clock menu more-arrow no yes

2017-18 New Orleans Pelicans Game Recaps

New Orleans Pelicans season comes to a conclusion at hands of sharp-shooting Golden State Warriors, 113-104

New Orleans never, ever quit and did themselves, the coaches and their city proud.

New Orleans Pelicans come up woefully short in Game 4, suffering dreadful 118-92 loss to Golden State Warriors

A lackluster effort across the board results in a disappointing loss.

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans return home and trounce Golden State Warriors, 119-100

After dominant performances from Anthony Davis and Rajon Rondo, plus a strong effort from the supporting cast, the series stands at 2-1.

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans give fantastic effort but aggressive play goes unrewarded in 121-116 loss to Golden State Warriors

The lack of referee whistles was simply too hard to ignore.

2018 NBA Playoffs: “Can’t stand it, I know you planned it.” — Fans cry sabotage in Warriors dominant 123-101 victory over Pelicans in Game 1

Free throw disparities, turnovers, 2nd chance points, missed opportunities and a lack of hustle bring Pelicans Nation back to Earth — hopefully for one night only.

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans complete sweep of Portland Trail Blazers with 131-123 victory, advance to Western Conference semifinals

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday each top the 40-point plateau to help the New Orleans franchise earn their first ever postseason sweep.

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans come home and destroy Portland Trail Blazers 119-102 to take commanding 3-0 series lead

Anthony Davis first home playoff win was a rout!

2018 NBA Playoffs: Jrue Holiday leads New Orleans Pelicans to commanding 2-0 series edge over Portland Trail Blazers with 111-102 victory

Pelicans have won the first two games of the series in the Moda Center!

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans thwart Portland Trail Blazers in series opener, hold on for 97-95 victory

The Pelicans watched a 19-point evaporate but they never wilted! Thanks Jrue and company!!

New Orleans Pelicans close out 2017-18 regular season with emphatic 122-98 win over San Antonio Spurs

Up next, the a first round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers!

New Orleans Pelicans punch ticket to 2018 playoffs with 113-100 victory over Los Angeles Clippers

The drought is over!

New Orleans Pelicans notch biggest victory in three years, knocking off Golden State Warriors, 126-120

The Pelicans moved a step closer to punching their playoff ticket.

With 122-103 victory over Phoenix Suns, New Orleans Pelicans elevate to fifth place in Western Conference standings

Anthony Davis and Nikola Mirotic simply manhandled the young Suns.

New Orleans Pelicans rout injury-ridden Memphis Grizzlies, 123-95

Nikola Mitotic’s new look paid immediate dividends!

New Orleans Pelicans drop fourth straight, lose 109-104 to Oklahoma City Thunder

Suddenly, there’s a real threat Anthony Davis may miss a third consecutive postseason.

New Orleans Pelicans falter in second half as LeBron James leads Cleveland Cavaliers to 107-102 comeback victory

Anthony Davis struggled to match The King’s impact and now the Pelicans are losers of three consecutive games.

New Orleans Pelicans blow golden opportunity, fall to Portland Trail Blazers, 107-103

Despite an Anthony Davis ankle injury and some horrendous shooting and rebounding, the Pelicans had a chance to win the game in the final seconds.

New Orleans Pelicans show effects of mentally and physically draining week, lose 114-91 to Houston Rockets

Saturday’s matchup went about as expected.

New Orleans Pelicans survive scare by dominating Los Angeles Lakers in 4th quarter, winning 128-125

A game featuring offensive explosions from both sides was, of course, won by a defensive stand late.

New Orleans Pelicans grind out hard-fought victory against Indiana Pacers, 96-92

Winning ugly is still winning basketball. Plus, it makes for great preparation for postseason play.

New Orleans Pelicans persevere through injury, beat Dallas Mavericks going away, 115-105

Anthony Davis was his usual spectacular self, but tonight the supporting cast played splendidly in the absence of Jrue Holiday.

New Orleans Pelicans put away short-handed Boston Celtics in second half, 108-89

Anthony Davis and Cheick Diallo combine for 51 points to lead the way.

New Orleans Pelicans lose 107-101 to Houston Rockets, and like Alvin Gentry, were left to ponder questionable NBA officiating

Anthony Davis couldn’t buy a call all night while James Harden was awarded a phantom whistle in a clutch moment.

With Anthony Davis fouling out, New Orleans Pelicans wilt in ugly game to San Antonio Spurs, losing 98-93

AD was victimized by Manu Ginobili in the third quarter for several cheap whistles and then ultimately fouled out with 1:51 remaining in a one-point game.

Jrue Holiday shines in clutch time as New Orleans Pelicans outlast Charlotte Hornets, 119-115

Anthony Davis dropped another MVP line as New Orleans got back into the win column.

Anthony Davis registers first career triple-double but New Orleans Pelicans fall to Utah Jazz, 116-99

Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio proved too much for the Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans 10-game win streak grinds to halt in loss to Washington Wizards, 116-97

Without Anthony Davis, New Orleans struggled immensely.

New Orleans Pelicans beat Sacramento Kings for tenth straight victory but lose Anthony Davis to sprained ankle

The latest win came at a potential cost.

New Orleans Pelicans remain on fire to win ninth straight, outlast Los Angeles Clippers, 121-116

Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday lead the attack yet again.

New Orleans Pelicans push win streak to eight games with solid 126-109 victory over Dallas Mavericks

The whole team got in on the fun for the Pelicans’ second win in Dallas this season.

New Orleans Pelicans overcome 15-point deficit in second half to rally past San Antonio Spurs, 121-116

That’s seven wins in a row!!!

Anthony Davis nearly dismantles Phoenix Suns all by himself as New Orleans Pelicans escape with 125-116 victory

It’s a developing theme: When AD plays like the best basketball player in the universe, the Pelicans can’t lose.