COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — USA Basketball's national team roster under consideration for the FIBA World Cup lost another name Saturday when New York's Julius Randle pulled out, citing a family...
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Knicks have finalized contracts with Marcus Morris and Reggie Bullock, two of their offseason additions.
The forwards join Julius Randle, Bobby Portis, Taj...
New Orleans Pelicans (32-48, 13th in the Western Conference) vs. Sacramento Kings (39-41, ninth in the Western Conference)
Phoenix faces New Orleans in conference matchup
Phoenix; Friday, 10 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Western Conference foes Phoenix and New Orleans square off at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Charlotte Hornets (35-42, 10th in the Eastern Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (32-46, 12th in the Western Conference)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Alex Caruso followed up a breakaway dunk with his fourth 3-pointer of the game, several of his Lakers teammates sprang off the bench in a high-stepping, dance-like...
New Orleans plays Los Angeles in conference matchup
Los Angeles Lakers (34-42, 11th in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (32-45, 12th in the Western Conference)
Randle has 34 points, Pelicans beat Kings 121-118
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Pelicans forward Christian Wood suddenly feels fortunate that he was sent packing by one of the top teams in the NBA.
Playing in just his third game for New Orleans since...
Pelicans take on the Kings on 3-game losing streak
Sacramento Kings (37-37, ninth in the Western Conference) vs. New Orleans Pelicans (31-45, 12th in the Western Conference)
Nowitzki passes Wilt but Pelicans top Mavs 129-125 in OT
DALLAS (AP) — For the 7-footer who has built a Hall of Fame career shooting from the outside, it was the perfect way to reach his latest milestone.
Pelicans’ Holiday diagnosed with abdominal strain
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.
Favors, Gobert push Jazz past Pelicans 114-104
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz center Rudy Gobert slammed the door on another Pelicans comeback bid with a soaring, right-handed dunk over Julius Randle.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Even with Anthony Davis on the bench, New Orleans refused to give up.
After trailing most of the way Monday night, the Pelicans pushed the pace and clamped down on...
Holiday scores 29, Pelicans beat Nuggets 120-112
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.
Randle scores 22, Pelicans beat Suns 130-116
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...
LeBron’s 33 send Lakers past Davis’ Pelicans, 125-119
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis' first night in Los Angeles since the trade deadline started with a loud pregame ovation from Lakers fans still hoping he'll wear their team's uniform someday...
Pelicans lose Davis, beat Thunder 131-122
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis grimaced and didn't move his left arm as he walked off the court at halftime.
Whether those were Davis' final moments in a Pelicans uniform — or whether he even plays in this weekend's All-Star Game — remains to be seen.
Davis leaves with shoulder injury, Pelicans beat Thunder
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Julius Randle capped a 33-point, 11-rebound performance with three clutch baskets in the final minutes, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite losing All-Star Anthony Davis to a shoulder injury after the first half.
Randle scores 31, Pelicans beat Bulls 125-120 without Davis
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Davis watched near the end of the bench, looking sharp in a maroon sport coat as he waited to see if the New Orleans Pelicans would grant his wish.
The All-Star forward wants to be traded. The Pelicans didn't need him to beat the struggling Chicago Bulls.
Julius Randle scored 31 points to lead New Orleans to a 125-120 victory on Wednesday night.
Balanced Pelicans easily top Grizzlies without injured Davis
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Jahlil Okafor stepped into the starting lineup for the injured Anthony Davis and had his best game of the season.
Okafor scored a season-high 20 points, matched a season best with 10 rebounds and added two blocks to help the balanced New Orleans Pelicans beat the reeling Memphis Grizzlies 105-85 on Monday.
The Pelicans played their first game since announcing Davis would miss 1-2 weeks with a left index finger sprain. Okafor filled in nicely.
Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 128-112 win over Pelicans
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Giving up 20 points in a quarter to a reserve forward may have been just the thing to let New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry air his many grievances with his team's defense.
Damian Lillard scored 22 points and eight assists to lead the Portland Trail Blazers to a 128-112 win over the Pelicans on Friday night.
CJ McCollum and reserve forward Jake Layman each had 20 points for Portland. Layman got all his scoring in the second quarter.
Davis scores 46, Pelicans beat Clippers 121-117
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Anthony Davis missed his first five shots and scored just four points in the first quarter, announcing to his teammates on the bench that he stunk.
Pelicans send Cavaliers to 9th straight loss, 133-98
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew hoped a team meeting following a blowout loss a night earlier would move his struggling team in a positive direction.
Instead, Cleveland's ninth straight loss was its most lopsided of the season.
Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle both scored 22 points, and the New Orleans Pelicans routed the Cavaliers 133-98 on Saturday.
Randle, Miller lead Pelicans past Wolves, 123-114
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It would seem the last thing the struggling Pelicans needed was to find out shortly before tip-off that perennial All-Star Anthony Davis was too sick to play.
But with Elfrid Payton returning to the lineup, they not only managed to stay competitive with Minnesota, but also kicked a recent habit of wilting in crunch time.
Harden scores 41 as Rockets keep rolling, beat Pelicans
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, becoming the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson to record at least 35 points and five assists in seven consecutive games, to power the Houston Rockets to a 108-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.
Harden had 26 points in the first half and reached 40 for the third straight game. He was 7 for 16 from 3-point range, made all 14 free throws and added six assists.
Davis scores 48, Pelicans edge Doncic, Mavs 114-112
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis hit a go-ahead, fall-away jumper with 43.9 seconds left and scored a season-high 48 points to outduel rookie Luka Doncic and lift the New Orleans Pelicans over the Dallas Mavericks 114-112 on Friday night.
Doncic helps Mavs top Pelicans 122-119 to end 6-game skid
DALLAS (AP) — Devin Harris faked once, twice, three times before making a 3-pointer in a big fourth quarter for the Dallas Mavericks.
There was no such hesitation from 19-year-old Luka Doncic on the decisive play in the final minute.
Doncic scored 21 points, including the tiebreaking free throws with 30 seconds left, and the Mavericks ended a six-game losing streak with a 122-119 victory against the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.
LeBron James gets triple-double, Lakers top Pelicans 112-104
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James got plenty of attention this week for his comments about Anthony Davis, prompting allegations of tampering and ramping up speculation about the two superstars playing together for the Los Angeles Lakers.
It turns out James is also pretty good at playing with his current teammates.
James had 22 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.
James gets triple-double as Lakers beat Pelicans 112-104
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James had 22 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-104 on Friday night.
James got his third triple-double with the Lakers and No. 76 for his career, helping Los Angeles to its sixth consecutive home win. Kyle Kuzma had 23 points, and Ivica Zubac set season highs with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
Davis’ 44 points, 18 rebounds, helps Pelicans top Thunder
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis smiled slightly and joked about his relative youth when the topic of his heavy workload came up.
His nearly 40 minutes on the court against Oklahoma City was hardly an anomaly this season, but Davis isn't ready to plead for more rest yet.
Davis scored 44 points and grabbed 18 rebounds, and the inconsistent New Orleans Pelicans narrowly held on to defeat the Thunder 118-114 on Wednesday night.
Morris (31 pts) leads depleted Celtics past Pelicans 113-100
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving's shoulder wasn't sore enough to keep him from cheering for Marcus Morris Sr. when he hit three 3-pointers to start the second half and propel Boston to a double-digit lead.
Al Horford's injured knee didn't keep him from leaping to his feet when Jayson Tatum drove past Anthony Davis for a dunk.
Holiday scores 37 points, Pelicans beat slumping Pistons
DETROIT (AP) — Alvin Gentry knew he needed Anthony Davis.
The New Orleans Pelicans coach didn't get his star at 100 percent. It was still enough.
Davis left with a right hip injury after a first-quarter collision with Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin and missed the rest of the first half.
Randle, Davis push Pelicans past Mavericks 132-106
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis noticed that his rebounding numbers were lower than usual against the Dallas Mavericks. Davis also knew why, and he wasn't about to complain about it, as long as it was Pelicans teammate Julius Randle getting to the ball instead.
Davis, Holiday lead Pelicans past Wizards 125-104
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis gave the Pelicans' latest lineup tweak a ringing endorsement.
Davis had 28 points and 15 rebounds as New Orleans stemmed a four-game slide with an up-tempo 125-104 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry adjusted his starting five by inserting Tim Frazier at point guard and moving Jrue Holiday to shooting guard, where he could focus more on finding his shot than running the offense.
Davis, Randle lead Pelicans past Spurs, 140-126
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As a contested layup by Pelicans guard Ian Clark caromed off the rim, Julius Randle barreled into the paint, grabbed the offensive rebound and quickly fired it to the perimeter, where Darius Miller caught it in rhythm and nailed a 3-pointer.
It was the kind of effective hustle play that Randle has been providing in bunches lately, just as the Pelicans hoped he would when they acquired him to help fill the void left by DeMarcus Cousins' departure in free agency.
Davis scores 40, leads the Pelicans past the Nuggets 125-115
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.