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January 01, 2020 - 3:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — David Stern, who spent 30 years as the NBA's longest-serving commissioner and oversaw its growth into a global power, has died on New Year’s Day. He was 77. The league says Stern died Wednesday with his family by his side. He suffered a brain hemorrhage Dec. 12 and underwent...
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Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry
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Mark Menard
December 16, 2019 - 8:07 am
The Pelicans made history yesterday afternoon, but not in the way you'd usually prefer. Their loss to the Orlando Magic was their 12th straight, setting a new threshold for futility as they are now in the midst of their longest losing streak in franchise history. The record stretch of failure is...
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Chris Paul Thunder Pelicans
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Mark Menard
December 02, 2019 - 7:54 am
In a season full of rough weekends, you can tack on another one for the Pelicans. The Birds dropped both games of a home-and-home to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Of OKC's eight wins on the season, three have come from victimizing the Pelicans. In both games, the Pelicans held leads late but couldn't...
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Anthony Davis
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Mark Menard
November 28, 2019 - 8:40 am
A promising start gave way to a disappointing finish last night for the Pelicans, who jumped out to a big lead on one of the NBA's best teams, but couldn't close the deal in the fourth quarter. The Pelicans led by as many as 15 over their former star Anthony Davis and the visiting Los Angeles...
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Anthony Davis
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Mark Menard
November 27, 2019 - 3:22 pm
It's a big night for Pelicans fans as the team welcomes Anthony Davis back to the Smoothie King Center when the Birds do battle with the Los Angeles Lakers. As for the team though, they say it's just another game. That goes for former Laker Brandon Ingram, who was traded to New Orleans as part of...
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Montrezl Harrell Jahlil Okafor Clippers Pelicans
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Mark Menard
November 25, 2019 - 10:58 am
Last week's positive vibes and three-game winning streak quickly dissolved over the weekend as the Pelicans learned just how far they have to go to compete with the NBA's better teams. The Pelicans played back-to-back games on the road, and in both, started off extremely slow. First on Saturday in...
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Jrue Holiday and J.J. Redick after the Pelicans win in Phoenix
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Mark Menard
November 22, 2019 - 8:24 am
While they may have started the season 1-7, the Pelicans have put in the work to improve their fortunes quite dramatically, elevating their record to a much nicer 6-9. They stretched their current winning streak to three games last night by taking down the Suns in Phoenix. Early on, it was J.J...
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Kenrich Williams
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Mark Menard
November 21, 2019 - 4:24 pm
With the rash of injuries that has plagued the Pelicans in recent weeks, one upside has been the meaningful minutes logged by the younger members of the roster. It's allowed them to develop and even shine. That's certainly for the case for the player dubbed "Kenny Hustle" by his teammates. Kenrich...
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Mark Menard
November 20, 2019 - 7:17 pm
For the first time this season, the Pelicans have strung together back to back victories as they put down the Portland Trail Blazers in the Smoothie King Center last night. Jrue Holiday led the way with 22 points. The team also welcomed leading scorer Brandon Ingram back from a knee injury that...
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Mark Menard
November 19, 2019 - 5:57 am
Have the Pelicans turned a crucial corner in their season? Through their last five games, the Pels have alternated wins and losses to go 3-2. And they've done that with a number of key players sidelined, and some of the youngest members of the roster earning key minutes. The Pelicans' two first-...
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