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The Jake Layman Game might forever be linked to Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans

The role of luck in poor Pelican seasons.

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NBA Preview: New Orleans Pelicans try to find footing in Memphis against free-falling Grizzlies on MLK Day

Anthony Davis will not play, but New Orleans still has a solid chance of getting back into the win column.

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Anatomy of Disaster: Anthony Davis’ latest finger injury may be final blow for Pelicans in miserable 2018-19 campaign

New Orleans will be without their best player during what was already shaping up to be the most critical stretch of the season.

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New Orleans Pelicans look disheveled in another defensive disaster, losing 128-112 to Portland Trail Blazers

Forget watching any highlights. Alvin Gentry’s rant in postgame told you everything you needed to know about this stinker.

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