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The Bird Calls Podcast Ep 142: New Orleans Pelicans 2018/19 Schedule officially announced

Anthony Davis and crew will play in 13 nationally televised games this season on ESPN/TNT, including their opener against Houston.

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The New Orleans Pelicans schedule is here, and fans should be thrilled with the initial results. Anthony Davis, Jrue Holiday and the rest of the guys will be featured nationally on both ESPN and TNT 13 times this season. They are as follows:

  • Wednesday, October 17th at Houston
  • Thursday, November 1st, at Portland
  • Wednesday, November 14, at Minnesota
  • Wednesday, December 12th, vs. Oklahoma City
  • Friday, December 21st, vs. LAL
  • Wednesday, January 16th, at GSW
  • Friday, January 18th, at Portland
  • Monday, January 21st, at Memphis
  • Tuesday, January 29th, at Houston
  • Friday, February 8th vs. Minnesota
  • Thursday, February 14th, vs. Oklahoma City
  • Wednesday, February 27th, at LAL
  • Tuesday, March 12th, vs. Milwaukee

You’ll notice the Pelicans play in three nationally televised games in a row in January and four total in the month.

The Pelicans will play every team in the West four times, except for the Clippers, Jazz, Trail Blazers and Warriors, including DeMarcus Cousins’ trip to NOLA on the final night of the regular season.

The Pelicans have 13 back to backs:

  • October 26th and 27th, home for Brooklyn and Utah.
  • October 31st and November 1st, at GSW and Portland.
  • November 16th and 17th, vs. New York and Denver.
  • November 23rd and 24th, at New York and Washington.
  • December 2nd and 3rd, at Charlotte and home for LAC.
  • December 9th and 10th, at Detroit and Boston
  • December 28th and 29th, vs. both Dallas and Houston.
  • January 23rd and 24th, vs. Detroit and at Oklahoma City.
  • January 29th and 30th, at Houston, and home for Denver.
  • February 8th and 9th, v Minnesota and at Memphis.
  • February 22nd and 23rd at Indiana, and home for LAL.
  • March 1st and 2nd, at Phoenix and Utah.
  • March 15th and 16th, vs. Portland and Phoenix.

The Pelicans will have the opportunity to both start and finishing strong with four of their first five at home and 11 of their final sixteen.

To hear more about the schedule, as well as what it means for the future of the Pelicans’, download our podcast, The Bird Calls, on Itunes, Stitcher and wherever you get your podcasts from. Today’s guests will be newcomer Charlie Gonzalez and Chris Conner.