Behind the Numbers presented by HUB International: Pelicans at Bucks (2/25/18)

February 25, 2018

A look at three key numbers related to Sunday’s game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center between New Orleans and Milwaukee (2 p.m. Central, Fox Sports New Orleans, WRNO 99.5 FM): 27.3: Anthony Davis’ career scoring average against Milwaukee, his third-highest vs. the other 29 NBA teams. The five-time All-Star has been on a roll lately, and if his past results in meetings with the Bucks are any indication, there’s…

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Five things to know about the Pelicans on Feb. 25, 2018

February 25, 2018

1)      New Orleans (32-26) visits Milwaukee (33-25) at 2 p.m. Central this afternoon in an intriguing interconference matchup. Pregame on Fox Sports New Orleans and WRNO 99.5 FM begins at 1:30. 2)      The Pelicans are seeking their fifth straight victory, which would be their longest winning streak since February/March 2015. 3)      Watch our Road Trip Preview of Pelicans-Bucks, hosted by Daniel Sallerson. 4)      Read more on how Anthony Davis has…

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After unprecedented 45-17-5-5 line, Anthony Davis in midst of his best four-game stretch of NBA career

February 24, 2018

The site of New Orleans’ Sunday afternoon road game may be known as the home of the “Greek Freak,” but after Anthony Davis put up a first-of-its-kind stat line Friday, Pelicans teammates were forced to use a similar descriptive, attempting to put into words a 45-point, 17-rebound, five-block, five-steal performance. “AD was already playing a high level, but he’s really doing freakishly, crazy things,” said incredulous Pelicans center Emeka Okafor,…

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Game 58: Pelicans-Heat Postgame Quotes 2-23-18

Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry On the overtime win: “Boring game…Nothing exciting about it. No. I thought both teams played extremely hard and [the Miami HEAT] a hard team to play, especially coming out of the break because they probably play as hard as any team in the league. They’ve got a big guy (Hassan Whiteside) that does a great job of protecting the basket. Then they have guards, especially…

February 24, 2018
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Postgame recap: Pelicans 124, Heat 123 (OT)

February 24, 2018

Pelicans (32-26), Heat (30-29) Anthony Davis raised his arms, yelled to the Smoothie King Center crowd and began high-fiving fans in the first row across from the New Orleans bench. After another superb performance by the five-time All-Star and his sidekick in the Pelicans’ backcourt Friday, it was time to celebrate. Davis piled up 45 points, 17 rebounds and five blocks, joining Jrue Holiday in coming up with countless key…

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Pelicans shootaround update presented by HUB International: New Orleans-Miami a contrast in styles

February 23, 2018

A season-long effort to push the pace and make the New Orleans Pelicans a faster, more attacking offensive team has largely been successful: Through 57 games, they’re the NBA’s third-ranked team in tempo, averaging 102.08 possessions per 48 minutes. Since DeMarcus Cousins was sidelined by injury Jan. 26, that number has increased to 105.24 possessions, which is No. 1 in the league during that timeframe. Friday’s guest in the Smoothie…

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Pelicans News Around the Web (02-23-2018)

February 23, 2018

Pelicans in middle of what’s shaping up to be riveting West playoff race If a 24-hour period prior to the NBA All-Star break was any indication, fans of a handful of Western Conference playoff hopefuls are in for a fascinating final two months of the 2017-18 regular season. Read more » Pelicans in a race for playoff position in final leg of season For many, the All-Star Game represents a…

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Alvin Gentry Show: February 22, 2018

February 23, 2018

Catch The Alvin Gentry Show on WRNO 99.5 FM every Thursday night during the season as the head coach of your New Orleans Pelicans discusses upcoming matchups, player news and more. Daniel Sallerson recaps Anthony Davis in the All-Star game Sean Kelley sits down with Alvin Gentry for part 1 of his one-on-one interview Sean Kelley sits down with Alvin Gentry for part 2 of his one-on-one interview Sean Kelley…

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Pelicans in middle of what's shaping up to be riveting West playoff race

February 22, 2018

If a 24-hour period prior to the NBA All-Star break was any indication, fans of a handful of Western Conference playoff hopefuls are in for a fascinating final two months of the 2017-18 regular season. When New Orleans rolled to a Feb. 14 home victory over the Lakers – its third straight win – it seemed reasonable to expect that the Pelicans would gain ground on at least one of…

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