ringing endorsement.
Davis had 28 points and 15 rebounds as New Orleans stemmed a four-game slide with an up-tempo 125-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry adjusted his starting five by inserting Tim Frazier at point guard and moving Jrue Holiday to shooting guard, where he could focus more on finding his shot than running the offense.
Knicks beat Pelicans, win consecutive games for first time
NEW YORK (AP) — The young Knicks played with poise down the stretch.
Emmanuel Mudiay scored a season-high 27 points, rookie Allonzo Trier had a career-high 25 and New York rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 114-109 on Friday night.
An undrafted free agent from Arizona, Trier hit two free throws to put the Knicks ahead 104-103, a lead they never relinquished in winning consecutive games for the first time this season.
Davis scores 40, leads the Pelicans past the Nuggets 125-115
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 10 field goals for New Orleans against Denver on Saturday night. That's not a bad total, but it doesn't begin to tell the whole story about how he carried the Pelicans.
Davis added 20-for-21 shooting from the free throw line and finished with 40 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Pelicans defeated the Nuggets 125-115 Saturday night.
Davis' performance on Saturday followed a 43-point effort a night earlier in a win over New York.
Davis, Randle double-doubles leads Pelicans past Suns 119-99
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans put together the winning streak they needed.
After losing six straight while All-Star forward Anthony Davis struggled with a strained elbow, the Pelicans won their second straight Saturday night, defeating the Phoenix Suns 119-99.
Holiday’s late jumper lifts Pelicans past Nets, 117-115
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jrue Holiday and Anthony Davis demonstrated what a decisive, composed and efficient tandem they can be when an opponent suffers a last-minute lapse.
Holiday highlighted a 26-point performance with a pull-up jumper near the foul line with 2 seconds left, Davis stole Brooklyn's last-gasp inbound pass, and the New Orleans Pelicans remained unbeaten by scoring nine straight over the last 1:49 in a 117-115 victory over the Nets on Friday night.
Mirotic, Davis push Pelicans past Kings, 149-129
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Anthony Davis wasn't soaring to the rim to slam down alley-oop lobs, Nikola Mirotic was burying a barrage of 3s that had the crowd chanting his name.
By the end of the night, the New Orleans Pelicans were getting a standing ovation for their highest single-game point total in franchise history.
The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free-agent guard Elfrid Payton and re-signed guard Ian Clark.
New Orleans announced the roster moves Monday along with the formal signing of former Lakers forward Julius Randle, who agreed last week to a two-year contract worth about $18 million. Payton and Clark each have signed for one year.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolf Jimmy Butler has been named to the 2017-18 NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
The NBA announced the selections Wednesday. It's the fourth such honor in Butler's career. The guard/forward earned second team honors in 2014, 2015 and 2016 with the Chicago Bulls.
Butler finished his first season with Minnesota, his seventh in the NBA, with a career-high 1.97 steals per game, fourth best in the league.
Warriors and Rockets take 3-1 series leads
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds as Golden State soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
The Warriors responded to their 19-point loss in Game 3 with a resounding effort that produced a wire-to-wire win with leads as large as 26 points.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry came off the bench to score 28 points in a triumphant return from a knee injury and nearly six weeks off, and the Golden State Warriors held off Anthony Davis and the pesky New Orleans Pelicans for a 121-116 win Tuesday night to go ahead 2-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.
Pelicans-Warriors preview capsule
Capsule for the New Orleans Pelicans-Golden State Warriors second-round NBA playoff series that starts Saturday:
No. 2 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (58-24, 4-1) vs. No. 6 NEW ORLEANS PELICANS (48-34, 4-0)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If it looks like the normally low-key Jrue Holiday has been having the time of his life in the NBA playoffs — from interacting with fans after big shots to, in one instance, mocking an opponent who'd been dunked on — the Pelicans' guard offers an explanation.
"I'm in a really good place. Everything in my life is pretty good — family, basketball, financially," Holiday began after practice this week, as the Pelicans prepared for a second-round playoff match-up with Golden State.