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  • Trump tweet on Chicago shooting prompts backlash

    August 27, 2016 9:54 PM

    WASHINGTON - Donald Trump is receiving criticism for his latest tweets, after NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was fatally gunned down near a Chicago school where she intended to register her children. "Dwyane Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago," Trump wrote Saturday. "Just what... more »
  • L.A. declares Wednesday 'Kobe Bryant Day'

    August 24, 2016 12:22 PM

    LOS ANGELES – The city of Los Angeles will honor retired Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant as it declares Wednesday "Kobe Bryant Day." Aug. 24 represents the two numbers that Bryant wore during his 20 seasons for the team. Bryant wore number 8 his first 10 seasons and 24... more »
  • NBA moving All-Star Game out of Charlotte, sites LGBT law

    July 21, 2016 6:06 PM

    CHARLOTTE - The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a North Carolina law that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. The league says it hopes to announce a new location for next February's events shortly. It hopes to... more »
  • Golden State star Draymond Green arrested for assault

    July 11, 2016 1:50 PM

    EAST LANSING, Mich. - Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was arrested for an alleged assault over the weekend in East Lansing, Michigan, according to online court records. The incident occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday in the city where Green played for Michigan State from 2008-12. An East Lansing police... more »
  • 5-time NBA champion Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons

    July 11, 2016 11:23 AM

    SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan is finally calling it a career. Duncan announced his retirement on Monday after 19 seasons, five championships, two MVP awards and 15 All-Star appearances. It marks the end of an era for the Spurs and the NBA. Duncan was the No.... more »
  • Time's up for the old NBA shot clock

    July 8, 2016 9:26 AM

    The league will debut a new timing system and shot clock this week in Las Vegas during the NBA Summer League, which will then be integrated into all 29 arenas for the 2016-17 season. The league says Thursday the new clock will feature the game clocks, 24-second and timeout, the... more »
  • Pelicans choose Hield with 6th overall pick in NBA draft

    June 24, 2016 12:03 AM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans have selected Oklahoma guard Buddy Hield with the sixth overall pick in Thursday night's NBA draft. Hield, who averaged 25 points per game while leading the Sooners to the Final Four last season, was named an AP All-American and won the prestigious Wooden Award... more »
  • As expected, Ben Simmons drafted first overall

    June 23, 2016 7:05 PM

    WATCH LIVE : Talking with NBA first overall draft pick Ben Simmons NEW YORK - The Philadelphia 76ers selected LSU freshman Ben Simmons with the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft Thursday night. The 76ers grabbed the versatile 6-foot-10 forward from Australia who averaged 19.2 points, 11.8... more »
  • Cleveland parties as Cavs' NBA title celebrated with parade

    June 22, 2016 3:03 PM

    CLEVELAND - A parade held somewhere else for more than a half-century is rolling through Cleveland. No longer the butt of jokes, it's a title town again. Hundreds of thousands of fans, some arriving Tuesday night to camp on the sidewalk for the best view, are lining the downtown streets... more »
  • LeBron James brings title home to Cleveland

    June 20, 2016 2:46 PM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James came home with the trophy he promised, and the championship Cleveland has coveted for 52 years. The NBA superstar, born and raised in nearby Akron, stepped off a plane Monday and hoisted the shiny Larry O'Brien Trophy as more than 10,000 fans celebrated the city's... more »
  • LeBron, Cavs beat Warriors 93-89, capture title

    June 19, 2016 8:09 PM

    OAKLAND - Cleveland's championship drought is over. LeBron James had a triple-double, Kyrie Irving's 3-pointer with 53 seconds left put Cleveland ahead to stay and the Cavaliers beat the Golden State Warriors 93-89 in Game 7 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night. It's the first major championship for the... more »
  • Benson properties 'business as usual' after settlement

    June 17, 2016 3:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – A spokesperson for Tom Benson said Friday that the New Orleans Saints owner’s properties will remain “business as usual” after a settlement was reached between Benson and trustees. The spokesperson for Benson said the terms of the settlement will remain confidential, but both the National Football... more »
  • Cavaliers force Game 7, beat Warriors 115-101

    June 16, 2016 11:49 PM

    CLEVELAND - LeBron James had 41 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers forced a Game 7 in the NBA Finals with a 115-101 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night. James - who scored 18 straight points during one stretch - finished with 41... more »
  • ESPN adds Craig Sager to NBA Finals coverage for Game 6

    June 15, 2016 12:43 PM

    CLEVELAND - Craig Sager is going to work his first NBA Finals game. The longtime sideline reporter has been added to ESPN's broadcast team for Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers. Sager, who has worked for Turner Sports for... more »
  • Warriors star Draymond Green suspended for Game 5

    June 13, 2016 12:55 AM

    OAKLAND, CA - Golden State star Draymond Green has been suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals after the league assessed a Flagrant 1 foul from his scuffle with Cleveland's LeBron James. The NBA announced the retroactive decision Sunday, issuing James a technical on the fourth-quarter play Friday in... more »
  • Warriors beat Cavaliers; 1 win away from repeat

    June 11, 2016 12:20 AM

    CLEVELAND, OH - Stephen Curry scored 38 points and Klay Thompson had 25 to help Golden State to a 108-97 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night, moving the Warriors within one victory of a second straight championship. After struggling through the... more »
  • Police: Pelicans guard Dejean-Jones fatally shot in Dallas

    May 28, 2016 3:42 PM

    DALLAS –New Orleans Pelicans guard Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot on his daughter's first birthday after he mistakenly went to the wrong apartment in Dallas. A man living at the apartment was sleeping when he heard his front door kicked open, Dallas Police Senior Cpl. DeMarquis Black said in... more »
  • Former NBA player accused of using charity for personal gain

    May 25, 2016 11:15 AM

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Former NBA player Kermit Washington is accused of using donations intended to help needy people in Africa for his own gain, including paying for vacations, jewelry and entertainment. U.S. Attorney Tammy Dickinson on Wednesday announced a federal indictment against Washington, who is best known for... more »
  • 76ers 1st NBA team to land jersey sponsorship with StubHub

    May 16, 2016 10:22 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers have become the first team in the NBA to put a sponsorship logo on player uniforms, striking a deal with StubHub for a spot on one of the hottest pieces of real estate available in sports. StubHub, a website that connects ticket buyers and sellers,... more »
  • Harden's late shot lifts Rockets over Warriors 97-96

    April 22, 2016 5:50 AM

    HOUSTON- James Harden scored 35 points, including the game-winner with 2.7 seconds left, and the Houston Rockets took advantage of Stephen Curry's absence to get a 97-96 victory over the Golden State Warriors in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night. The victory cuts Houston's deficit to... more »
  • Spurs cruise to 94-68 victory over Grizzlies

    April 20, 2016 8:59 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Patty Mills had 16 points, Kawhi Leonard added 13 and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed in beating the Memphis Grizzlies 94-68 on Tuesday night to sweep the first two games of the first-round series in imposing fashion. LaMarcus Aldridge had 10 points and eight rebounds in 26... more »
  • Mavericks even series against Thunder in Western Conference playoff stunner

    April 19, 2016 12:26 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A putback at the buzzer by Oklahoma City's Steven Adams that would have won the game was disallowed upon review, and the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Thunder 85-84 on Monday night to even their Western Conference playoff series at one win apiece. Dallas had been embarrassed 108-70... more »
  • President Obama, Warriors star Stephen Curry team up on PSA

    April 16, 2016 3:35 PM

    OAKLAND, Calif. - President Barack Obama has teamed with reigning NBA MVP Stephen Curry on a public service announcement calling for Americans to mentor youth in their community to make a positive impact. The video was shown Saturday on ABC's "NBA Countdown" ahead of Curry's playoff opener with the defending... more »
  • Kobe Bryant scores 60 points in final game

    April 14, 2016 6:13 AM

    LOS ANGELES- Kobe Bryant went out absolutely firing in his final game before retirement, giving the Los Angeles Lakers one more dazzling display of offense to close out his 20-year career. And he went out a winner. Scoring 60 points - on 50 shots - Bryant's career came to a... more »
  • Kobe Bryant says farewell after 20 years with the LA Lakers

    April 13, 2016 3:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant ends his celebrated NBA career when the Lakers host Utah tonight. He bows out as the only player in NBA history to spend a 20-year career with the same team. The 37-year-old will walk off the court in front of devoted fans in the building... more »
  • Jimmy Butler scores 23 points as Bulls beat Pelicans 121-116

    April 12, 2016 8:34 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Jimmy Butler scored 12 of his 23 points in the last six minutes and the short-handed Chicago Bulls beat the injury-riddled New Orleans Pelicans 121-116 on Monday night. Nikola Mirotic added 20 points and Cristiano Felicio matched his career high with 16 for the Bulls. Butler was the... more »
  • LeBron James shows off his pizza game in California visit

    April 9, 2016 3:09 PM

    PASADENA - The employee working at a pizza place in this Los Angeles suburb called himself Ron. Sure, he was significantly taller than his colleagues, but there he was, working alongside them carrying pizza boxes and taking orders on March 11 at the Blaze Pizza store. Before his... more »
  • Shaquille O'Neal heads 2016 Basketball Hall of Fame class

    April 5, 2016 8:22 AM

    HOUSTON- Former NBA stars Shaquille O'Neal and Allen Iverson head the 2016 class at the Basketball Hall of Fame. They are joined by longtime Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, Chinese NBA star Yao Ming, Sheryl Swoopes and Jerry Reinsdorf. O'Neal was the top overall pick in the 1992 draft and... more »
  • Spurs beat Pelicans, set NBA record with 38-0 start at home

    March 31, 2016 5:48 AM

    SAN ANTONIO- Manu Ginobili scored 20 points and the San Antonio Spurs beat the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans 100-92 on Wednesday night for their NBA-record 38th straight home victory to open a season. San Antonio topped the 37-0 start by the Chicago Bulls during their record 72-victory season in 1995-96.... more »
  • Report: Ben Simmons to hire agent, declare for NBA draft

    March 21, 2016 10:34 AM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU's Ben Simmons will hire an agent and declare for the NBA draft, ESPN.com reported Monday morning. #asexpected Ben Simmons announces he's got an agent and is headed to the NBA Draft. @WBRZ — Michael Cauble (@MichaelCauble) March 21, 2016 "I'm making it... more »
  • LSU's Simmons ineligible for college basketball's top award

    March 6, 2016 12:44 AM

    LEXINGTON, KY - LSU says that freshman Ben Simmons is ineligible for the John R. Wooden Award that will be presented to the nation's top player. The 15-player list of men's finalists was released Saturday minus the 6-foot-10 forward, who entered Saturday's 94-77 loss at No. 22 Kentucky averaging 19.7... more »
  • Pelicans center Asik returning vs. Jazz

    March 5, 2016 6:39 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says 7-foot center Omer Asik is returning from a right ankle sprain and is starting Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz. Asik has missed five full games since his injury against Detroit on Feb. 21. His return comes two... more »
  • Coach: Guard Eric Gordon returning to Pelicans' lineup

    February 26, 2016 3:33 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard Eric Gordon will return from a 16-game absence against Minnesota on Saturday night. Gordon has not played since fracturing his right ring finger against the Timberwolves on Jan. 19. Gordon says he's playing with a small, stabilizing brace on his... more »
  • Anthony Davis scores 59 points, Pelicans top Pistons 111-106

    February 21, 2016 8:39 PM

    AUBURN HILLS - Anthony Davis scored a franchise-record 59 points and added 20 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Detroit Pistons 111-106 on Sunday. The previous club record was 50 points by Jamal Mashburn exactly 13 years earlier against the Grizzlies. Davis went 24 of 34 from the... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets 105-103 on Holiday's winning jumper

    January 30, 2016 9:47 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Jrue Holiday hit a 15-foot shot with 1.3 seconds remaining and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Brooklyn Nets, 105-103 on Saturday night. New Orleans' Anthony Davis scored 20 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in his first game back after sitting out with a concussion. Davis... more »
  • Texas dispute over nearly $1B Benson estate trust settled

    January 23, 2016 3:29 PM

    SAN ANTONIO - A legal battle in Texas involving New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and control of a nearly $1 billion family estate trust has been settled. The San Antonio Express-News reports a settlement in the lawsuit involving control of the estate trust was reached Friday. Terms... more »
  • Pelicans expect Gordon to miss 4-6 weeks

    January 20, 2016 12:05 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say Eric Gordon is expected to be out for four to six weeks following successful surgery Wednesday morning to repair his fractured right ring finger, which affects his shooting hand. The starting shooting guard was injured during the third quarter of New Orleans'... more »
  • First of three tough games for Cleveland

    January 12, 2016 10:57 AM

    UNDATED - The NBA Eastern Conference leading Cleveland Cavaliers open a big trip through Texas tonight with a game against the Mavericks. Following this evening's contest the LeBron James led squad is at San Antonio Thursday and then at Houston Friday night. Those three contests will conclude a six-game... more »
  • Tom Benson: I'm not selling my teams

    December 27, 2015 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson released a statement Sunday afternoon saying he has no intentions of selling his two professional sports franchises , according to WWL-TV . Benson's statement comes a day after The Times-Picayune's columnist Jeff Duncan argued Benson should sell his team because... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past Rockets, 110-108

    December 26, 2015 9:45 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocked shots, Tyreke Evans stole Trevor Ariza's inbound pass in the final seconds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held on for a 110-108 victory over the Houston Rockets on Saturday night. Eric Gordon scored 26 for the Pelicans,... more »
  • Kobe Bryant says he will retire at end of 2015-16 season

    November 29, 2015 7:07 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers says he has decided to retire after this season. The 37-year-old Bryant made the announcement in a post on The Players' Tribune on Sunday. The decision was not totally unexpected, given that Bryant has said many times in recent weeks... more »
  • Lawyers agree to mediation in Tom Benson family feud

    November 12, 2015 8:16 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson and trustees for his estranged daughter and grandchildren have agreed to mediation about Benson's lawsuit to take back stock in the teams, ousting them as non-voting owners of the NFL and NBA teams. The suit is scheduled for trial... more »
  • Pelicans G Evans has arthroscopic surgery

    October 20, 2015 7:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans has had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. While the club says Tuesday's operation was "successful," the Pelicans are not immediately providing a timetable for Evans' return. The 6-foot-6 Evans, who is expected to serve as starting point guard... more »
  • Lamar Odom's aunt's rep says he woke up, spoke

    October 16, 2015 5:31 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A spokeswoman for Lamar Odom's aunt says the NBA star woke up and spoke three days after being found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Alvina Alston, publicist for JaNean Mercer, Odom's maternal aunt and godmother, said that Odom spoke a greeting and gave a thumps up Friday... more »
  • Caller said Lamar Odom had been doing cocaine

    October 14, 2015 1:56 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A Nevada sheriff says a person who called 911 to report that Lamar Odom was found unconscious at a brothel said the former NBA star had been doing cocaine and had taken sexual performance enhancers. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly says an employee for Love Ranch told... more »
  • Former NBA star Odom found unconscious at Nevada brothel

    October 14, 2015 8:34 AM

    PAHRUMP, NV- Authorities say former NBA and reality TV star Lamar Odom has been hospitalized after he was found unconscious at a Nevada brothel. Nye County Sheriff Sharon A. Wehrly says the department got a call Tuesday afternoon requesting an ambulance for an unresponsive man at the Love Ranch in... more »
  • Pelicans C Omer Asik to miss 3 weeks with calf strain

    October 8, 2015 12:26 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say center Omer Asik is expected to be sidelined about three weeks with a right calf strain. The club says the 7-footer strained his calf in practice on Wednesday. Asik is entering his second season in New Orleans. He appeared in 76... more »
  • Cavs practice to be Facebook's first live sports simulcast

    September 29, 2015 2:45 PM

    NEW YORK - Facebook will simulcast a live sporting event for the first time Thursday, showing Cleveland Cavaliers training camp. "NBA Real Training Camp" will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT, hosted by NBA TV's Vince Cellini and Mike Fratello - a former Cavaliers coach - and including... more »
  • AP Source: Restricted free agent Cole to return to Pelicans

    September 16, 2015 5:53 PM

    METAIRIE - A person familiar with the situation says restricted free agent guard Norris Cole has agreed to return to New Orleans this season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the team has not announced the agreement, which was first reported by... more »
  • Agent: Pelicans, center Alexis Ajinca agree on 4-year deal

    July 1, 2015 3:30 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans and 7-foot center Alexis Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press. Ajinca, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve.... more »
  • Benson trial won't be a spectacle

    May 19, 2015 11:57 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The billion - dollar legal fight over Tom Benson 's mental status will be closed, a judge decided Tuesday. The public will be barred from the trial in which estranged heirs of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner intend to argue that their patriarch was... more »
  • Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

    May 12, 2015 1:18 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday they were letting go of head coach Monty Williams after five seasons. Williams was made head coach of the Pelicans in June 2010 and had one year left in his current contract. He had a five-season overall record of 172-221... more »
  • Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry wins NBA MVP

    May 4, 2015 11:32 AM

    OAKLAND, CA - Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has won the NBA's Most Valuable Player award, beating out Houston's James Harden in a race that turned out not to be that close. The league announced the results Monday. Curry received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a total... more »
  • Pelicans coach, team get vote of confidence from owner Tom Benson

    April 28, 2015 11:58 PM

    METAIRIE - New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson has sent a letter of support to Pelicans coach Monty Williams and general manager Dell Demps following the club's first playoff appearance in four seasons. In the letter, obtained by The Associated Press, Benson thanks basketball operations staff and players for "a... more »
  • Warriors complete sweep with 109-98 win over Pelicans

    April 25, 2015 11:23 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Stephen Curry hit six 3-pointers during a 39-point night, and the Golden State Warriors cruised to 109-98 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday, completing a sweep of their first-round playoff series. Klay Thompson added 25 points for the Warriors, the NBA's top overall seed,... more »
  • Pelicans coach says Warriors' arena noise might be too loud

    April 20, 2015 1:30 PM

    SAN FRANCISCO - Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA's loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might too loud. Before Game 2 on Monday, Williams said: "I'm not so sure that the... more »
  • NBA to replace Coke with Pepsi

    April 13, 2015 7:45 PM

    NEW YORK- The National Basketball Association dunked Coke and made Pepsi its teammate after a 28-year relationship with the Coca-Cola company. The CEO of Pepsico says it will bring the power of its portfolio of 22 brands with Mountain Dew leading the marketing strategy with the NBA. Pepsico has... more »
  • Pelicans trounced by Grizzlies 110-74

    April 8, 2015 10:45 PM

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Zach Randolph had 15 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to help the Memphis Grizzlies beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-74 on Wednesday night. Jeff Green and Marc Gasol also each had 15 points, and Gasol added six assists and eight rebounds. Beno Udrih finished with... more »
  • LSU's Jordan Mickey entering 2015 NBA Draft

    March 31, 2015 2:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU forward Jordan Mickey announced Tuesday that he will give up his final two years of eligibility to enter the 2015 NBA Draft. LSU said Mickey shared his decision with Coach Johnny Jones and members of the media through a text message. Mickey said in the... more »
  • Pelicans' Anderson expects to be back soon

    March 30, 2015 10:55 PM

    METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson says it's his "full intention" to play during New Orleans' upcoming three-game road trip. Anderson has been out of the lineup for more than a month with a sprained right knee. New Orleans begins a West Coast swing Wednesday night in Los... more »
  • Pelicans lose to Rockets, drop fourth straight

    March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - James Harden had 25 points and 10 assists, Dwight Howard had seven rebounds and a block on Anthony Davis in his return from a two-month absence, and the Houston Rockets handed New Orleans its fourth straight loss with a 95-93 victory on Wednesday night. Davis had 24... more »
  • Suns survive for ugly 74-72 win over Davis-less New Orleans

    March 20, 2015 2:00 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ - Brandan Wright scored 16 points and matched his career high with seven blocked shots, helping the Phoenix Suns to a sluggish, cold-shooting 74-72 victory over a New Orleans Pelicans team playing without star Anthony Davis on Thursday night. Davis rolled his left ankle in the team's shootaround... more »
  • Davis, Pelicans outlast Bucks 85-84

    March 18, 2015 2:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 20 points and 12 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 85-84 on Tuesday night. Davis, who shoots around 55 percent, hit only 6 of 18 shots, but made 8 of 9 free throws and hit a clutch 15-footer that... more »
  • Adidas ends NBA contract

    March 16, 2015 7:53 PM

    FRANKFURT, GERMANY- Adidas says its ending its partnership as official outfitter of the NBA when the current agreement runs out after next season. Adidas AG says "while we have enjoyed a successful long-term relationship with the league, we continually review our partner agreements to ensure they are meeting our... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, move closer to 8th in West

    March 11, 2015 2:02 AM

    NEW YORK - Alexis Ajinca and Quincy Pondexter each scored 17 points and the New Orleans Pelicans moved within percentage points of eighth place in the Western Conference by beating the Brooklyn Nets 111-91 on Tuesday night. Omer Asik had 12 points and 15 rebounds for the Pelicans in their... more »
  • Davis pours in 43, Pelicans beat Bucks 114-103

    March 10, 2015 2:07 AM

    MILWAUKEE, WI - Anthony Davis scored 43 points, tying a career high and helping the New Orleans Pelicans pull away for a 114-103 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday night. Eric Gordon added 16 and Tyreke Evans had 13 before leaving the game in the third quarter with an... more »
  • Davis has huge game in return, Pelicans beat Pistons 88-85

    March 5, 2015 1:59 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 39 points, 13 rebounds and eight blocks in his first game back from a right shoulder sprain, and the New Orleans Pelicans won for the sixth time in seven games, 88-85 over the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night. Davis hit two mid-range jumpers in... more »
  • Pelicans hold off Nuggets 99-92 for 5th straight win

    March 2, 2015 2:01 AM

    DENVER, CO - Tyreke Evans scored 22 points, Dante Cunningham drew a key charge late in the fourth quarter and the New Orleans Pelicans extended their winning streak to five games by holding off the struggling Denver Nuggets 99-92 on Sunday night. Eric Gordon added 18 points and Omer Asik... more »
  • Pelicans beat Nets, stay hot in playoff race

    February 26, 2015 5:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Quincy Pondexter scored a career-high 25 points and the New Orleans Pelicans won their third straight, 102-96 over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Pondexter surpassed his previous high of 22 points by hitting his fourth 3-pointer of the game with 49.9 seconds left to all but... more »
  • Pelicans erase 18-point hole, beat Raptors 100-97

    February 24, 2015 5:42 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Alexis Ajinca capped a 16-point performance with a go-ahead layup in the final minute, and the New Orleans Pelicans erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-97 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Luke Babbitt scored 18 for New Orleans, including a clutch 3-pointer... more »
  • All-Star Davis, F Anderson out for Pelicans vs. Pacers

    February 11, 2015 6:36 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Pelicans All-Star power forward Anthony Davis and fellow forward Ryan Anderson both have been ruled out of Wednesday night's game against the Indiana Pacers. Davis is missing his second straight with a right shoulder sprain, but coach Monty Williams says he would still encourage Davis to play... more »
  • Benson says bring on mental exam

    February 10, 2015 3:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Saints and Pelicans owner Tom Benson said Tuesday he's looking forward to taking mental and physical exams to prove his competency after a judge ordered them. The order from Civil District Judge Kern Reese comes after a lawsuit was filed to have the 87-year-old Benson declared... more »
  • Pelicans snap Hawks' 19-game winning streak, 115-100

    February 3, 2015 2:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Atlanta Hawks' franchise-record 19-game winning streak was snapped Monday night in a 115-100 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Anthony Davis had 29 points and 13 rebounds to help New Orleans win for the sixth time in seven games, a stint which includes victories over several... more »
  • Denver snaps 7-game skid with 93-85 win over Pelicans

    January 29, 2015 2:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Arron Afflalo scored 20 points and the Denver Nuggets snapped a seven-game losing streak, 93-85 over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. Afflalo hit four 3-pointers, the last with 2:32 left to increase Denver's then-tenuous lead to 89-85. After that, the Pelicans were unable to score... more »
  • Davis leads Pelicans past 76ers, on four game win streak

    January 27, 2015 2:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis had 32 points, 10 rebounds and four blocked shots, and the New Orleans Pelicans stretched their season-long winning streak to four games with a 99-74 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Ryan Anderson scored 19 points and Eric Gordon added 13 for New... more »
  • Benson: wife to inherit control of Saints, Pelicans

    January 22, 2015 2:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' two major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old... more »
  • Pels beat Lakers 96-80 as Davis returns to the court

    January 21, 2015 11:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Anthony Davis scored 29 points and blocked four shots in his return from a sprained toe, and the New Orleans Pelicans extended the Los Angeles Lakers' losing streak to a season-long six games, 96-80 on Wednesday night. Kobe Bryant returned after missing two games as part... more »
  • Shaq sworn in as reserve police officer in Florida

    January 20, 2015 10:13 PM

    DORAL, Fla. (AP) - Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida. Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Shaq had originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will cover... more »
  • Davis has double-double as Pelicans beat Pistons, 105-94

    January 15, 2015 2:02 AM

    AUBURN HILLS, MI - Anthony Davis had 27 points and 10 rebounds as the New Orleans Pelicans brought the Detroit Pistons back to earth with a 105-94 win Wednesday night. The Pistons came in having won of nine of 10, but were never competitive with New Orleans, which led by... more »
  • Another big game for Anthony Davis in Pelicans loss

    January 8, 2015 2:06 AM

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kemba Walker scored 31 points, including a game-winning 11-foot jumper off the glass with 1.4 seconds left to lift the Charlotte Hornets to a 98-94 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night. With the game tied, Walker drove the right side of the lane and... more »
  • Wizards end skid with 92-85 win over Pelicans

    January 6, 2015 1:56 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - John Wall had 15 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards ended a three-game skid with a 92-85 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night. Paul Pierce scored 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting for Washington, which had five players in double digits. Andre Miller... more »
  • Heat spoil James' return to South Beach with 101-91 win over Cavs

    December 25, 2014 10:51 PM

    MIAMI (AP) - Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in LeBron James' first game back at his former home 101-91 on Thursday. Chris Andersen scored... more »
  • LeBron James, Steph Curry lead NBA All-Star voting

    December 25, 2014 12:10 PM

    NEW YORK - Cleveland's LeBron James and Stephen Curry of Golden State are the leading vote-getters in the first returns from NBA All-Star fan voting. James had about 553,000 votes at the Eastern Conference frontcourt spot, where New York's Carmelo Anthony ranked second and Chicago's Pau Gasol was third in... more »
  • Pelicans waive guard Gal Mekel

    December 19, 2014 12:31 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have waived point guard Gal Mekel, who was acquired earlier this month. The 6-foot-3, 191-pound Mekel was signed on Dec. 5 and appeared in four games for the Pelicans, averaging 1.5 points and 3.3 assists. A native of Israel, Mekel played in college... more »
  • Pelicans soar past Rockets 99-90

    December 18, 2014 11:12 PM

    HOUSTON (AP) - Anthony Davis had 30 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 99-90 win over the Houston Rockets on Thursday night. The Pelicans trailed by one early in the fourth quarter before using a 7-0 run to take a 79-73 lead... more »
  • Davis scores 23, Pelicans top Lakers 104-87

    December 8, 2014 5:02 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Anthony Davis scored 23 points, Jrue Holiday had 22 points and eight assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Los Angeles Lakers 104-87 on Sunday night. Ryan Anderson had 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench, helping the Pelicans end a four-game road losing... more »
  • Pelicans add ex-Mavericks guard Gal Mekel

    December 5, 2014 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Pelicans have signed former Dallas Mavericks guard Gal Mekel. The club, which announced the move on Friday evening, says Mekel will be with the team and available to play in Saturday night's game against the Clippers in Los Angeles. The 6-foot-3 Mekel appeared in... more »
  • Thunder welcome back Durant but lose to Pelicans

    December 3, 2014 6:31 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Even the return of Kevin Durant couldn't shake the Oklahoma City Thunder from their doldrums. Durant scored 27 points in his season debut, and Michael Westbrook added 21 in his second game back from a wrist injury, but the Thunder fell 112-104 at New Orleans. Durant hit... more »
  • Cousins, Kings rule over Pelicans 99-89

    November 26, 2014 1:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - DeMarcus Cousins had 22 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and three steals, leading the Sacramento Kings to a 99-89 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night. Omri Casspi also scored 22 for Sacramento, which has won three in a row. Casspi, who made his first... more »
  • Pelicans' Gordon sidelined with shoulder injury

    November 24, 2014 3:18 PM

    METAIRIE - The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Eric Gordon's left shoulder injury will sideline him indefinitely. Team officials say an MRI has revealed that Gordon tore his labrum when he separated his shoulder in a collision with Jazz guard Trey Burke during Saturday night's victory in Utah. Gordon, who... more »
  • Bryant leads Lakers to 98-92 win over Rockets

    November 20, 2014 5:15 AM

    HOUSTON, TX - Kobe Bryant had 29 points, Wesley Johnson made key free throws down the stretch and the Los Angeles Lakers took advantage of Dwight Howard's absence Wednesday night in a 98-92 victory over the Houston Rockets. It was the second consecutive win for the Lakers following a 1-9... more »

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