Other than CJ McCollum, the New Orleans Pelicans are young at guard and could use a veteran with some experience coming off the bench. They could also use a boost of 3-point shooting, as they were near the bottom of the NBA in 3-point percentage for the second year in a row. Potential free-agent Patty Mills could help fix both problems. How to Watch NFR live stream 2022! Get step by step TV guide to watch Las Vegas National Finals Rodeo online streaming for any device.
Jae Crowder should expect the New Orleans Pelicans fans to chant his name even louder for Thursday night's Game 6 — and not in a good way. During Sunday's Game 4 loss at Smoothie King Center, a very large percentage of the sellout crowd of 18,962 repeatedly shouted ''F Jae Crowder'' (though using the full four-letter word). Crowder said the chants serve as "motivation" for him. "It's tough to block out 20,000 people, but you let it fuel you," Crowder said after Wednesday's practice. "It's motivation. Obviously, you're on the road. You know what you're coming into, but I know who to lean on, and that's my teammates. Whenever things get hard, we talk about leaning on one another and being there for one another and I think when you go on the road and you go into a hostile environment, you try to lean on those guys, but you use all that stuff as motivation, and give you more purpose to play the game with the team, with the crowd into it. Rugby fans will be able to catch the final weekend of the Rugby World Cup live for free at the Singapore Sports Hub, in a tie-up between the Singapore Rugby Union (SRU), Sports Hub, BeIN Sports and Societe Generale, SRU announced on Saturday (Oct 26).
The Pelicans had 12 main takeaways during last week's season-ending exit interviews. The New Orleans Pelicans made a surprise run to win the last spot in the NBA Playoffs after starting the season 1-12. Willie Green's squad served notice to the NBA that they're a team to reckon with for years to come by pushing the Phoenix Suns to six games. The Pelicans took the loss tough but did not hang their heads when they came to work the next day.
The New Orleans Pelicans made an unexpected run to the playoffs behind first-year head coach Willie Green, who will be the NBA’s next great coach. Most fans and national media had written the Pelicans off after their horrendous start, but Green kept his young team focused and confident through all of the losing and injuries and it eventually paid off.
The Phoenix Suns held off of the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night in Game 5 of their NBA Playoffs series, 112-97. Phoenix now leads the series 3-2 heading back to New Orleans for Game 6 on Thursday. Mikal Bridges led the Suns with 31 points. Chris Paul had 22. Deandre Ayton added 19. Brandon Ingram had 22 for New Orleans. C.J. McCollum had 21 and Jonas Valanciunas had 17.
Phoenix Suns star Devin Booker is likely to miss Games 3 and 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans with a mild right hamstring strain, but he hasn't been ruled out for the rest of the opening-round Western Conference series, sources told ESPN. The Suns were still evaluating results of an MRI on Wednesday to get a full picture of the injury and a clearer timeline for a return, sources said. Booker had a prolific first half in Tuesday night's Game 2, scoring 31 points and nailing seven 3-pointers. But he didn't score in the third quarter, and with 4:45 left in the period, he appeared to tweak his right hamstring as he was jumping to challenge a Jaxson Hayes dunk in transition. He immediately asked for a timeout and went to the locker room.
The NBA today announced the Phoenix Suns have been fined $25,000 for violating league injury reporting rules. The team failed to disclose guard Devin Booker’s participation status in an accurate and timely manner prior to Game 6 of their first-round playoff series vs. the New Orleans Pelicans on April 28 at Smoothie King Center.
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As it was reported last week, Anthony Davis is in Los Angeles, California because a number of New Orleans Pelicans are getting ready to engage in offseason workouts together.
In his downtime, Davis visited Skyspace, a new tourist attraction inside the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower. Not only does it feature the tallest open-air observation deck in California but also a ride known as Skyslide, a fully enclosed 45-foot slide made entirely of glass sitting roughly 1,000 feet in the air.
As it was probably to be expected, Davis was heard exclaiming, "Oh shit. Oh shit!" when going down the slide. It's one thing to be able to soar high above the rest of the NBA but an entirely different experience when a person's feet sit hundreds of feet above the earth. Once the quick ride was over, however, Anthony was all smiles again.
Barber worked out for the Pelicans in May and Dell Demps and company must have liked what they saw. He's a shoot first guard out of NC State. Last year he averaged 23.5 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 4.5 assists for the Wolfpack.