Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

Sports 05/22/19, 19:33

Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team.Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday.Gobert finished with 97 first-team points and 196 points, giving the Utah ...

Pelicans, Davis enter offseason with major changes looming

Basketball 04/10/19, 13:50

A grinning Anthony Davis emerged from the Pelicans' weight room holding one of his white No. 23 game jerseys and tossed it over the shoulder of guard Jrue Holiday, mumbling, "so you won't forget about me," as he walked away.While Davis made his share of good memories during seven seasons ...

Young records 24th double-double, Hawks top Pelicans 130-120

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:50

Rookie Trae Young had 33 points and 12 assists for his 24th double-double of the season, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-120 Tuesday night.Young finished 12 of 24 from the field, including 5 of 12 from 3-point range, and had one turnover in 31 minutes.DeAndre' Bembry ...

Leonard’s 31 lead Raptors past Pelicans, 127-104

Basketball 03/08/19, 23:45

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 gave Leonard an opportunity to use the Pelicans' up-tempo pace against them by going strong to the basket early and often.Leonard scored ...

Pelicans: Moore reinjured quad, out at least a week

Basketball 03/08/19, 17:42

The New Orleans Pelicans say guard E'Twaun Moore will be sidelined at least a week after reinjuring his left quadriceps.The Pelicans, who announced Moore's condition before Friday night's game against Toronto, say Moore's recurrent contusion occurred during Wednesday night's 114-104 loss to Toronto.The club says the injury was confirmed after ...

Favors, Gobert push Jazz past Pelicans 114-104

Basketball 03/06/19, 22:46

Derrick Favors scored 25 points, Rudy Gobert added 22 points and 13 rebounds, and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 114-104 on Wednesday night.Donovan Mitchell had 22 points, and Joe Ingles had 10 points and 10 assists for the Jazz, who won for the second time in New ...

Randle and Holiday rally Pelicans to 115-112 win over Jazz

Basketball 03/04/19, 23:52

Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle each scored 30 points to rally the New Orleans Pelicans past the Utah Jazz 115-112 on Monday night.Anthony Davis had 15 points and 11 rebounds in three quarters for the Pelicans. Davis didn't play in the fourth, but New Orleans still won its third straight ...

Holiday scores 29, Pelicans beat Nuggets 120-112

Basketball 03/03/19, 00:04

Jrue Holiday scored 29 points, Julius Randle had 28 and the New Orleans Pelicans rallied from 19 points down in the first half to beat the Denver Nuggets 120-112 on Saturday night.Frank Jackson added 16 points for the Pelicans, who were without Anthony Davis (rest) and E'Twaun Moore (thigh).Nikola Jokic ...

Randle scores 22, Pelicans beat Suns 130-116

Basketball 03/01/19, 23:36

Julius Randle scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter, leading the New Orleans Pelicans to a 130-116 win over the Phoenix Suns on Friday night.Jrue Holiday scored 21 points, E'Twaun Moore added 20 and Anthony Davis, on a team-imposed playing-time restriction, had 17 points and eight rebounds ...

LeBron’s 33 send Lakers past Davis’ Pelicans, 125-119

Basketball 02/28/19, 01:21

LeBron James scored 33 points, Brandon Ingram added 23 and the Los Angeles Lakers weathered strong performances by Anthony Davis and Julius Randle for a 125-119 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.Davis had 22 points and eight rebounds in the first three quarters after getting a warm ...

Holiday, Pelicans stunt Lakers playoff push, 128-115

Basketball 02/23/19, 21:44

Jrue Holiday hit five 3-pointers and scored 27 points while Anthony Davis watched from the bench, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 128-115 on Saturday night.Former Laker Julius Randle had 24 points for the Pelicans, who looked in sync and motivated as they slowed LeBron James ...

Noah has season-best night, leading Grizzlies past Pelicans

Basketball 02/09/19, 22:48

Joakim Noah had season highs of 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead the new-look Memphis Grizzlies to a 99-90 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.Justin Holiday had 15 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. finished with 14 points, 10 of them in the fourth. C.J. Miles, playing ...

Pelicans balancing Davis’ playing time with future concerns

Basketball 02/09/19, 04:29

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 ...

Untraded Davis scores 32, Pelicans beat Wolves, 122-117

Basketball 02/09/19, 00:22

Anthony Davis didn't need long to win back the crowd after being booed during his pregame introduction and the first few chances he had to handle the ball.But the Pelicans sought to close out a close game without Davis on the court anyway — and narrowly pulled it off.Playing for ...

Randle scores 31, Pelicans beat Bulls 125-120 without Davis

Basketball 02/06/19, 22:48

Julius Randle scored 31 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the struggling Chicago Bulls 125-120 Wednesday night with All-Star Anthony Davis watching from the bench.Davis was healthy enough to return from a sprained left index finger that has sidelined him since Jan. 18. But the Pelicans opted to hold ...

Collison lifts Pacers over Pelicans, 109-107

Basketball 02/04/19, 23:07

Darren Collison capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer, a 20-foot jumper with the shot clock winding down and a free throw during the final two minutes as the Indiana Pacers held off the depleted New Orleans Pelicans 109-107 on Monday night.Domantas Sabonis had 16 points and 13 rebounds, and ...

Jokic has triple-double, Nuggets beat Pelicans 105-99

Basketball 01/30/19, 22:29

Nikola Jokic had 20 points, 13 rebound and 10 assists for his eighth triple-double of the season and the Denver Nuggets beat the undermanned New Orleans Pelicans 105-99 on Wednesday night.Malik Beasley scored 22 points, and Monte Morris added 20 to help the Northwest Division-leading Nuggets win their fourth straight.Kenrich ...

Okafor helps short-handed Pelicans beat Rockets 121-116

Sports 01/29/19, 22:57

Jahlil Okafor scored 27 points and the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans overcame a big early deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 121-116 on Tuesday night in their first game since Anthony Davis' agent said the five-time All-Star wanted to be traded.James Harden scored 37 points for Houston to extend his ...

Aldridge has double-double as Spurs beat Pelicans 126-114

Basketball 01/26/19, 20:39

LaMarcus Aldridge played with a sore left wrist to finish with 28 points and 12 rebounds, leading the San Antonio Spurs to a 126-114 victory over the depleted New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday.Rudy Gay had 22 points, including 11 in the third quarter, and 11 rebounds to help San Antonio ...

Westbrook’s 15th triple-double leads Thunder past Pelicans

Basketball 01/24/19, 22:32

Russell Westbrook posted his NBA-leading 15th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 122-116 on Thursday night.Westbrook finished with 23 points, 17 rebounds and 16 assists for the 119th triple-double of his career. The Thunder improved to 10-5 this season when he ...

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