• Game On: Clippers at Pelicans

    Tonight, the Pelicans (24-22) continue their homestand against the Clippers (32-14), owners of the longest active winning streak in the Western Conference (6). According to Hollinger’s power rankings formula on ESPN.com (which takes...

  • New Orleans Pelicans’ Mid-Season Report Card

    With the New Orleans Pelicans’ season now officially halfway complete, it is a good time to take a look back and see how the team has fared relative to expectations. In this...

  • Game On: Pelicans @ Knicks

    In typical 2014-15 Pelicans fashion, New Orleans followed up arguably their ugliest loss of the year in Philly with one of their most impressive victories of the season last night in...

  • Pelicans Outplay Pistons from Start to Finish in 105-94 Victory

    With Jrue Holiday out with an injured ankle, the New Orleans Pelicans trotted out a starting lineup of Evans, Gordon, Cunningham, Davis, and Asik. This decision was an interesting one, as there is little...

  • Game On: Pelicans @ Pistons

    Tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans continue their Eastern Conference road trip with a stop in Detroit to take on a revitalized Pistons team after the release of Josh Smith. A team that...

  • Bourbon Street Shots 2015 Resolutions

    This site has been around for nearly 10 years, but it is still very much a work in progress. Not only is the team constantly evolving, but since the site has come...

  • Pelicans Scoop: First Trimester Review

    1) What are your general impressions of the Pelicans after 30 games? Are you disappointed, satisfied, or somewhere in-between? Mason Ginsberg: Satisfied with the offense, disappointed with the defense. Despite gripes...

  • In the NO Podcast Ep 199: Any hope for the Playoffs?

    Mason Ginsberg joins me to talk about whether the Pelicans have a chance to get into the playoff picture this year or not. Then we pick Western Conference stars to curse,...

  • Time for a Change in the Starting Lineup?

    After the injury to Eric Gordon, Coach Monty Williams untimately settled on a Pelicans starting lineup of Jrue Holiday, Tyreke Evans, Luke Babbitt, Anthony Davis, and Omer Asik. The prevailing idea, here,...

  • Tyreke Evans and the Elusive Free Throw Line

    In almost every way, Tyreke Evans is producing at the same high level this season that he reached last year. From a statistical perspective, Evans’ rebounds, assists, and steals are down...

  • Flat Pelicans Performance Leads to 96-84 road loss to Pacers

    In the NBA, teams that make shots tend to do better than teams that miss. I know, shocking, right? That fact is true for more than just the obvious reason, though....

  • Pelicans at Pacers: Open Thread

    The Pelicans finish up their quick two-game road trip in Indiana tonight with a match-up against the Pacers. Before the game, I recommend reading this nice “bittersweet” column written by Gregg Doyel of the...

  • Pelicans’ Late Game Defense Seals 101-99 Victory over Thunder

    Instead of starting this recap with words, let’s start with a beautiful, beautiful picture: This chart, my friends, displays the Oklahoma City Thunder’s shots during the final 5 minutes of the 4th...

  • Pelicans @ Clippers: Observations

    Though this game arguably provided a better match-up for the Pelicans than the game against the Warriors two nights ago, the Clippers broke things open in the 3rd quarter and never let...

  • New Orleans Pelicans at Los Angeles Clippers Open Thread

    The Pelicans continue their trip through California with their first of two games on back-to-back nights in Los Angeles. Up first is a match-up against Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and the Clippers. First,...

  • New Orleans Pelicans Fill Final Roster Spot with PG Gal Mekel

    (Photo courtesy of Dallas News Photograpgy) The Pelicans, likely in large part due their lack of guard depth after the injury to Eric Gordon, have signed 6’3″ point guard Gal Mekel to join Dante...

  • Pelicans Scoop: Eric Gordon Injury Impact

    A few of our writers give their takes on what impact Eric Gordon’s torn labrum will have on the New Orleans Pelicans. 1) If it were up to you, who would...

  • Anthony Davis: Destroyer of the Basketball-Reference Play Index

    The Pelicans are now 10 games into the 82-game NBA season, sitting at 6-4 after splitting a road back-to-back in Portland and Sacramento. The biggest single contributor to New Orleans’ winning record, of course, is the...

  • Finding the Right Role for Eric Gordon

    There are good and bad things to evaluate from last night’s loss to the Dallas Mavericks; Michael McNamara and James Grayson chronicled many of those takeaways. Undoubtedly one of the biggest concerns...

  • Rounding out the Rotation: the Pelicans’ Seventh Man

    With only four days until the Pelicans’ regular season opener, the top of the team’s rotation is largely set in stone. The team will trot out a back court of Jrue...

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