Tag: Gameday

  • Season Finale – Pels v Wolves

    So . . . I believe there was some defense played in the first few minutes of this game.  By the Wolves.  Then both sides pretty much turned it into an All-Star game . . . with one side having the stars?   Sort of stars? Really, we shouldn’t have expected more.  Only 7 players […]

  • Game On: Pels vs Wolves, but . . . some other stuff

    It’s an irrelevant game since the Pels draft position is set at 6.  This season, however, could be anything but irrelevant.  Most people – and organizations – make changes in response to pain.  They are not pro-active. Well, I can’t think of anything more painful (in respect to basketball) than the season we just went […]

  • Pelicans slog way to another loss

    It was the fourth game in five nights for the Pelicans, and it ended predictably: with a loss and an injury.  Ajinca left after hurting his shoulder in the fourth – and other than a few brief moments in the first quarter – the team looked exhausted.  That’s not surprising with only 9 guys available […]

  • Pelicans fight hard but fall to Celtics

    The Pels showed a lot of gumption against the Celtics, and despite being down by as much as 16 at one point, had the game tied with just a minute and a half to go.  They even generated a couple decent looks to take the lead from that point but they didn’t fall and the Celtics physical […]

  • Game On: Pelicans at Celtics

    The Pelicans catch a break tonight as Evan Turner will miss the game with an eye abrasion.  Since Turner is, you know, probably the Celtics 7th best player, this game will be close.  Or the neo-Pelicans may just run into a team that ranks 10th in offense and 4th in defense, realize they are mostly d-league […]

  • 76ers beat Pelicans, Everyone Wins

    Yup. Pels got a loss and retained their spot near the bottom of the league. The Sixers get to avoid tying the worst-season ever record.  Would I have liked it to be more competitive?  Sure.  But what are you going to do when MVP Carl Landry is going nuts on you? (Yes, there were MVP […]

  • Game On: Pelicans @ 76ers

    I’m not sure how many people in Philly will be at this game – considering the quality of players being fielded and the fact Villanova took the national title game last night.  There might be much partying and less bad 76ers watching. And boy are these Sixers bad.  It’s possible, should they not win another […]

  • Pelicans Win With 38th Different Starting Lineup

    The Pelicans might only have the 25th best record in the league, but they have used the most starting lineups thus far into the season, that’s got to count for something, right? The Pels’ more recent starting lineup choices have been based on availability rather than strategy, but the type of players added in the […]

  • New Pelicans Face a Difficult Task on Second of Back-to-Back

    Tonight’s 8/7CT affair marks an interesting twist for the careers of many on this Pelicans team. Take James Ennis, the most recent addition to the flock. He had played less than an hour’s worth of minutes all season. After 24 last night tho, he could well double his total minutes in 2 days. Dell Demps […]

  • Spurs Move to 38-0 at Home, best Home Start in NBA History

    Yes the Spurs won tonight, but the game went to the final minute, a credit to the play of the Pelicans. After a fairly even first half, in which both teams struggled to score consistently, the Spurs pulled away from the Pelicans, outscoring New Orleans by 11. Falling behind as many as 18, the Pelicans […]

  • Spurs Contemplate Resting Players While Pelicans Lay Players to Rest

    I must admit the image above isn’t 100% accurate, the Pelicans signed James Ennis to a 10-day today. The 6′ 7″ 2013 second round pick has played a couple minutes for Miami and Memphis this year, and most recently the Iowa Energy of the D-League. Tonight could mark his 11th appearance of the season as the Pelicans […]

  • Pels Out-Tanked in 99-91 Win over New York

    Not a lot of defense and not a lot of good offense led to competitive match (on the scoreboard at least) between two teams who seem to have called it a season early. But to the Pelicans credit, their bad defensive possessions and offensive struggles didn’t stem from motivational issues, the team came out and […]

  • Tank-Mania Monday Edition: 6th Place Pels v Now 8th Knicks

    The New Orleans Pelicans (26-46) host the New York Knicks (30-44) tonight in the Smoothie King Center, tip off is for 8/7CT. Alvin Gentry is finding it hard to field a team these days, he is up to 35 different starting lineups used and the team is up to 253 games missed to injury by […]

  • Pelicans Crumble Under the Heat

    Jrue Holiday is a good player and a tough competitor, but burdened with the ultimate green light he struggled mightily. As a number one option a lot of his shots looked forced tonight, and it showed in the stat sheet and on the scoreboard: 7/23 shooting and a loss by 14. He got it going […]

  • Game On: Pelicans Host the Heat

    While it seems the plug has been pulled on the season, there are still 13 games left to play and tonight the New Orleans Pelicans host the 40-29 Miami Heat. The previous matchup was one of the ugliest games ever witnessed on Christmas Day, and it somehow went to overtime. Forcing people to watch more […]

  • Pelicans play hard in second half

    Now THAT was a game of runs.  Portland put the Pelicans in an early hole, running out to a 28-15 lead in the first.  The Pels then spread the floor with Babbitt, Anderson and Frazier coming in and they cut the deficit to 32-28 before finishing the quarter only down 6. Then things got a […]

  • Game On: Trailblazers @ Pelicans

    Portland comes into tonight’s game in a bit of a schedule-driven funk. They’ve planed 9 of their last eleven games on the road, played last night in San Antonio – and still have to look forward to a stop in Dallas before finally arriving home for a few days. Considering that – and that they’ve […]

  • Pelicans Sweep Kings, Now Know They Aren’t THAT Bad

    Well the Pelicans put together a really good performance tonight. Ball movement, great debuts, whacky lineups, and, well, not a lot of defense, led to a pretty entertaining night overall. Davis had 27-14-2-2, just a typical night for him these days. Anderson found his groove, as I mentioned in the pre-game a trip back home […]

  • GameOn: Pelicans Travel To Sacramento with Season Series in Hand

    The Pelicans have won all 3 matchups with the Kings so far this season but sit 2 games behind them in the league standings. What a season it has been, with just 18 games left a top 5 draft pick is within grasp. One win in their last 9 has put the Pels just 3.5 […]

  • Game On: Pelicans @ Warriors

    How do I want to start this preview off? Bear with me as I try a few different things here… The reeling New Orleans Pelicans take on the Association-best Golden State Warriors tonight in California? Losers of 7 of their last 8 games, the Pelicans take on the 30-0 at home, Warriors tonight in Oracle […]

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