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Mark Menard
November 13, 2019 - 2:04 pm
Don't look now but the Pelicans may be improving, albeit in baby steps. The Pelicans made a huge dent in their turnover numbers in their last outing Monday night. While they still lost to the Rockets, they protected the ball much better than they had in previous games, and Coach Alvin Gentry says...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
November 12, 2019 - 5:18 pm
The Pelicans picked up yet another loss last night, falling at home to the Houston Rockets 122-116. They made strides in cutting down on turnovers but were still outrebounded by their opponent and struggled on defense. With Brandon Ingram sidelined by a sore knee, J.J. Redick led the way in scoring...
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Mark Menard
November 11, 2019 - 10:07 am
It was a rocky weekend for the Pelicans, who lost the opening game of a back to back at home Friday night 122-104 to the Toronto Raptors, a game that saw Pascal Siakam match his career high with 44 points. But the Pelicans rebounded nicely on Saturday with their first road win of the year, taking...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
November 08, 2019 - 7:58 am
For the first time since his arthroscopic knee surgery two weeks ago, Pelicans #1 overall draft pick Zion Williamson spoke to the media yesterday, and he said he can feel the improvements as he continues to work his way back to getting on the court. "I do feel like I'm getting stronger day by day...
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Mark Menard
November 07, 2019 - 7:44 am
It's no secret that the biggest obstacle the Pelicans have faced this season has been the development of their defensive chemistry. The Pels D is, simply put, a mess. Coach Alvin Gentry says it's not a complicated fix. They have to keep players in front of them and stop dribble penetration. "You...
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Nicole Sweet - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
November 06, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The New Orleans Pelicans have won just once in their first seven outings and, to be sure, there are fans who are growing impatient as they wait for the team to fulfill the promise of their potential. But Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday says that struggling early can become a blessing if they learn the...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
November 01, 2019 - 8:02 am
For the first time this season, the Pelicans tasted victory in the Smoothie King Center last night in a game that offered a glimpse at what this team can be when all the new pieces start to gel. The Pels looked dominant against the visiting Denver Nuggets, a team expected to make a deep postseason...
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Mark Menard
October 31, 2019 - 5:29 am
In addition to missing Zion Williamson, the Pelicans have played the last two games without Jrue Holiday, and their most recent contest saw Derrick Favors sidelined as well. At practice yesterday, Coach Alvin Gentry was asked how close those two are to coming back. Gentry was cagey at first but...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
October 30, 2019 - 8:03 am
While the New Orleans Pelicans' last outing was a bit of a mess, one bright spot to emerge was the play of rookie center Jaxson Hayes. With the massive amounts of hype surrounding Zion Williamson and the disappointment of his subsequent injury, it can be easy to forget that the Pelicans have not...
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Derick E. Hingle - USA TODAY Sports
Mark Menard
October 29, 2019 - 10:48 am
It has certainly been a rough first week of the season for the Pelicans, but despite having to make a go of it without #1 overall pick Zion Williamson, the Pels were very much in all of their first three games even if they came up short at the end. Last night though was something else altogether...
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