• Game Recap Lose 1

    Thunder Beat Pelicans, Basketball Gods are Merciless

    The most important things that happened tonight were unfortunately injuries to Brian Roberts (ankle) and Tyreke Evans (bone bruise in knee). Each player did not return to the game after his...

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    Game On: Pelicans @ Thunder

    “4 games left, 4 games left..” I mutter to myself as I write this game preview. The 32-46 New Orleans Pelicans travel to OKC to face the playoff-bound Thunder, who are...

  • Game Recap Win 4

    Pelicans Drop Jazz, AD Leaves with Injury

    The good news is that the Pelicans managed to hold off the struggling Jazz. The bad news is that Anthony Davis went down with an ankle injury. Luckily, it didn’t appear to be...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Utah Jazz

    I don’t know whether to be confident or scared to death. The injury-maligned Pelicans have struggled against teams with winning records all season, yet they just posted a 4 game win...

  • Game Recap Win 1

    Pelicans Drop Hawks to Open Babbitt Season

    Like a bad itch, it was just eating away at him. Monty Williams put in Luke Babbitt late in the 3rd quarter and it paid serious dividends, opening up acres of...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans @ Atlanta Hawks

    The New Orleans Pelicans visit the 31-35 Atlanta Hawks, who are riding a 5 game win streak. The Hawks may be hot now, but their recent win streak came after a...

  • Game Recap Lose 3

    Suns Execute Down Stretch, Outlast Pelicans

    What a bizarre day. The Pelicans reported that Jrue Holiday will be out for the rest of the season after he underwent successful surgery. This piece of news left me in...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans at Phoenix Suns

    Well, I certainly didn’t see it. Phoenix enters tonight’s game at a 33-24 record, good for 8th in the West and a far cry from what I expected the team to...

  • Game Recap Lose 1

    Pelicans Drop Heartbreaker to Wizards

    The New Orleans Pelicans dropped a heartbreaker to the Washington Wizards tonight, losing 98-97 on a last second Nene dunk. We’ll talk more about the end of this game in a...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans @ Washington Wizards

    The 23-31 Pelicans will be visiting the 26-28 Wizards on the second night of a back tonight. The Wizards, though below .500, are in the playoff hunt in the East and...

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    Chris Paul and the Tales of Yesteryear

    Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. -Arthur Schopenhauer The NBA is graced with magnificent athletes- guys who can do...

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    Understanding the Trade Market: the Problem With Redundancy Redundancy

    Picture this. You’re playing an NBA video game and you’re creating a player. You have no limits on the amount of skill points you assign to him. If you’re me and...

  • Game Recap Win 3

    Pelicans Beat Magic, Anthony Davis is a Monstar

    Box Score The game set up so well for Anthony Davis. Orlando is still missing Nikola Vucevic, and they played a lot of small ball versus the Pelicans. They simply had...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Orlando Magic

    Tonight, the 17-25 New Orleans Pelicans take on the 12-32 Orlando Magic at home fresh off a hard-fought victory against Detroit. Without Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, and Jason Smith, the narrative...

  • New Orleans Pelicans v Dallas Mavericks

    Anthony Davis: the Beginning is the End

    Amidst a season of disappointing losses, a rash of injuries, and horrible defense, there has been a bright spot in the Pelicans’ future, and it’s Anthony Davis. His production has hardly...

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    Eric Gordon and Changing the Cast

    Much has been made this year about Eric Gordon being the odd man out, long-term, for this franchise. Anthony Davis is the foundation and is here to stay, and though there...

  • Game Recap Lose 4

    Shorthanded Pelicans Dropped by Mavericks

    The news that Jrue Holiday would be out indefinitely with a stress fracture carried with it the assumption that the Pelicans would be a pretty bad team until he got back....

  • Game On Home 2

    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans vs. Dallas Mavericks

    The more things change, the more they stay the same. While I’d like to be able to write a preview detailing how the Pelicans could beat the Mavericks, there was news...

  • Game Recap Win 4

    Pelicans Squeak by Boston, Ryno Gets Hurt

    Good NBA teams should be assassins. Good NBA teams would see a Boston team on the second night of a back to back and lick their chops. The Pelicans are trying...

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    Game On: New Orleans Pelicans @ Boston Celtics

    Bourbon Street Shots is privileged to welcome Adam Lowenstein of Celtics Hub to talk about the new-look Celtics and their season thus far. 1. What is the goal for the Celtics...

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