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2018-19 New Orleans Pelicans Game Recaps

New Orleans Pelicans show surprising spark but fail to climb over hump against OKC Thunder, losing 122-116

Moral victories aren’t accepted everywhere like Discover cards, but given the season it’s been, we’ll take what we can get.

New Orleans Pelicans offense fails to click consistently as Blake Griffin carries Pistons to closely-contested victory, 98-94

New Orleans had a chance to tie it up late, but Frank Jackson’s potentially tying three-pointer missed the mark.

After slow first quarter start, New Orleans Pelicans find momentum and proceed to destroy Memphis Grizzlies, 105-85

No Anthony Davis, no problem.

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.

Too much Stephen Curry, New Orleans Pelicans fall to Golden State Warriors in 147-140 barn burner

A lot of positives for New Orleans, but once again, they failed to finish off the Warriors.

New Orleans Pelicans exorcise late-game demons behind 46 points from Anthony Davis to beat L.A. Clippers in clutch time, 121-117

It took an eye poke, a shoe toss, and a rotation tweak to do it, but the Pelicans were able to leave an opposing building victorious.

New Orleans Pelicans outplayed, out-coached by Minnesota Timberwolves in thoroughly disappointing 110-106 loss

So many poor decisions and mental errors by all those involved.

New Orleans Pelicans overcome 16-point deficit to push win streak to three after 140-124 victory against Cleveland Cavaliers

AD dominates again, Niko returns and Frank Jackson has a career night.

New Orleans Pelicans thrash Memphis Grizzlies behind Anthony Davis and Duke bench connection, 114-95

A slew of highlights, from high-flying AD jams to scintillating reserve play from Jahlil Okafor and Frank Jackson.

New Orleans Pelicans roar to victory over Cleveland Cavaliers, 133-98

A balanced attack gets New Orleans back into the win column in a big way!

New Orleans Pelicans fail to bring enough fight to Brooklyn, suffer disappointing 126-121 loss to Nets

A lack of effort and focus from the start created too large of a hole.

New Orleans Pelicans snare victory without Anthony Davis while closing out Minnesota Timberwolves in crunch time, 123-114

"It was a real good total team effort." — Head coach Alvin Gentry

James Harden reaches into bag of tricks late to upend New Orleans Pelicans, propelling Houston Rockets to 108-104 win

Unusual referee foul calls played a big part in another finish against the Rockets.

New Orleans Pelicans take Alvin Gentry’s halftime message to heart, beat Dallas Mavericks in spirited comeback, 114-112

Anthony Davis displayed MVP-caliber basketball, ending the Pelicans’ five-game losing streak with a season-high 48 points.

New Orleans Pelicans run into fourth quarter problems again as Luka Doncic and Dallas Mavericks prevail, 122-119

New Orleans fails to hold onto another 2nd half lead and the current losing streak has now reached five games.

New Orleans losing ways have reached epidemic proportions as Pelicans fall 122-117 to Sacramento Kings

The Pels have lost four straight and 12 of their last 17 contests — ack!

LeBron James drops triple-double, Anthony Davis doesn’t get enough help in Pelicans 112-104 loss to Lakers

New Orleans loses third straight contest.

New Orleans Pelicans squander opportunity for big road victory, losing 123-115 to Milwaukee Bucks

New Orleans mounted a nice comeback in the middle of the game but lost all momentum down the stretch.

New Orleans Pelicans drop hugely disappointing 102-96 loss to Miami Heat

Dwyane Wade ends his career in New Orleans on a high note.

New Orleans Pelicans post dramatic 118-114 victory against Oklahoma City Thunder behind 44 points from Anthony Davis

Pels nearly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

Despite 41 points from Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics cruise by New Orleans Pelicans, 113-100

For a second time this season, the Pelicans failed to match the effort level of the Celtics.

Jrue Holiday and Julius Randle carry New Orleans Pelicans to 116-108 road victory over Detroit Pistons

Anthony Davis suffers a hip injury in the first quarter, but the rest of the squad willed their way to the much-needed win.

New Orleans Pelicans lose another in crunch time, falling 107-103 to Memphis Grizzlies

Anthony Davis and the gang have yet to replicate the success enjoyed last year down the stretch of close games.

Anthony Davis and Julius Randle lead New Orleans Pelicans to blowout of Dallas Mavericks, 132-106

One of the most complete team performances of the season.

New Orleans Pelicans comeback bid falls short and Los Angeles Clippers survive, 129-126

Julius Randle and Jrue Holiday combined for 69 points, but it wasn’t enough.

New Orleans Pelicans coast to 119-109 victory over Charlotte Hornets after near triple double effort by Anthony Davis

The role players also stepped up nicely in the absence of E’Twaun Moore!

New Orleans Pelicans hit new low in 106-101 loss to Miami Heat

Despite a valiant comeback attempt, the Pelicans incredibly sluggish start resulted in a 31-point deficit in the first half.

Tim Frazier joining the starting lineup pays immediate dividends for Alvin Gentry as Pelicans smash Washington Wizards, 125-104

DoItBig and DoItFast reappeared on the scene!

New Orleans Pelicans short-circuit in loss to Kyrie Irving and Boston Celtics, 124-107

It was another eyesore, and the players weren’t interested in talking about it with media following the game.

New Orleans Pelicans drop another dud in a fourth quarter, lose 124-114 to Washington Wizards

The Pels get swept on a 3-game road trip through the Eastern Conference.

New Orleans Pelicans suffer worst defeat of season as New York Knicks ride 16-2 fourth quarter run to victory, 114-109

A lot of things went wrong for a team that usually plays their best brand of basketball after halftime.

New Orleans Pelicans fall behind big early, nearly force overtime, but ultimately lose to Philadelphia 76ers, 121-120

Anthony Davis missed a final free throw attempt that would have tied the game with 2.5 seconds left.