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2018 NBA Playoffs First Round

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.

NBA Playoff Preview: Pelicans try to eliminate Trail Blazers, advance to the Western Conference semifinals

With a commanding 3-0 lead, New Orleans goes for the sweep of Portland.

2018 NBA Playoffs: The day the Pelicans finally became New Orleans’ basketball team

A weathered and feathered story about the important date of April 19, 2018 in franchise history.

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 and New Orleans are in midst of enjoying last laugh at expense of Damian Lillard and Portland

After two memorable performances on the biggest of stages, the Pelicans starting shooting guard finally has the deserving attention of the national media.

NBA Playoff Preview: New Orleans Pelicans hope developing confidence translates in Game 3 against Portland Trail Blazers

Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and company remain focused despite surprising 2-0 series lead.

2018 NBA Playoffs: Alvin Gentry’s conviction allowing Pelicans to seize control over Trail Blazers

Gentry’s commitment to playing fast has New Orleans in control of the series

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: Don’t count out New Orleans Pelicans against Portland Trail Blazers in Game 2

Everyone’s remarking how the Blazers are set to improve. What about the Pelicans?

NBA Playoff Preview: New Orleans Pelicans aim to steal another in Portland as Game 2 fast approaches

All of the pressure is on the Trail Blazers.

After Game 1 victory, New Orleans Pelicans favored to win playoff series over Portland Trail Blazers...but not decidedly so

History and current projections aren’t overwhelmingly on the side of away teams after stealing the opening game of a 7-game series.

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!!

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans are ready for healthy contributions from Playoff Rajon Rondo

Just watch, he’s a deadlier animal this time of year.

2018 NBA Playoffs: New Orleans Pelicans vs Portland Trail Blazers series preview and keys to victory

In-depth look at everything leading up to Game 1 of the NOP-POR first round series.

2018 NBA playoffs: On the eve of game one, New Orleans Pelicans prepare to chase franchise immortality

The Pelicans have a chance to be the franchise’s best and most beloved team in team history

2018 NBA Playoffs: Biggest X-Factors for the New Orleans Pelicans

Who or what are the biggest variables that could have the most significant impact on the outcome of the postseason series against the Portland Trail Blazers?