NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say guard E'Twaun Moore will be sidelined at least a week after reinjuring his left quadriceps.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say guard Jrue Holiday has been diagnosed with a lower abdominal strain that is expected to sideline him at least a week.
DENVER (AP) — After falling into a big deficit in the first half, the New Orleans Pelicans had to play their way out of their early struggles.
PHOENIX (AP) — Whatever New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said to Julius Randle at halftime worked.
Randle scored 16 of his 22 points in the third quarter, leading the Pelicans to...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says guard E'Twaun Moore is ready to return from a lower leg strain that sidelined him for two games and is expected to play Sunday night against Miami.
Gentry says forward Nikola Mirotic is missing his second straight game with a right ankle injury.
Moore, who has started all but three of 27 games in which he has played, has averaged 14 points per game this season. Recently he shifted into primary reserve role.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans have ruled out forward Nikola Mirotic from Monday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers because of an illness.
Mirotic's absence, announced shortly before tip-off, removes one of New Orleans' top scoring threats from the lineup.
Mirotic has been averaging 18.9 points and leads the Pelicans with 60 made 3-pointers in 24 games.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had 10 field goals for New Orleans against Denver on Saturday night. That's not a bad total, but it doesn't begin to tell the whole story about how he carried the Pelicans.
Davis added 20-for-21 shooting from the free throw line and finished with 40 points, eight rebounds and eight assists as the Pelicans defeated the Nuggets 125-115 Saturday night.
Davis' performance on Saturday followed a 43-point effort a night earlier in a win over New York.
TORONTO (AP) — E'Twaun Moore doesn't need much to get on a shooting roll.
"I hit one and I feel like I'm on fire," he joked.
Then he helped cool off the Toronto Raptors.
Anthony Davis had 25 points and a season-high 20 rebounds, Moore scored a season-high 30 points and the New Orleans Pelicans beat Toronto 126-110 on Monday night, snapping the Raptors' six-game winning streak.
Moore connected on 13 of 18 attempts, going 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free-agent guard Elfrid Payton and re-signed guard Ian Clark.
New Orleans announced the roster moves Monday along with the formal signing of former Lakers forward Julius Randle, who agreed last week to a two-year contract worth about $18 million. Payton and Clark each have signed for one year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kevin Durant had 38 points and nine rebounds as Golden State soundly defeated the New Orleans Pelicans 118-92 on Sunday to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.
The Warriors responded to their 19-point loss in Game 3 with a resounding effort that produced a wire-to-wire win with leads as large as 26 points.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's Damian Lillard says he likes the first-round matchup against the Pelicans, but in almost the same breath he lists the reasons why New Orleans is dangerous.
After splitting their four regular-season meetings, the third-seeded Blazers and sixth-seeded Pelicans open the playoffs Saturday night at the Moda Center.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans' playoff hopes got a lift from E'Twaun Moore and Anthony Davis' return to form.
Moore scored 30 points, and Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds to help the Pelicans rout the Memphis Grizzlies 123-95 on Wednesday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry says Jrue Holiday has the flu and is not in the lineup for Tuesday night's game against Dallas.
The resulting lineup shuffle means small forward Solomon Hill, who had played in only one game this season after coming back from a hamstring tear, will make his first start of the campaign.
Guard E'Twaun Moore, who has often started on the wing this season, was moved to shooting guard against the Mavericks.
HOUSTON (AP) — Clint Capela scored a career-high 28 points, James Harden had 26 points and 17 assists and the Houston Rockets beat the New Orleans Pelicans 130-123 on Monday night for their 10th straight victory.
The game was tied with about three minutes remaining after Harden made two free throws. Those were the first of seven straight points by Harden that put Houston up 124-119 with 1:30 left.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins employed a hesitation dribble between his legs as he approached center Kenneth Faried in the lane. The Pelicans big man then spun between Faried and converging Denver forward Wilson Chandler and was fouled as he converted a leaning scoop off the glass.
It was perhaps the best of many highlights for Cousins, who had 40 points, 22 rebounds and four blocks to help New Orleans down Denver 123-114 on Wednesday night.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Stephen Curry will miss a minimum of two weeks after an MRI exam on his injured right ankle Tuesday revealed a sprain.
The Golden State Warriors say their leading scorer and two-time league MVP will be re-evaluated in two weeks. That means Curry is out for Wednesday night's game in his hometown of Charlotte, where the MRI took place.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Stephen Curry was in good spirits, but a little annoyed with himself as he stood on crutches in Golden State's locker room.
After all the work he'd done to lead the Warriors back from a 21-point deficit in New Orleans, he went for a steal that his team didn't really need in the waning moments, stepped on E'Twaun Moore's foot and sprained his right ankle.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Pelicans were motivated against the Trail Blazers by a tough loss the night before and the absence of Anthony Davis.
DeMarcus Cousins had 38 points and New Orleans — missing Davis because of a pelvic injury — beat Portland 123-116 on Saturday night.
E'Twaun Moore added 19 points, including four 3-pointers for the Pelicans, who were playing the second of a back-to-back after a loss to the Jazz the night before. They snapped a three-game losing skid.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A couple of seasons overseas appears to have turned Darius Miller into the clutch jump shooter the Pelicans hoped they were getting when they made him a second-round draft choice in 2012.
Miller hit four 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, when he scored 14 of his career-high 21 points, and New Orleans overcame a sloppy performance to beat the struggling Atlanta Hawks 106-105 on Monday night.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jimmy Butler insisted he wasn't merely trying to earn foul shots when he faked Pelicans guard E'Twaun Moore into the air, 20 feet from the basket, with the score tied in the final minute.
"I was trying to get a bucket," Butler said, agreeing that it wasn't an easy shot with the 6-foot-4 Moore coming down on him as he put up his jumper. "It's crazy to me, though, because I make the hard ones, but I cannot make wide-open jump shots to save my life right now."
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the New Orleans Pelicans pulled away for a convincing 123-101 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Pelicans say veteran guard Rajon Rondo is expected to be sidelined about four to six weeks following surgery on Tuesday to repair a core muscle injury.
Rondo's injury occurred during New Orleans' preseason game at Oklahoma City on Friday night.
The Pelicans say Rondo traveled after the injury to Philadelphia, where he was operated on by sports hernia specialist Dr. William Meyers.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Dallas guard Devin Harris has been ejected from Wednesday night's game against New Orleans after angrily protesting calls made by official Ben Taylor.
Harris was assessed two quick technical fouls by Taylor, the first after Harris protested Taylor's decision to whistle him for a personal foul when he collided with Pelicans' guard Jordan Crawford.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis wore his old, blue Kentucky jersey to Sunday night's Pelicans game against Minnesota.
He said he wore it for good luck, adding: "We needed it."
By "we," Davis meant Kentucky, not the Pelicans, who finally seem to have adjusted to the seismic lineup shift caused by the acquisition of All-Star big man DeMarcus Cousins a month ago.
Davis had 28 points and 12 rebounds, and New Orleans won for the fourth time in five games by defeating the Timberwolves 123-109 on Sunday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins scored 22 points, Anthony Davis had 15 points and 15 rebounds and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Portland Trail Blazers 100-77 on Tuesday night.
Cousins had nine rebounds and three assists. He made 9 of 17 2-point shots but missed all five of his 3-point attempts.
TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 10 assists, and made the tiebreaking jumper with 4.3 seconds left in overtime as the Toronto Raptors outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 108-106 on Tuesday night.
Jonas Valanciunas added 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Lowry matched his season high from 3-point range, going 6 of 14. It was the Raptors' third straight win over the Pelicans, and their ninth in the last 11 meetings.