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    The Pelicans’ Surprisingly Reasonable Path to a Top-10 Defense

    As we all know, the Pelicans have again endured countless injuries which have again derailed the team’s quest for its first playoff berth since Chris Paul left town. Despite this recurring theme,...

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    Quotes, Stats, and Moleskin Moments: Pels Lose A Tough One to the Rockets

    The New Orleans Pelicans (37-34) suffered a huge loss to the Houston Rockets (48-24). The Pelicans lead by as many as 17 in the second quarter, but went into the half...

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    Game On: Pelicans take on Rockets

    The New Orleans Pelicans (37-33) takes on the Houston Rockets (47-23), in a game with major playoff implications. The two teams have been heading in very different directions of late. The...

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    Learning the Hard Way: Late Game Defense

    “The thing that I liked about it was our guys felt bad about the execution down the stretch, and about the way we won. And I had to bring them back a little...

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    The Horror: Pelicans Blown Out in Oakland

    The New Orleans Pelicans were blown out by the Golden State Warriors in Oakland last night. With a starting lineup’s worth of players missing (Jrue Holiday, Ryan Anderson, Anthony Davis, and...

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    Moleskin Moments: Pels Sneak Past Bucks

    1Q 9:16. @PelicansNBA came out strong, making jumpshots and taking advantage of the offensive glass. 7-0 Pels 8:56 Lots of dribble hand-offs from the bigs to guards early. Momentum carrying them...

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    Game On: Pelicans v. Bucks

    With a win tonight, the New Orleans Pelicans can reclaim the eighth and final playoff spot as they take on the Milwaukee Bucks. The Pelicans hope to rebound from their 118-111...

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    Moleskin Moments: Pels Lose Double Overtime Thriller to the Nuggets

    The Pels didn’t attack Ty Lawson as much on defense as they did in their 99-92 victory over the Nuggets earlier this month, with Evans nor Gordon attacking him on the...

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    Super Sunday Match-up: Denver Nuggets v. New Orleans

    After playing seven games in ten nights, the New Orleans Pelicans (36-29) had four days off, and now return to action against the Denver Nuggets (25-41). The Nuggets currently lead the...

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    Recap: Pelicans Topple Nets

    The New Orleans Pelicans thoroughly defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-91. The win makes it three straight for New Orleans (5-2 over the last ten days, 9-2 over their last 11 games)...

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    Breaking Down Omer Asik’s Defensive Game Winners

    Earlier in the season I broke down the game winning shot Tyreke Evans had against the Toronto Raptors. Last week Omer Asik decided he wanted to win the Pelicans a game...

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    Moleskin Moments: Pelicans Out-Ugly Nuggets for the Win

    The Pelicans have been finding ways to win since Jrue Holiday reaggravted his injury, and Anthony Davis and Ryan Anderson both went down against Miami. Winning home games when role players...

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    Anatomy of a Win (And Watching a Winner Being Built.)

    When the Miami Heat vs. the New Orleans Pelicans was picked to be the ESPN game, I doubt they had yesterday’s game in mind. Anthony Davis and Chris Bosh both being...

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    Optimizing Omer: Part 2

    In Part 1 of this series, I outlined Omer Asik’s role, which is to defend, rebound, and protect Anthony Davis. He is accomplishing this role, yet is subject to a high...

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    Optimizing Omer: Part 1

    How quickly we forget. After consecutive seasons of atrocious defense, the Pelicans are in the midst of a defensive revival. It’s not that they’re fantastic – they rank 21st in Nylon...

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    Evaluating Project Asik-and-Destroy

    For two years, the Pelicans struggled to find a center to play next to Anthony Davis. Last season, the Pels featured the 3 headed monster of Withey, Stiemsma, and Ajinca. Before...

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    Starting Slow and Finishing Weak

    Through the first month of this season the Pelicans have hovered right around .500. We’ve seen some good, some bad, and unfortunately, the surprisingly unsurprising happened and injury has again thrown...

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    Piecing Together the Pelicans Rotation Without Gordon

    Eric Gordon is out indefinitely with a torn labrum. Depending on whether he needs surgery or not, Gordon could miss two weeks, or the majority of the season. He has started...

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    Some of My New Orleans Pelicans Claims After 5 Games

    In the past couple of weeks, I’ve raised some points and made some claims about the New Orleans Pelicans. Let’s do quick check-in after 5 games, see what’s happening. About the...

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    Pelicans Go BIG Against the Magic

    For 69 beautiful seconds in the 4th quarter last night, the Pelicans line up featured the three-headed monster of Davis, Anderson, and Asik… at the same time. The gigantic lineup included...

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