New Orleans Pelicans - the best personalized free web-based Email en en New Orleans Pelicans Celtics, Lakers, 76ers have plenty riding on the NBA lottery NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won't be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to do with this NBA draft lottery as the players of tomorrow. The Boston Celtics can benefit in a big way from trading two former champions, while the Los Angeles Lakers hope a failed trade for... Tue, 16 May 2017 06:13:00 GMT 2017-05-16T06:13:00Z Timberwolves rebrand looks to shed recent failures MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When designer Rodney Richardson made the trek from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Minneapolis to further his research in the rebranding of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he heard a familiar phrase over and over again. The motto "Minnesota Nice" serves as both genuine praise for the genial dispositions of the people in the region and a patroni... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:35:00 GMT 2017-04-12T01:35:00Z Durant shines in return from 19-game absence, knee injury OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant's first touch after missing 19 games with a knee injury? Just a driving baseline reverse and emphatic one-handed slam. Yes, indeed, KD looks healthy and ready for the playoffs even after five weeks on the sidelines. Durant triumphantly returned to finish with 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, he... Sun, 09 Apr 2017 06:32:00 GMT 2017-04-09T06:32:00Z Dragic, Heat top Hornets 112-99; pull into tie for 8th place CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There was a time in his career when Hassan Whiteside might not have reacted so well to a frustrating night. But when Whiteside was whistled for a technical foul, the 7-footer channeled his anger and sparked the Miami Heat to a crucial 112-99 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night. He got plenty of h... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 02:44:00 GMT 2017-04-06T02:44:00Z Georgetown hires Patrick Ewing as men's basketball coach WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Ewing put Georgetown basketball on the map, turning the Hoyas into a national power as the menacing force in the middle in the 1980s. Three decades later, Ewing is the Big Man on Campus again. Georgetown hired Ewing on Monday, bringing the Hoyas legend back to take over a program that had fallen on hard times o... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:57:00 GMT 2017-04-03T23:57:00Z Walker scores 29; Hornets overcome Westbrook's triple-double OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Desperately needing a victory to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff race, the Charlotte Hornets picked up one in a place they'd never won before. Kemba Walker scored 29 points to help Charlotte overcome Russell Westbrook's sixth straight triple-double to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 113-101 on Sunday. It was the Hornets' first win in Oklahoma City,... Sun, 02 Apr 2017 22:44:00 GMT 2017-04-02T22:44:00Z Cousins carries Pelicans in first game against Kings NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When DeMarcus Cousins checked out for the final time in his first game against the Sacramento Kings, he got a congratulatory handshake from Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry and a standing ovation from the crowd. Cousins had 37 points and 13 rebounds against the only other NBA team for which he's played, and New Orleans routed Sacramento 117-... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:44:00 GMT 2017-04-01T04:44:00Z James to see eye doctor after 112-105 win over Hornets CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LeBron James sat at his locker dabbing his right eye with a wet compress while having difficulty keeping it open. A battle scar from a rough night. James will meet with an eye doctor after a physical game in which he got poked in the eye by Jeremy Lamb, but remained in the game to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a Central Division-clinching 112-105 vic... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 03:01:00 GMT 2017-03-25T03:01:00Z Pelicans beat Lakers 105-97 for 1st win with Cousins in game LOS ANGELES (AP) — Five games into his trade to the Pelicans, DeMarcus Cousins wanted something to show for it. Like a win. It finally happened against the spiraling Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Cousins had 26 points and 15 rebounds before fouling out in the Pelicans' 105-97 victory after they squelched the Lakers' fourth-quarter... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:11:00 GMT 2017-03-06T06:11:00Z Pelicans searching for right plan with Cousins in fold METAIRIE, La. (AP) — As Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins hoisted up extra shots near one another after practice, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry stood in a far corner of the club's practice gym, trying to explain why New Orleans hasn't won in three games since the All-Star big men became teammates. "We have to become more consistent, and the only way you ca... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:42:00 GMT 2017-02-28T00:42:00Z Griffin scores 43, Clippers hold off Hornets 124-121 in OT LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since returning from knee surgery last month, a healthy Blake Griffin has been on quite a tear. His performance Sunday night was the most impressive yet. Griffin scored a season-high 43 points and added 10 rebounds and five assists as the Los Angeles Clippers held off the Charlotte Hornets 124-121 in overtime. ... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:15:00 GMT 2017-02-27T07:15:00Z Westbrook scores 41 in triple-double as Thunder top Pelicans OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook blew past Steven Adams' pick and saw 6-foot-11, 270-pound DeMarcus Cousins slide over to block his path to the rim. Westbrook didn't care. Oklahoma City's 6-3 point guard leaped up and uncorked a devastating right-handed jam over the new member of the New Orleans Pelicans. It drew Cousins' sixth foul with 2:38 to go, and the Thunder led... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 04:17:00 GMT 2017-02-27T04:17:00Z Rockets rout Pelicans, 129-99, in Cousins' New Orleans debut NEW ORLEANS (AP) — What a bummer of a beginning to the Boogie-and-Brow era in the Big Easy. The Pelicans' tandem of newly acquired All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and All-Star Game MVP Anthony Davis was no match for the surging Houston Rockets on Thursday night. Reserve Lou Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 27 points in his Rockets deb... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:18:00 GMT 2017-02-24T05:18:00Z Pelicans' Cousins: He and Davis can 'wreak havoc' together METAIRIE, La. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins says his prayers have been answered, although not necessarily in the way he expected. The New Orleans Pelicans' newest All-Star maintained Wednesday that he liked Sacramento and initially wasn't happy about being traded Sunday night, but added he'd become frustrated waiting through six-plus losing seasons for the Kings to add more elite ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:19:00 GMT 2017-02-22T23:19:00Z Kings GM on Cousins trade: I had a better deal two days ago Sacramento general manager Vlade Divac headed into All-Star weekend convinced it was finally time to part ways with ultra-talented center DeMarcus Cousins. Befitting a franchise that appears headed to a 11th straight season without a playoff berth, the Kings even seemed to botch that. Sacramento dealt Cousins and forward Omri Casspi to New Orleans in exchange for Tyreke Evan... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:11:00 GMT 2017-02-21T04:11:00Z The Latest: Davis breaks Wilt's record, West wins 197-182 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on Sunday night's All-Star game (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Anthony Davis scored an All-Star game record 52 points in his home arena, and the Western Conference squad defeated the East 192-182 on Sunday night. Davis broke the record of 42 points set by Wilt Chamberlain in 1962. Russell W... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 03:57:00 GMT 2017-02-20T03:57:00Z Murray, Hield, lead World past US, 150-141 in Rising Stars NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jamal Murray and Buddy Hield each had moments when they caught the ball in the low post, only to dribble right out to the corner, turn and let fly a 3-point shot. Maybe not the most fundamental approach, but the way they were scoring in the Rising Stars Challenge, no one seemed to mind — certainly not the fans. Murray... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 05:19:00 GMT 2017-02-18T05:19:00Z Pelicans' Davis relishing chance to play All-Star host NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis is tiring of the narrative that his pro basketball career would be better served if he played somewhere other than New Orleans. During All-Star weekend, the face of the Pelicans franchise will have a chance to exhibit why building a winner in the Big Easy matters to him. And if his enthusiasm for his adopted hometown proves contagious among s... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 23:13:00 GMT 2017-02-15T23:13:00Z NBA party over there, where? Not in Charlotte this weekend CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets season ticket holder Doug Doggett was planning on ponying up several hundred dollars for tickets to the NBA All-Star game this weekend in Charlotte. But since the league has moved its annual showcase to New Orleans, Doggett now has no plans to watch the game on TV. Charlotte won't be a ghost town this week... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:32:00 GMT 2017-02-14T22:32:00Z Cousins scores 28 points to lead Kings over Pelicans 105-99 SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Although still soul searching to find the right mental perspective on the court, DeMarcus Cousins continues to deliver big numbers for the Sacramento Kings. Cousins had 28 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists for the Kings, who beat the New Orleans Pelicans 105-99 on Sunday night for their third straight victory. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 05:55:00 GMT 2017-02-13T05:55:00Z Stephen Curry's 3-point clinic leads Warriors past Hornets OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry made a sweet crossover, then stepped back and knocked down another 3-pointer as Kevin Durant covered his mouth with his hand in pure admiration and awe. In his last six quarters, Curry has 20 3-pointers and 82 points — and the Golden State Warriors have been so far ahead coach Steve Kerr could rest his MVP for the fourth period both times... Thu, 02 Feb 2017 07:01:00 GMT 2017-02-02T07:01:00Z Durant, Curry lead Warriors over Hornets 113-103 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Beating the stacked Golden State Warriors is tough enough. Beating them when they're coming off a loss is becoming darn near impossible. Kevin Durant scored 16 of his 33 points in the fourth quarter, Stephen Curry added 28 points on six 3-pointers in his annual homecoming game and the Warriors rallied to beat the Charlotte Hornets 113-103 on Wednesday ... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:36:00 GMT 2017-01-26T04:36:00Z Pelicans All-Star Davis re-injures right thigh vs. Thunder NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans All-Star Anthony Davis has re-injured his right thigh, limping off the court during Wednesday night's game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. The Pelicans say Davis, who left with 2:11 left in the second quarter, has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. Davis had sat out Monday night's game against C... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 02:55:00 GMT 2017-01-26T02:55:00Z Jones, Holiday lead Pelicans past Cavs 124-122 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LeBron James stroked his beard as he sat in his locker and tried to make sense of Cleveland's recent slide. Losses to powerhouses like Golden State and San Antonio were a little easier to shake off. But Monday night's result with New Orleans All-Star Anthony Davis in street clothes was tougher to take. "We're not very... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 06:14:00 GMT 2017-01-24T06:14:00Z Jokic, Chandler help Nuggets roll past Pacers in London LONDON (AP) — Italian star Danilo Gallinari and the Denver Nuggets made themselves right at home at O2 Arena. Gallinari scored 18 points and had what coach Mike Malone said was easily his best game of the season to help Denver beat the Indiana Pacers 140-112 on Thursday night in the NBA's Global Games series. "Just to come back to Europ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 23:50:00 GMT 2017-01-12T23:50:00Z Harden's triple-double leads Rockets to 9th straight win HOUSTON (AP) — Forget slowing down James Harden. Right now, his opponents can't even put his play into words. Harden had 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists for his second straight triple-double and the Houston Rockets outlasted the Charlotte Hornets 121-114 on Tuesday night for their ninth straight win. "There's not enough good words... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:51:00 GMT 2017-01-11T04:51:00Z Amid trade reports, Hawks' Korver sits in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Kyle Korver has not played through more than half Thursday night against the New Orleans Pelicans amid trade reports involving the Cleveland Cavaliers. Korver has averaged nearly 28 minutes of action per game this season and has shot nearly 43 percent from 3-point range for his career. He was in uniform and participated in warm... Fri, 06 Jan 2017 02:31:00 GMT 2017-01-06T02:31:00Z Butler has 52 to help Bulls top Walker, Hornets CHICAGO (AP) — Following a year of inconsistency and disappointment, the Chicago Bulls entered 2017 with plenty of resolutions. There's one thing, however, they are hoping remains the same — the production of Jimmy Butler. Butler scored 52 points and outdueled Kemba Walker, carrying Chicago in a 118-111 victory over the Charlotte Hornet... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:56:00 GMT 2017-01-03T04:56:00Z James scores 26 as short-handed Cavaliers beat Pelicans CLEVELAND (AP) — Injuries and illnesses aren't slowing down the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James scored 26 points while playing with a case of the flu that's been going around the team, and the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers rallied for a 90-82 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving missed his... Tue, 03 Jan 2017 04:16:00 GMT 2017-01-03T04:16:00Z Westbrook scores 42, Thunder beat Pelicans 121-110 NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Russell Westbrook's left-handed, inside-out dribble wrong-footed Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, creating an open lane for a driving layup. That was one of many scoring highlights for the Oklahoma City star, who sometimes looked like he could have outscored New Orleans by himself. He didn't have to, though, thanks to a reserve unit led by ... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 05:19:00 GMT 2016-12-22T05:19:00Z